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Step into STEM (Engineering, Electrical & Automotive) (Entry Level) (16 – 18) Full-time

Course outline

This qualification is for students who would like to gain core knowledge and understanding of Engineering, Electrical and Automotive industries whilst studying towards their GCSE English and Maths.

It has been specifically designed to provide learners with the core knowledge and behaviours required for a range of STEM roles or to offer progression into a higher level of study or a practical apprenticeship.

During the course, you will learn the key skills required to get into the Engineering, Electrical and Automotive industries whilst also studying towards your Maths and English.

You will learn:

  • Engineering Projects – Welding, Machining, Robotics/Automation
  • Electrical Projects – Wiring, Testing and Inspection
  • Automotive Projects – Mechanics and Maintenance Techniques
  • GCSE or Functional Skills – Maths and English

You can expect a very practical program which gives you the knowledge and skills to progress within the Engineering, Electrical or Automotive sectors. You will be exposed to practical skills such as, welding and fabrication, machining, maintenance techniques, hand fitting techniques, robotics, mechanics and electrical skills.

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: C050204 / Q050205


College Certificate


1 year

Level Entry Level
Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Teaching & assessment

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


Students that gain either GCSE English or GCSE Maths at grade 2 or above can progress onto a Level 1 course at Nottingham College. If students pass either GCSE English and Maths with a grade 4 can jump straight to Level 2.

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