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Engineering - Level 3 BTEC Certificate & Diploma

Available for applications

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  • Mode of study:

    Full Time

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  • Duration:

    2 Years

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Course Overview

This course is designed for those who have an interest in engineering, with a desire to have a career within this sector and is the equivalent of 3 A Levels. We will provide you with the practical experience and the technical knowledge to work in the engineering industry and you will develop the skills that you will have learnt on a Level 2 course. This programme is delivered through a combination of theory and practical lessons in our contemporary engineering workshops.

You will study nine units each in both the first year and the second year. This will cover a range of subjects, including mechanical/electrical principles, mechanical systems and measurements, engineering drawing/design, CAD, fluid dynamics, and health and safety practices.

Good English and Maths skills are essential for success in studying and for future employment prospects and so Croydon College ensures that these skills are developed in all learning opportunities.

Course Highlights

This programme is delivered by our fully qualified and professional staff. You will benefit from working with CAD/CAM machinery, a PLC suite, Instrumentation & Control software and hardware, Rapid Prototyper (3D Printer), as well as industry standard workshops with modern technology.

You will have the opportunity to design an engineered project component. This will be achieved by using raw materials and state of the art engineering equipment.

A key distinguishing feature of the college is our links with employers and the ways in which we incorporate this into your learning. Employers such as Gatwick Airport attend our popular employability events and you can discuss Apprenticeships and progression opportunities in our Employability Hub or in the Apprenticeship Office.

Career Opportunities & Further Study

Completion of this course can lead to progression to an engineering degree. Former students have gone on to study at Kingston University and Brunel University.

Alternatively, you can enter employment within the engineering industry. Future careers can include aerospace engineering, electronic engineering, mechanical engineering, and aircraft maintenance.

You will be assessed over nine units, each with three or four written assignments.

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grades 9-4/A*-C OR A related Level 2 vocational course at Merit or higher (if a pass grade is achieved GCSE grades and/or functional skills results may also be considered);


Including a GCSE at grade 9-4/A*-C (or equivalent) in English or Mathematics OR English and Mathematics assessed at Level 2 or above by College assessment.

Mature applicants may be considered on relevant experience without having the required entry requirements. However, an interview will always be required.

A satisfactory reference may also be requested.

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