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Engineering Advanced (Level 3)

Engineering Bedford


Engineering Advanced (Level 3)

Tresham College has a long standing commitment to meeting the needs of industry. We work closely with many major employers in the region to develop the right course content to ensure employability of our students when they complete their study programme. Based at our Corby campus, our engineering courses are offered at all levels to enable progression through the different stages of your skills development. Our resources include advanced engineering workshops, for both electronics and mechanical engineering, and fully equipped suites. As well as progressing through to full-time employment or an apprenticeship, students also progress on to higher level qualifications such as the HNC/HND and BSc (Hons) qualifications in Engineering offered by Tresham College and Bedford College or other universities.


Available Courses
Tresham College Corby campus
Starts: 04/09/2023
Type: Full Time
Length: 2 years
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time(s): 9:00am - 4:30pm
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Fees: 16-18 Yrs: Fully Funded 19+ Yrs: This course could be funded, for more information call us on 0345 658 8990 or use the Livechat below.

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Funding Information

All full-time Level 1 and Level 2 courses are now FREE for everyone, whatever their age. If you are looking to study a Level 3 qualification, courses are still free if you’re under 19 or 19-23 and studying your first full Level 3 qualification. If you’re over 23 or studying a second Level 3 qualification, you will need to pay a fee. Find out more on our financial support page at: or view the Full-time Fee Flow Chart below.

If you are unsure whether you need to pay or not then please contact our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990.

Full-time Fee Flow Chart

If you are aged 19 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. You can also pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable.

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If you live in any of the following areas and wish to apply for or enrol onto one of our courses, please contact our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990 to check if your course is funded or not (Please note that if your course is not funded then you will pay a higher fee than what is listed, please contact our Customer Contact team for more information):

  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
  • Greater Manchester
  • Greater London
  • Liverpool City Region
  • Tees Valley
  • West of England
  • West Midlands
  • Sheffield
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne
  • Barnsley and Doncaster
  • West Yorkshire
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Bedford College Engineering Level 3


Engineering initially appealed to me because it offers a good balance of practical and theory work. I started on the Level 2 course after my GCSEs and am now studying on the Level 3 programme, which is a step up in terms of workload.

I really enjoy the product design aspect of the course. In one of our units we have to design and build a robot from VEX kits. We are given a specification to follow but the design is up to us. Next year we can decide what aspect of engineering we want to focus on. I’m going to choose mechanical.

I much prefer College to school because you are treated as an adult and there is more space and freedom to move around. The tutors are good and the facilities in the robotics lab are fantastic.

Once I finish College I’m hoping to go to De Montfort University in Leicester to study Mechanical Engineering or Product Design and then get into industry in one of these areas.

Course information

Entry requirements

Duration: 2 years 4 GCSEs grades 9 to 4 or A* to C including English, maths and science OR Engineering at Level 2.


Course content

You will study a variety of modules designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of engineering including electronic and mechanical. You will also carry out an extended project of your choice within the field of engineering during your second year, as well as undertaking work experience in a related field.


Qualifications gained

You will gain:

  • Engineering BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
  • You can gain up to 168 UCAS points
Further study career options

This Level 3 qualification will prepare you for an apprenticeship and can help you find employment, or give you the UCAS points needed for university.

If you complete the two year programme you will be able to progress on to HND or undergraduate courses at Tresham College or Bedford College or other universities.

Completion of the one year programme will prepare you for progression on to a HNC or an apprenticeship programme in engineering here at Tresham College or Bedford College.


Additional information

You will need to purchase / pay for the following:

• Personal protective equipment (PPE) approximately £50

• Trips approximately £50

This qualification is recognised throughout the industry as one of the recommended Level 3 Technical Certificates for students who wish to progress onto or are undertaking an engineering apprenticeship.


Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.


Any questions?

If you would like to find out more about this or other courses, please use our Livechat below, email or call us on 0345 658 8990.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.


Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 to order your copy.