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Maintenance or Fabrication and Welding Engineering (City & Guilds Diploma Level 3) — 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 & 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 with an employ.

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Location Date
Jesse Boot Avenue
Science Park
University Boulevard

Start: Monday 4th September 2023

Maintenance Engineering

Course code: C038189 / Q038190

Jesse Boot Avenue
Science Park
University Boulevard

Start: Monday 4th September 2023

Fabrication and Welding Engineering

Course code: C036276 / Q036277


City & Guilds Diploma in Engineering


1 year

Level Level 3
Entry requirements

You must have a minimum of 5 GCSE’s which must include English Language and Maths at Grade 4. You will also need to have a relevant Level 2 Engineering qualification

Teaching & assessment

You will have an end of year exam and an assignment set by City and Guilds.


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.