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Engineering Technology Level 1 at North Kent College

Course description

The course is divided between classroom and workshop activities; The student will be working with engineering hand tools, such as files, hacksaws, and drilling machines etc. Students will progress on this course to use machines such as the Lathe and Milling machine. Welding techniques will be introduced in this course. In the classroom the use, type of materials used, production techniques and engineering drawings, with the use computer aided design programs as well as traditional drawing techniques will be studied. Units offered in the pursuit of this qualification include Welding, Hand-Skills, Milling and Turning, Computer Aided Drafting, Computer Aided Manufacture and Electrical installation

Entry requirements

Grade D and above in GCSE Math’s and English or equivalent and 2 GCSEs at D and above of which one must be Science. Good School/College reference.


Continuous observed assessment of practical competence and a number of theory assessments to compliment, also an on-line end test by external examination.


Financial information

Tuition Fees:
16-18 - free
19+ - £1650

Exam and Registration Fees (payable by all aged 19 and over): £85 

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

Apprentice and other employment opportunities in Engineering or progression onto the Level 2 EAL in Engineering.

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: C2G101P
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  • Number of planned places: 20