Engineering Level 3
Type: Vocational
Entry Requirements: 5 GCSEs at grade 4/C or above including Maths and Science, or a Level 2 equivalent in this area and GCSE Maths and Science at grade 4/C or above.
Start Date: Sept 2018
Length: 2 years
Course Overview

Engineering is the backbone of British Industry and is a rapidly growing sector. Engineers build our roads and bridges, make aeroplanes fly and create innovative solutions to many problems.

On this course you will study a variety of engineering topics such as engineering design, fabrication processes and mathematics for engineers. Engineering is a fast moving, innovative industry and we have fantastic links with local businesses and the latest equipment in line with the relevant industry standards.

What will I learn?

Year 1
• Unit 1: Health and Safety in the Engineering Workplace
• Unit 4: Mathematics for Engineering Technicians
• Unit 5: Mechanical Principles and Applications
• Unit 8 Engineering Design
• Unit 16: Engineering Drawing for Technicians
• Unit 17: Computer Aided Engineering
• Unit 22: Welding and Fabrication Process
• Unit 26: Applications of Computer Numerica Control in Engineering
• Unit 30: Setting and Proving Secondary Processing Machines
Year 2
• Unit 2: Communications for Engineering Technicians
• Unit 3: Engineering Project
• Unit 10: Properties and Applications of Engineering Materials
• Unit 12: Applications of Mechanical Systems in Engineering
• Unit 13: Principles and Applications of Fluid Mechanics
• Unit 28: Further Mathematics for Engineering Technicians
• Unit 31: Computer Aided Manufacturing
• Unit 132: Industrial Robot Technology

How will the course be assessed?

All units are internally assessed. Each unit within the qualification has specified assessment and grading criteria and a summative unit grade is then awarded at pass, merit or distinction.


At NCC we’re committed to ensuring that your studies are career focused and are linked to your future goals. Develop a new skill, learn how to be a leader, volunteer for a good cause and keep fit through sport. Enhance your learning and make the most of the array of activities on offer to help you stand out from the crowd when applying for university, an Apprenticeship or a job.


Materials and other information

Students are required to purchase a uniform and Engineering kit. The kit includes polo tops with College logo, workshop overall, safety boots, safety glasses, scientific calculator and Engineering drawing equipment. All of these can be purchased through the Engineering department at the College.

Progression and Careers

Completion of this programme will enable you to progress onto an Apprenticeship, HNC/D at Nelson and Colne College, or university.

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Apply online or download an application form to become part of Nelson and Colne College.

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