This course is ideal for School Leavers who want to pursue a career in a range of engineering fields. It is equivalent to three A Levels and provides a route into university or higher education.
The Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering has a work related focus and prepares students for employment in the engineering sector or to progress to higher education and a vocational degree programme. It is broadly equivalent to 3 “A” Levels
The course consists of units which have a credit value which should provide a combined total of 180 credits to achieve the BTEC level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering (formerly National Diploma in Engineering).
After successfully completing this course you also benefit from the chance to stay with us at University Centre Farnborough. This gives you a path to graduating with a degree or higher education course without the costs of moving away, all while studying in a familiar and supportive environment.
Higher education courses you may be interested in studying with us after your School Leavers course:
If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.
Students will take mandatory units and pre-selected optional units which reflect the modern general engineering industry.
Typical optional units could be chosen from the list below which is not prescriptive
All units are internally assessed using a strict set of grading criteria and a summative unit grade awarded at pass, merit or distinction. Successful students will be awarded an overall triple grade e.g. DDD, DMM MMP based on points boundaries.
Course books and reading will be recommended during the induction process.
Full uniform/PPE and safety glasses are mandatory. Successful applicants will be sent details of PPE requirements with joining instructions. The College will be able to assist with information regarding requirements.
Students will leave the college with a broad portfolio of qualifications that will enable progression to work at a technician level and advanced modern apprenticeship, or go on to higher education at Degree level.
I really like the modules I have and I’m happy with what I’ve learned here. My favourite module was the design module as it’s where you take all the theory you learn and put it into something.
Engineering is very vast and if you’re doing general engineering you have enough content and information to then choose a course when you go on to uni or an apprenticeship. The lecturers are really supportive, the workshops have all the machines we need and we have all the protection needed to do work safely. You get support not only during the course but also for building your career.