Engineering (Level 3 Technical Diploma) — Full-time
This qualification is for you if you are looking to start in the broad, advanced manufacturing and engineering sector in more specialised roles.
It covers a wide range of topics allowing you to experience the sectors skills requirements.
You will study theoretical aspects of the subject and apply them to practical tasks.
Compulsory topics include:
- Engineering materials
- Electronics, control and instrumentation
- Mechanical structures and dynamics
- Manufacturing methods in engineering
- Engineering design
- Engineering mathematics and statistics
- Engineering workshop practice
- Innovation and new technologies
- Manufacturing engineering
- Robotics and automated manufacture.
There will also be selected units, which focus on the technical skills required within the engineering industry.
- Project management
- Automotive engineering
- Power and energy in engineering
- Aerospace engineering
- Rail engineering
You will study both the practical use and the underpinning knowledge of each subject, which may involve local employers providing real examples as part of the training.
It is expected that you will visit or have visits from employers who can provide demonstrations and talks on the industry, which may also be a relevant work placement with an employ.
We work with local employers who will contribute to the knowledge and delivery of training. You can expect lectures given by industry experts and employer input into projects and exercises.
If you're interested in progressing into University, we also offer A Level Maths alongside this course. This will be taught on site at Highfields. You will study AS Maths in your first year and A2 in your second year.
Aged 19 or over?
If you don't already hold a Level 3 qualification (equivalent to at least two A Levels, or a Level 3 vocational qualification), you may be able to study this course fully funded!
The Government’s new National Skills Fund programme has created new opportunities for adults, aged 19 and over, to access fully funded full-time learning.
For more information, view our Funded Courses for Over 19s page.
If you are aged 16-18 without having achieved a Level 3 qualification, you will also be eligible for full funding.
How to apply for this course
Apply online to start in 2023/24.
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Start: Monday 4th September 2023
Course code: C036283 / Q036284
City & Guilds Level 3 Technical Diploma in Engineering
You will need a minimum of 5 GCSEs with a grade 5 in Maths and a grade 4 in English.
GCSE in Science is preferable but not essential.
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There will be an exam and a City & Guilds set assignment on each year of this course.
Choose to follow with a higher education course at Nottingham College or to progress into a career in the engineering industry.
Students aged 16-18 don't have to pay tuition fees.
If you are an EU/EEA or Swiss National, please visit our EU Settled Status scheme page for more information.
This course carries a maximum of 112 UCAS points. It is taught alongside the City & Guilds Project Module which carries a maximum of 28 UCAS points.
If you are thinking of progressing to higher education, you should also take A Level Maths alongside which carries a maximum of 56 UCAS Points.
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This video features lecturer Abbad, introducing our horizon kits that students use to learn with.