Engineering Diploma (Level 3)

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What is the programme structure?

This programme consists of topics which are divided into core and optional units.

Who is the programme for?

This programme is aimed towards adults wishing to gain a higher qualification in Engineering.

How long does it take to complete?
The programme takes 2 years to complete. Part-time, day release.

What qualifications do I need?

Entry is dependant on 4 GCSEs at grade A-C or equivalent.

What does it include?

This programme includes the following units of study.
Core units:

• Business Systems for Technicians
• Science for Engineering
• Project
• Communications for Technicians
• Mathematics for Engineering
• Electrical and Electronic or Mechanical Principles
Specialist Units in Electrical and Electronic Engineering:
• Electronics
• Analogue Electronics
• Digital Electronics
• Electrical Applications
• Further Electrical Principles
• Further Electronics
Specialist Units in Mechanical Engineering:
• Engineering Materials
• Fluid Mechanics
• Drawing and CAD for Technicians
• Engineering Design
• Mechanical Technology
• Further Mechanical Principles

Are there any special facilities for the programme?
The special facilities will include: specially equipped workshops for students to work in.

Will there be any extra costs involved?

There may be additional costs such as text books.

How is the programme assessed?
This programme is assessed through a portfolio of evidence and an externally assessed project.

What award will I achieve?
National Certificate in Engineering.

Examining/Validating Body:
Not Applicable

What can I do next?

Successful students can go onto further study such as a HNC or Degree or into employment.

Equal Opportunities:

Mid Cheshire College is committed to the implementation of a policy to achieve equality of opportunity for all staff, students and members of the community it serves. In doing so the College will actively work to achieve equality regardless of age, race, skin colour, disability, gender, marital status, sexuality and faith.

The College supports the government initiative ‘Every Child Matters’ and ‘Youth Matters’ and all courses include elements which contribute to students achieving the five outcomes, namely, being healthy, staying safe, enjoying and achieving, making a positive contribution and achieving economic well-being.

How do I get further information?

Contact the college on 01606 74444 alternatively visit the website or email For students aged 19 years and over at the start of the course please contact the college for further information on the course fee.

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