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Engineering (Level 3)


Why study this course?

Tresham College has a long standing commitment to meeting the needs of industry. We work closely with many major employers in the region to develop the right course content to ensure employability of our students when they complete their study programme. Based at our Corby campus, our engineering courses are offered at all levels to enable progression through the different stages of your skills development. Our resources include advanced engineering workshops, for both electronics and mechanical engineering, and fully equipped suites. As well as progressing through to full-time employment or an apprenticeship, students also progress on to higher level qualifications such as the HNC/HND and BSc (Hons) qualifications in Engineering offered by Tresham College and Bedford College or other universities.

What will I study?

You will study a variety of modules designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of engineering including electronic and mechanical. You will also carry out an extended project of your choice within the field of engineering during your second year, as well as undertaking work experience in a related field.

What will I be able to do after I complete this course?

This Level 3 qualification will prepare you for an apprenticeship and can help you find employment, or give you the UCAS points needed for university.

If you complete the two year programme you will be able to progress on to HND or undergraduate courses at Tresham College or Bedford College or other universities.

Completion of the one year programme will prepare you for progression on to a HNC or an apprenticeship programme in engineering here at Tresham College or Bedford College.

Are there any additional costs?

• Personal protective equipment (PPE)
approximately £50
• Trips approximately £50

Is there anything else I need to know when considering this course?

This qualification is recognised throughout the industry as one of the recommended Level 3 Technical Certificates for students who wish to progress onto or are undertaking an engineering apprenticeship.

If you are aged 16-18 on 31 August 2020, a British or European Union resident and looking to study at Level 2 and Level 3, the tuition fees and any exam registration fees are FREE, except Access to Higher Education courses where a fee may be charged.

If you are aged 19 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. Find out more at You can also pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable.

What qualifications will I gain?

• Engineering BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma.

UCAS points available

Up to 168