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Engineering Level 3 at North Kent College

Course description

BTEC Nationals are QCF Level 3 qualifications designed to provide highly specialist work-related skills needed in Engineering. They give learners the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to prepare them for employment. The qualifications provide career development opportunities for work in a number of different engineering industries carrying out a variety of roles. As qualified technician’s, students have progressed to fulfil such roles as a Design Engineer as well as service/maintenance and manufacturing engineering. The qualification also allows progression to higher education on HNC/HND and Degree level programmes. 

The Subsidiary Diploma Engineering units will be drawn from a bank of units. Typically, the following units are an indication of what could be offered on the programme. 
*Health and Safety in the Engineering Workplace 
*Electrical & Electronic Principles 
*Mechanical Principles 
Mathematics for Technicians 
Principles and Applications of Electronic Devices and Circuits 
Electronic Fault Finding 
Computer Aided Design 
Welding Technology 
Fabrication Techniques 
Workshop Practices 

This course includes the opportunity to take part in an industry placement in a sector relevant to your qualification and study programme. The placement will take place 1 or 2 days per week on the days when you are not in college studying. Industry placements are designed to give you the skills to start work at the end of your studies, progress into an apprenticeship, or to add to your UCAS statement.

Entry requirements

GCSE’s in English, Mathematics, Science and one other technically related subject at Grade A* - C. 
Or a Level 2 BTEC First Diploma in Engineering


The programme provides a balance of both theoretical and practical activities complemented with computer-based exercises using the latest industry standard software packages. Assessment is continuous conducted in both formal (test) and informal (assignment based) modes.


Financial information

Tuition Fees:
16-18 - free
19+ Advanced Learning Loan - £3300

Exam and Registration Fees (payable by all aged 19 and over): £135 

Other Costs (payable by all students): £25 Material fee contribution

This course may also attract additional costs, for example, kit, uniform or books, that all students will be required to pay. Please contact the College for further details.

Future opportunities

BTEC Diploma Level 3 or employment into the Engineering sectors

Further information

Please contact the college

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 08 October 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Course code: C2G179P
  • Web url:
  • Number of planned places: 20