This BTEC Level 3 qualification is a full-time course which can run over two years. The programme is equivalent to three A levels on completion of the second year. The course provides you with the knowledge, understanding and skills that will prepare you for employment or progression to higher education and degree courses. The course attracts UCAS points to further your progression onto Higher Education. On successful completion of the course, you can progress onto an Apprenticeship or enter into employment. The course will develop your knowledge and skills in the design, manufacture and maintenance of engineering products.
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You would like to spend a year as a full time student learning the essential skills in engineering, exploring your career options and building core skills.
Four GCSEs at grade 3 or above, including English and maths.
The essential skills required to work in the engineering sector and have a good knowledge of engineering operations. On successful completion of the course, you will receive a technical certificate at Level 2.
Typical job roles include:
- Mechanical fitter
- Maintenance Engineer
- Manufacturing Engineer
- Sheet Metal Worker
- CNC Operator
- Welder Fabricator
To learn in both the classroom and workshops.
Using 3D printers, CNC machinery, lathes, mills and CAD suites facilities.
University study such as our FdSc Engineering.
Our Engineering Advanced Apprenticeship at Level 3 and then potentially a Higher Apprenticeship at Level 4.
Careers in this industry
- Tool maker
- Fitter Turner
- Maintenance engineer
- Electrical mechanical engineer
- CNC machinist
- Architectural engineering
- Civil engineering
- Commercial engineering
- Design engineering
- Electronics engineering
- Environmental engineering
- Geotechnical engineering
- Instrumentation and control engineering
Our Level 3 course offers you the choice of university study or employment on successful completion of your course."
Chris Ludlow Lecturer Engineering
Chris gained his fabrication apprenticeship through A & P Falmouth and then travelled around Europe working as a fabricator. He started working at Cornwall College in 2008 and teaches fabrication and welding, lathe and mill work and machine maintenance. He is also a qualified assessor.
“Engineering is a vital part of the UK economy and engineering companies are projected to need 182,000 people with engineering skills each year to 2022.”
*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility.