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Engineering – Level 3

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About the course

On this two-year course you will gain the knowledge, understanding and skills to prepare for employment, a higher apprenticeship or further education in the engineering field. The course is designed by BTEC and is widely respected by employers. It covers engineering disciplines that are vital for anyone serious about seeking employment as an engineer or progressing to higher education. Subjects such as engineering principles, working safely as a team, product design & manufacture and quality principles are taught alongside specialist electronic and maintenance units that make use of the expert staff and advanced teaching equipment in our cutting edge Discovery Centre. Successful completion of the first year awards the BTEC Foundation Diploma in Engineering with the second year topping up to the Extended Diploma in Engineering.

Topics and units

– Engineering principles
– Engineering product design and manufacture
– Delivery of engineering processes safely as a team
– Electronic printed circuit board design and manufacture
– Engineering maintenance and condition monitoring techniques
– Applied commercial and quality principles in engineering
– Electronic devices and circuits
– Microcontroller systems for engineers
– Calculus to solve engineering problems
– Engineering maintenance and condition monitoring techniques
– Programmable logic controllers
– Mechanical behaviour of metallic materials
– Specialist engineering project
– Static mechanical principles in practice
– Dynamic mechanical principles in practice

Work placement opportunities: Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land, Muller Dairies UK, Moveero (formerly GKN Wheels)

Careers and progression

Progressing to: Trainee maintenance or design engineer jobs across a range of sectors including engineering, food production and the NHS
Aspirational careers: Manufacturing engineer, maintenance engineer, product design engineer

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at grades 9-4 including English and maths

Additional information

Students will require:

Steel toe capped safety boots/shoes
Navy blue overalls
Scientific calculator
Notepad/notebook/A4 folder with paper
Suitable pen (black or blue ink)

What to do next

If you are interested in applying for this course, please click ‘apply now‘ on this page or at the top of any page, and create an website account or sign in an account you have already created and complete the application form. 

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Full Time


2 Year


Haybridge Road, Telford


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09 October 2024
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13 November 2024
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04 December 2024
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