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Engineering Diploma Level 1

  • 1

    Level 1

  • Duration
    1 year

  • Start Date
    September 2021

  • Venue
    Ipswich Road

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • September 2021, Full Time


Students will learn about basic engineering, design and materials, and how to produce simple engineering drawings. Students will cover introductory elements of the motor vehicle , including servicing and basic systems. Students will also look at how to develop new ideas and concepts for the future, such as the impact of recycling.

Throughout the course, students will get lots of practical experience and be able to promote themselves in the job market, as well as learning core skills in teamwork, communication and problem solving. Units of study include working safely in engineering, developing skills in making engineering components using hand tools, developing skills in planning and making a machined product, developing skills in routine servicing of a motor vehicle, starting work in Engineering, starting work in the Motor Trade, investigating rights and responsibilities at work, positive attitudes and behaviour at work, interpreting and using engineering information, engineering marking out, managing personal risk and understanding personal identity.

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?

Specialist workshops

All our engineering students will learn in our specialist workshops using the latest equipment and technology.

Specialist aviation facilities

Our aviation engineering courses are taught in the world class International Aviation Academy Norwich.

Designed with employers

All of our engineering, automotive, and aviation courses have been designed with local and national engineering employers

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have achieved GCSE Grades 2 or E and above in both Maths and English , this course contains Maths.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course students will have the opportunity to progress to level 2 Motor vehicle maintenance and repair or engineering level 2.


Engineering plays a big part in creating and developing the modern world we live in. New ideas and innovations are at the heart of this exciting sector and its many industries, which include mechanics, electronics, telecommunications, biomedicine, automotive and aerospace. The Diploma will introduce students to the engineering world and how it shapes the way we live. As the complexity of motor vehicles increases this course is designed to introduce students to both elements of motor vehicle and engineering.


Assessment on the course is through short answer questions, practical workshop exercises and online assessment.


This Diploma is designed to keep students options open. It could lead to the Level 2 Diploma in Engineering or Motor Vehicle, or another Level 2 course at the College. Alternatively it could lead to an Apprenticeship with an employer. The programme also allows students to find out about the wide range of jobs and careers available within the engineering industry.

Career Progression

Successful students will have the ability to apply for apprenticeships in mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering.


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 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.