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Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering - Year 1

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Course Description

Are you a hands-on innovator who likes to take an idea from a piece of paper and bring it to life? If so, you are the perfect person to study our Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering.

This course is taught at our Middleton Campus in Middleton, Greater Manchester. In particular, it’s located in our state-of-the-art Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Centre.

The building is one of the most sought-after places for trades-based training in the region – featuring 6,500 square-metres of the newest and most cutting edge equipment.

Our Engineering workshops are amongst the most impressive parts of the facility, giving you access to all the tools, machinery and equipment needed to make a splash in this exciting sector.

Under the guidance of our expert tutors who have worked in the industry themselves, you’ll develop the advanced knowledge and skills desired by many employers.

This is our most advanced diploma and completion of it will see you armed with a strong and varied skillset, as well as a highly developed knowledge and understanding of the industry.

It will ultimately put you in the ideal position to gain employment or progress to university where you’ll study Higher Education.

*This course is taught at our Middleton Campus, located in Middleton, Greater Manchester.


EDEXCEL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering.

Entry Requirements

  • 4 GCSEs grade 4 and above, including English and Maths
  • or a Level 3 qualification

Entrants who do not have a grade 4 or above in English and Maths will continue studying these at the college


You'll study a wide range of units which are designed to give you the perfect foundation for a career in Engineering.

The following topics will provide you with a strong portfolio of evidence to progress onto the next level of study:

  • Engineering Products
  • Commercial and Quality Principles
  • Electronic Devices and Circuits
  • Mechanical Behaviour of Materials

Work Experience

There will be opportunities to undertake work experience and work placements. In addition, the engineering workshop is designed to replicate a workplace environment and will allow you to feel comfortable in a professional setting.


Upon completion of this course, you'll be able to progress onto a university-level qualification, such as the HNC and HND in Engineering.

You'll also have the option to go into employment, undertake an apprenticeship or complete a traineeship.

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