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Engineering, Diploma Level 3

  • 3

    Level 3

  • Duration
    1 year

  • Start Date
    September 2021

  • Venue
    Ipswich Road

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • September 2021, Full Time


This course will develop your understanding of the engineering world, the different sectors and how they impact on our lives.

You will learn about the key engineering principles in more detail, such as CAD design, materials, pneumatics, hand fitting and maintenance for manufacturing. You will also look at how to develop new ideas and turn innovative engineering design into business success. Throughout the Diploma programme you will get lots of practical experience, with the chance to work in teams with your fellow students. You can also complete additional subjects to help you progress into an engineering career.

Students will also take Functional Skills in English, Maths or GCSE depending on grades. Help will be available for those who require additional support for Maths and English and any other form required.

Why our college?

Industry standard facilities

At our college you will have access to industry-standard facilities and get to use top of the range equipment. On our campus you’ll find media suites, TV studios, design labs, workshops, hair & beauty salons, working kitchens and a live theatre.

Gain real experiences of work

All of our courses will provide you with outstanding experiences of work and prepare you for your future career. You will work with real employers and customers and build connections.

A unique student experience

This is what really sets us apart. At our college you will experience the freedom to be yourself. Being part of an active Students’ Union, having opportunities to travel and enjoying live entertainment are just a few of the amazing opportunities available to you.

Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs at A*-c or 9-4 including Maths, English and Science, or a level 2 Diploma in a relevant subject. Mechanical aptitude would be an advantage but is not essential.


The Level 3 Diploma Engineering is an ideal course for you if you are interested in engineering and would like to explore your opportunities within this innovation-led industry.


Continuous by means of assignment, practical assessment and on-line examinations.


The Level 3 Diploma Engineering is designed to keep your options open; it could lead to another Level 3 Diploma course, or to an Apprenticeship with an employer.

Career Progression

During the programme you will find out about a wide range of careers available within the engineering industry to help you plan for the future. You could seek work in a variety of different engineering settings ranging from maintenance to design and development.


If you are a UK or home- fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course, tuition fees are free. If you are aged 19 years and over please contact the Advice Shop In addition to this there will be costs for Uniform of steel toe capped boots, trousers and logo shirt. Approximate costs £40 Please check our Finance pages for information on financial support, fee information and student travel offers that are available. Alternatively, please contact the Advice Shop.