Enable Accessibility Bar

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.


Programme Features



  • Successful completion of this programme will ensure learners are work ready and prepaired for a Modern Apprenticeship 
  • Work placement with an employer
  • Industry awareness visits

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.


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

Programme Assessment



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


Programme Entry Requirements



  • 4 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. 

Additional learner costs include a contribution of £30 towards the cost of personal protective equipment.

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 £45 prior to enrolment.

You will need to provide your own stationery and may also incur costs if the department arranges educational visits.