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Level 3 Diploma in Engineering

Level 3 Diploma in Engineering

Level 3 Diploma in Engineering

This course is designed to give you the knowledge, understanding and skills that you need to prepare for employment within the engineering sector. It will appeal to you if you are interested in engineering tasks and how engineering products are designed and made.

You will study:

1st Year – Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Engineering.

The 60-credit BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma extends the specialist work-related focus of the BTEC Level 3 Certificate and covers the knowledge and practical skills required in the appropriate vocational sector. It also offers greater flexibility and a choice of emphasis through the optional units. It is broadly equivalent to one A-level.

  • Health and Safety in the Engineering Workplace
  • Mechanical Principles and Applications
  • Mechanical Measurement and Inspection Techniques
  • Engineering Secondary and Finishing Techniques
  • Computer Aided Manufacturing

2nd Year – Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering

BTEC Level 3 Diploma broadens and expands the specialist work-related focus from the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma

  • Communications for Engineering Technicians
  • Engineering Project
  • Mathematics for Engineering Technicians
  • Computer Aided Drafting in Engineering
  • Manufacturing Planning

All units are internally assessed.

On successful completion of this course, you could progress to employment or apply to join the Edexcel BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering course.

If you are between 19 and 23 years of age when you start this course you may need to pay course fees. However, we can help you with our flexible payment plans.


You will need four GCSEs at grade 4 (C) and above in maths and science (Engineering and Design Technology will also be considered), a positive school report and the successful completion of an interview with an admissions tutor, or completion of PEO Level 1.

Course Summary

Length of study:
70 Weeks


Term dates

Study campus:

Study option(s):
Full time

Course level:
Level 3

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Making your application

We will check your application to see if you meet the standard entry requirements for the course. If you do, you’ll receive an invitation via email to attend an interview with a Curriculum Tutor.

Fees and funding

If you are aged 16-18 and applying for a full-time programme, then you will not have to pay for your course. If you are aged 19+ then there may be a fee for your course.

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