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Introduction to Engineering (Entry Level) — Full-time

Course outline

This qualification is for you if would like to gain core knowledge and understanding of a range of occupational roles from across the engineering and manufacturing sector.

The course has been specifically designed to provide you with the core knowledge and behaviours required for a range of Manufacturing and Engineering occupational roles or to offer progression into a higher level of study or a practical engineering apprenticeship.

It will provide you with knowledge and understanding of a blend of skills, knowledge and occupational behaviours required across a range of engineering skills and techniques. The course covers the core knowledge and understanding that are required by an engineer involved in the Manufacturing and Engineering sector.

You can expect a very practical course which will give you the knowledge and skills to progress within the Engineering sector.

You will be exposed to Engineering techniques and practical skills such as:

  • Welding and fabrication
  • Machining
  • Maintenance techniques
  • Hand fitting techniques
  • Electronics
  • Automation and robotics.

How to apply for this course

Apply online to start in 2024/25.

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Location Date
Jesse Boot Avenue
Science Park
University Boulevard

Start: Monday 2nd September 2024

Course code: C047303 / Q047323


College Certificate


1 year

Level Entry Level
Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements but you must have a keen interest in Engineering

Teaching & assessment

Assessment methods within this course include in class knowledge assessments and practical assessments. They have been designed to assess the knowledge, understanding and skills of all units.


Students that have either GCSE English or GCSE Maths at grade 2 or above can progress onto the Level 1 Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies course at Nottingham College. If students pass either GCSE English and Maths with a grade 4 can jump straight to Level 2 Certificate in Engineering Operations.

Students can also progress onto a Level 2 or Level 3 apprenticeship in Engineering depending on their GCSE results.