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Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering Technologies (QCF) Yr 1

Offering exciting opportunities in the engineering industry, this course gives you the chance to gain valuable skills and knowledge and a comprehensive understanding of engineering practices and processes in our industry standard facilities.

Whether you’re an adult, an apprentice, or are a school-leaver, aged around 16, this diploma course will help you follow your dream to become a full-time engineer. A variety of job opportunities are open to you and these include maintenance engineer, mechanical engineer, railway engineer, welder and/or fabricator, and electrical and/or electronic engineer.

You’ll be required to complete two mandatory units – one, the understanding of engineering and environmental health and safety, and the other, a choice of one of the following: mechanical engineering technology, maintenance engineering technology, welding technology, or electrical and electronics technology.

Entry Requirements

A GNVQ (Intermediate), a BTEC First Diploma at Merit level or GCSEs grade 7-5 including maths, preferably at Higher Tier, science and English or equivalent qualifications.

What do I need to bring?

Notepad/paper, pen, pencils, calculator (mobile phone is not acceptable for this).

Assessment/Exam information

Subjects are normally continually assessed by means of a series of practical and theory assessment including open book test papers and online tests.

Other information

During the course you will receive expert tuition from well-qualified and experienced staff. Within the college, you will also have access to a range of facilities; i.e. Learning Resource Centre, IT Centre, Student Centre etc.

What can I do next?

Level 3 NVQ Extended Diploma in Engineering Maintenance. Installation and Commissioning.
Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering.
Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
Engineering Technical Support or Engineering Leadership Level 4. NVQ Extended Diploma in Engineering Manufacture.
HNC Mechanical Engineering or employment.

Qualification description

Level 3 Diploma in Engineering and Technology

Course information & how to apply

Length Start Date End Date Course Fees Course Code
36 weeks per year 02 Sep 2019 25 Jun 2021 Tuition fee: £5,190.00
Award body exam fee: £231.00
16-18 do not pay Tuition, Exams or Materials Fees
Course Fees apply to each year of the course, with the exception of Level 3 courses.
UCAS/UKPASS Code: Not Applicable
Study type: Full Time
Hours per week: 15.00
Study days: FT COURSE

Any extra costs

Students aged 19+ will pay tuition fees, plus exam, registration and material costs.

There may be some supplementary costs for equipment, books, course trips and visits.

Financial assistance may be available to cover these costs, please ask a member of staff in our Student Finance office or call 01793 491591 for more information.

Please be aware course fees are subject to change and may vary due to cost increase from suppliers and number of enrolments.

How to apply

If you wish to apply for this course, please click on the 'Apply now' button at the bottom of this page.
Alternatively, you can contact Student Services at:
Swindon College, North Star Avenue, Swindon, SN2 1DY.
Tel. 01793 491591 or email