Engineering - Level 3 Diploma


Course Code: EC1FE416



Next course dates

Start DateLocationDuration
04/09/2023Bispham Campus2 Years / £2710.50Enquire  

Course Overview

Prepare for a career as an engineering technician or operative with this level 3 course. The focus is on developing your skills and knowledge in a range of electrical/electronic and mechanical disciplines as you gain an insight into the wider engineering industry. Here at B&FC, we are an enthusiastic, expert and experienced team, and fully committed to helping you develop the skills, knowledge and experience needed for your future career. Successful completion of the course will equip you to progress to a degree-level course or you might prefer to go straight into employment.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs grade 4 or above or Level 2 relevant qualification.
Require English OR Maths at grade 4 or above

  • a successful interview with a tutor
  • the ability to study independently
  •  a genuine interest in the subject
  • good communication skills
  •  hardworking approach towards the industry



All 16-18 year old applicants will be invited to attend an interview to meet a tutor and ask any questions they may have about the course.

Qualification Obtained

BTEC National Diploma in Engineering

Essential Skills – English and Maths

If you achieve a grade 3 in GCSE Maths or English you will have to work towards re-sitting these subjects as part of your main study programme. At B&FC, this won’t delay your career journey because you’re working towards these subjects at the same time as your chosen subject.

Career Options and Progression

Successful completion of this course will provide you with a Level 3 Diploma in Engineering. The next stage in your journey to becoming a fully qualified engineer is the Level 3 Extended Diploma.

Assessment Methods

Core modules include:

  • Engineering Principles
  • Delivering Engineering Processes Safely as a Team
  • Engineering Product Design and Manufacture
  • Applied Commercial and Quality Principles in Engineering
  • Specialist Engineering Project

During each module you will undertake a range of assignments, designed to assess your skills, experience and knowledge. These will consist of practical-based studies, research, written assignments, and individual and group presentations. There are also controlled exams for some modules.

Teaching and Learning Methods

This highly practical course is made up of the following

  • engineering practical (workshop-based, typically 7 hours per week)
  • engineering/industry theory (class-based, typically 6 hours per week)
  • work experience/work placement
  • higher education
  • study skills tutorial

Our expert tutors understand that everyone learns in different ways so they use a range of teaching methods to enable everyone to achieve their potential.

Each week totals around 16 timetabled hours, including 3 hours’ independent study.

We provide you with lots of support, including regular target setting and progress reviews.

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

All equipment/resources you require for this course are provided by B&FC at no extra cost

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of further education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Students who are 18 or under and resident in the EU pay no course fees. Read our tuition fees guide for students 19 and over.

Regulation and Accreditation

Accrediting Institution: N/A

Awarding Body: Pearson Education

Regulatory Body: Ofsted

Terms and Conditions

Read our full terms and conditions for more information.

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