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Engineering (Level 3 Diploma) - Full-time

Course outline

This level is ideal for experienced learners with an understanding and practical experience of specialist engineering technologies and principles

The qualification includes mandatory and a range of optional units, allowing you to specialise in one of a number engineering disciplines. You will demonstrate the knowledge and understanding of working safely and communicating in an engineering environment, as well an understanding of the ‘principles’ of your chosen discipline.

Mandatory units include:

  • Engineering health and safety
  • Computer automated and robotic systems principles
  • Power supply, and analogue and digital circuit principles and fault

Through a series of assignments, you will be able to demonstrate your technical and problem-solving skills. This may involve you in:

  • Machining materials
  • Welding
  • Maintaining hydraulic and pneumatic systems
  • Using computer automated and robotic systems
  • Using mechatronics systems
  • Using composites materials

You will study both the practical use and underpinning knowledge of the 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.

How to apply for this course

Apply online now to start this course in 2022/23.

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Location Date
Jesse Boot Avenue
Science Park
University Boulevard

Start: 5th September 2022

Course code: C036276 / Q036277


City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Engineering (2850)


1 year

Level Level 3
Entry requirements

You will need a minimum of 5 GCSEs which must include Maths at Grade 4/C. You will also need to have passed the pathway specific Level 2 course in Fabrication and Welding, Manufacturing or Maintenance.


There is continuous assessment of each unit. You will show evidence of competence through practical assessments, an online test and producing a personal portfolio of evidence.

As part of your programme you will need to complete a minimum of two days’ work experience each academic year in your subject area. You will have to find the placement and keep a log book for reference.


These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of engineering roles including:

  • Engineering operative
  • Engineering maintenance technician
  • Foundry moulder/core maker
  • Mechanical engineering technician
  • Sheet metal worker
  • Toolmaker/machine setter
  • Welder
Additional information

Students aged 16-18 don't have to pay tuition fees.

If you are aged 19 or over you may still be eligible for funding. Check out our Financial Help pages to find out more!

If you are an EU/EEA or Swiss National, please visit our EU Settled Status scheme page for more information.

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