Engineering - Level 3
Broaden your horizons for careers and degree-level study in computer aided manufacturing, product design, aerospace, electronics, electrical engineering, or the automotive industry.
You will be applying your cognitive problem solving skills to projects, challenges and assignments that are based on real workplace situations, activities and demands. Equivalent to three A Levels, this qualification has been designed to allow students to progress to university as well as straight into the industry. Upon successful completion, you may decide to apply for an HNC/D or degree course in various disciplines, including mechanical engineering, manufacturing, aerospace, design, automotive or electronic engineering. Our contemporary engineering facilities have the latest industry-standard equipment including a Computer Aided Design (CAD) suite, engineering workshop (including a CNC mill and lathe), extensive robotics and pneumatics equipment. This offers an excellent learning environment for supported, hands-on training as well as thorough, applied and relevant academic study.
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering
A selection of unit titles is shown below:
- Machining Techniques
- Mechanical, Engineering & Electrical Science
- Computer Aided Design (CAD)
- Microcontroller Systems in Engineering
- Inspection Technology
- Programmable Logic Controllers
- Properties & Application of Engineering Materials
- Programmable Logic Controllers
- Mechanical Principles
Assessment is continuous, with assignments, projects, exams and practical work. All full-time students will be required to study maths and English at the appropriate level.
Maths and English
All students following a full-time programme of study at HLC will study English and maths as part of their studies, please refer to the Study Programmes page of this website.
- Five GCSEs at grades 4 or above including maths and English, or successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 2 Qualification, such as the BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate / Diploma in Engineering (minimum Merit grade)
- Successful interview and initial assessment, including diagnostic tests and a good school reference
- You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for this subject area
Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria.
What can I study next?
Study options may include:
What jobs can I do?
Employment options may include:
- Engineering Project Manager
- Engineering Design and Manufacture
- Mechanical Engineer
- Electronics/Telecoms Engineer
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Students aged 16 to 18: There are no tuition or examination fees.
Students aged 19 to 23: Who are studying for their first full Level 3 qualification will be not be charged any tuition fees, but will be charged the materials fee only.
Students aged 19 to 23: Who already hold a full Level 3 qualification and all students who are 24 or over will be liable for the full cost of the course, based on the current student loan applicable for the qualification. Please contact our Finance department to be advised of the fee / loan due.
Additional Course Costs: 220
Personal Equipment: You may also be expected to buy your own personal equipment such as personal protective clothing, stationary and data storage devices.
Please Note: Costs are subject to change, please call Enquiries on 0800 032 1986 to speak to somebody who will be able to help.
We also offer the following apprenticeships as an alternative to full-time study:
- Manufacturing Engineering, Level 3
- Engineering Maintenance, Level 3
- Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Level 3
- Engineering Design, Level 3
You will gain practical skills, knowledge and understanding relevant to your chosen apprenticeship and job role in the workplace, including:
- Engineering Maths & Science
- Computer Aided Design
- Manual & CNC Machining
- Electronics, Automation & Control
- Engineering Materials
- Engineering Maintenance
- Manufacturing Processes
Duration and Attendance
You will spend most of your time in the workplace, employed as an apprentice, and you will be released by your employer to attend college for training two days a week, in year one, and one day a week in years two and three. It will take around 36−48 months to complete the Level 3 Apprenticeship.
Telephone: 0800 032 1986