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Mechanical Engineering - Enhanced Programme Level 3

Programme Description

This mechanical engineering course is a one year full-time college course incorporating work placement within the industry.

The EAL level 3 49 credit engineering Subsidiary Diploma forms the first year of the full 149 credit Technical Extended Diploma (for full time progression) or the 99 credit Extended Diploma (for part-time, apprentice progression). Practical skills are developed using a full EAL level 2 64 credit Performing Engineering Operations (PEO) NVQ diploma. Included in this enhanced learning programme are essential skills units where applicable.

At a Glance

  Full Time

  1 Year

  Graig Campus

Programme Features

Successful completion of this programme will ensure learners are work ready and prepared for a Modern Apprenticeship 

Practical Skills Development

Work placement with an employer 

Industry awareness visits 

Programme Content

Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma Mechanical Engineering

Level 2 NVQ Performing Engineering Operations

Essential Skills Qualifications Application of Number, Communication and Digital Literacy where applicable

Progression & Employment

Successful completion of the programme will provide skills enabling progression onto an employed status apprenticeship, or the full time L3 Technical Extended Diploma.

Method of Assessment

All units are  assessed via exams, tests, assignments and practical activities.

Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs grade A* - C to include Mathematics and English/Welsh first language 

Successful interview showing motivation and commitment to the programme

Aptitude test /initial assessment

Additional Costs

All engineering full-time courses which include mechanical, electrical/electronic/fabrication and welding and motor vehicle, are fully funded. 

The learner will also be required to provide their own stationery and basic classroom equipment appropriate to their course (eg pens and a calculator). 

All learners are required to pay an administration fee of £25 prior to enrolment.