If you're interested in product design, aerospace, manufacturing, electronics, electrical engineering or the automotive industry as a project leader or designer, this course will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to progress to university or employment.
You will be taught in our modern, bright and airy engineering classrooms, each with new smartboards, alongside our well-equipped workshops with all the hand tools and machine tools you need to get a head start in your engineering career.
We also run a 'Young Engineers Club', where you are encouraged to further develop your engineering knowledge in new technologies, such as drones, solar and wind power, robotics, go-karts and more. The club has weekly meetings in our workshops where you can research, design, manufacture and finally test your product with our support.
The course can also include work placements with many reputable companies around greater London. There are also industry projects to take part in and guest visits from engineers who have designed railway stations, airports and shopping centres.
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.
You will study a combination of theory, applied theory and practical topics across a broad range of subjects. Topics covered can include:
You will need:
Four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including GCSE English, GCSE Maths at grade 6 or above, GCSE Science (Double Award) at grade 5 or above and grade 5 in one other subject, preferable a science-related subject or an equivalent Level 2 qualification at Merit (and Functional Skills in English and Maths at Level 2/GCSE Maths at grade 6 or above)
All applicants must have an interview to confirm that the course is suitable for them.
The course is assessed through a combination of coursework activities, theoretical and practical assignments, assessment tests, exams and case studies. All units are assessed and graded and an overall grade for the qualification is awarded.
If you will be aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, it will be free. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.
This course will help you to move on to higher level courses, such as a Bachelor of Science, an apprenticeship, or to pursue employment in the engineering industry.