EAL Subsidiary Diploma in Engineering Technologies (Mechanical Engineering) Level 3
Engineering and Automotive
City of Newport Campus
05 September 2022
- 4 GCSEs grade A* to C, to include Maths, Science, and English (or Welsh as a first language)
- Or a suitable level 2 Engineering qualification and GCSE grade A* to C in Maths.
In a nutshell
This course provides the knowledge and practical skills for a range of job roles in mechanical engineering. It is structured around the level 3 Engineering apprenticeship framework and carries UCAS points to provide progression into higher education courses such as HNC/D.
This course is for you if...
...You're interested in Mechanical Engineering
...You're looking for an apprenticeship in Mechanical Engineering
...You want to progress to Higher Education courses in Engineering.
What will I be doing?
For the Diploma, you'll study five units:
- Health and Safety
- Mechanical Principles
- Maths for Engineering
- Engineering communications
In addition, you'll cover 2 practical NVQ units:
- Preparing and Using Lathes for Turning Operations
- Producing Mechanical Engineering Drawings using a CAD System
The course is assessed through a range of methods including:
- Practical workshop activities
- Short written tests
- Online multiple-choice exams
You'll also develop your employability skills and have the opportunity to retake your Maths/English GCSE where appropriate.
What is expected of me?
To enrol on this course, you'll need either:
4 GCSEs grade A* to C, to include Maths, Science, and English (or Welsh as a first language)
or a suitable level 2 Engineering qualification and GCSE grade A* to C in Maths.
Full commitment to attendance is required, as is the ability to work independently and as part of a team. You should also have a strong desire to work in the engineering industry, abide by the college ethos and be willing to participate in improving your level of academic subjects.
What comes next?
Following successful completion of this course, possible progression routes include:
An Engineering apprenticeship
HNC/D in Mechanical Engineering
Job roles include Mechanical Fitter, Maintenance Engineer, Production Engineer.
You’ll need Personal Protective Equipment, such as boots and overalls, the cost of which is approximately £40. You’ll also need to supply your own stationery and folders.
Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?
Contact our Student Recruitment team