OverviewMechanical 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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You will need:
- 3 GCSEs at grade C or above in Mathematics, Science and English, OR
- Level 2 First Diploma in Engineering (Merit or above)
If you are over 21 and do not fully meet the entry criteria then it may be possible to gain entry to the course subject to a successful interview where you will be considered individually on your engineering/industrial experience, knowledge and the ability to demonstrate a sound understanding of mathematics and mechanical engineering principles.
During the course you can study a range of topics, including:
- Mathematics for technicians
- Mechanical principles and applications
- Electro, pneumatics and hydraulics
- Engineering drawing for technicians
- Applications of mechanical systems in engineering
- Computer-aided draughting
- Further mathematics for technicians
- Further mechanical principles and applications
- Communications for technicians
- Health and safety in engineering
Assessment is on a continuing basis and will include phase tests, assignments and presentations.
Successful completion to an appropriate level enables you to progress on to our Mechanical Engineering HNC or similar Level 4 qualifications.
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.
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.Find out more
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:
- Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
- Greater Manchester
- Greater London
- Liverpool City Region
- Tees Valley
- West of England
- West Midlands
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.
Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
We are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.
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.
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.