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Mechanical Engineering BTEC Level 3 Diploma (Part-time)

Bedford Engineering Electric Part-time HE Adults


Mechanical Engineering BTEC Level 3 Diploma

This course is designed for people who are working in a technical role within the engineering industry and are looking to obtain a vocational qualification to support their position or to progress within their organisation. If you are a trainee or an apprentice, this nationally recognised qualification equips you with the knowledge and understanding you need to develop your career in mechanical and manufacturing engineering.

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Course information

Entry requirements


You need either:

  • Four GCSEs at grade 4 or above in Mathematics (Higher), Science and English Language and one other subject, OR
  • Level 2 Diploma in Engineering (Merit or above) and GCSE Mathematics

If you are over 21 and partly meet the essential entry criteria above, you may gain entry to the course subject to a successful interview, and will be considered individually on your engineering or industrial experience, knowledge and ability to demonstrate a sound understanding of mathematics and mechanical engineering principles rather than just your qualifications.

Course content

During the two-year course you will study a number of subjects (these may change from the list shown):

  • Health & Safety in the Engineering Workplace
  • Communications for Engineering Technicians
  • Mathematics for Engineering Technicians
  • Mechanical Principles of Engineering Systems
  • Properties & Applications of Engineering Materials
  • Engineering Drawing for Technicians
  • Electro-Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems and Devices
  •  Engineering Project
  • Applications of Mechanical Systems in Engineering
  • Further Mechanical Principles and Applications
  • Further Engineering Mathematics

Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge).

Assessment methods

Assessment is on a continuing basis and will include phase tests, assignments and presentations.

Further study and career options

Successful completion to an appropriate level enables you to progress on to our Mechanical Engineering HNC or similar Level 4 qualifications.

Additional information

During the course, you will be required to attend for one day a week, for a period of two years. Additional study will be required outside of College.


Available Courses
Bedford College
Starts: 23/09/2024
Type: Part Time
Length: 2 years
Day(s): Monday
Time(s): 9:00am - 5:45pm
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Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information on the Website is correct, some details may be subject to change. The Bedford College Group reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient. In the unfortunate situation that we have to cancel a course we will refund your fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due.

Funding Information

The College offers an instalment plan for Further Education and Higher Education courses to students where the total amount payable at the point of enrolment is £200 or more. Within the scheme there is an ability to pay up to 6 instalments, depending on the length of the courses and the final payment must be paid at least a month before the end of the course.

If you are aged 19 or over and want to achieve your first full Level 3 qualification (equivalent to an advanced technical certificate, diploma or A-Levels) then this course is free, as part of the National Skills Fund.

Part-time Fee Flow Chart

If you are aged 24 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. Alternatively, you can 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 on 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
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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 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.