This qualification has been designed as a two-year, full-time course that meets entry requirements in its own right for learners wanting to progress to Higher Education and employment in engineering. Learners gain relevant skills and knowledge from studying a range of content focused on electrical/electronic and mechanical disciplines, for example, electrical machines and maintenance of mechanical systems. The qualification is equivalent in size to three A Levels.
This course consists of two separate qualifications. In your first year of study, you will work towards the Level 3 90-Credit Diploma. Following successful completion of this qualification, you will be able to progress to the Extended Diploma. Our Extended Diplomas offer equivalent UCAS points to studying 3 A Levels.
What does this qualification cover?
Engineering covers a broad variety of roles and it involves the application of scientific principles and practical knowledge to transform ideas and materials into products and systems safely and support them during their lifetime. This qualification has a focus on a broad range of engineering specialist areas including electrical and electronic, mechanical, and others for example manufacturing.
Learners study seven mandatory units including the following topics:
• engineering principles and mathematics
• health and safety, teamwork and interpreting, and creating computer-aided engineering
• design and manufacture of products
• microcontroller systems design and programming.
Through the optional units, learners will study a mix of electrical/electronic, mechanical, and other engineering specialist areas. They could include: electronic devices and circuits, electronic measurement and testing of circuits, behaviour of metallic materials, maintenance of mechanical
systems, programmable logic controllers, and secondary machining processes.
The content of this qualification has been developed in consultation with employers and professional bodies to ensure relevance to current industry practice in engineering occupational disciplines. In addition, academics have been consulted on content development to ensure the qualification
supports progression to higher education.
Learners must have successfully achieved:
Assessments include a range of assessment types and styles suited to vocational qualifications in the sector. There are three main forms of assessment that you need to be aware of: external, internal, and synoptic. The styles of external assessment used for qualifications in the Engineering suite are:
• examinations – all learners take the same assessment at the same time, normally with a
• set tasks – learners take the assessment during a defined window and demonstrate
understanding through the completion of a vocational task.
Additional costs, which may include the purchase of books, will be confirmed at enrolment.
This course is for learners who want to pursue careers in engineering, and who want to be able to collaborate across and apply
knowledge, skills, and understanding in other branches of engineering. Learners can either progress directly to higher education to study engineering degrees or to apprenticeships or employment as engineering technicians.
Find out more about the courses and levels offered at the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London!