Level 3 Engineering

Over a two year course you will be encouraged to advance your engineering skills set through study of mechanics, electronics, materials science, mathematics and computer aided design (CAD). Many students who enjoy and successfully complete this course progress into Higher Education or employment in the engineering sector.

  • Course Information
    • Course Code
      LVEDENG
    • Attendance Pattern
      Daytime
    • Course Level
      Level 3
    • Study Mode
      Full Time
    • Course Location
      Langdale Road, Leyland
    • Age Group
      School Leavers (16-18)
    • Course Duration
      2 years
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  • Overview

    Our Level 3 course allows you to build knowledge and skills to become our professionals of the future, equipping you for both university and employment. You will learn how to apply Maths and Physics in an engineering environment. One day a week in the first year of study and two days in year two, you will have the opportunity to study in the new multi-million-pound professional Engineering and Science Centre at our Euxton campus where you will develop your skills and knowledge to a higher level ready for your future progression into employment or higher study.

    In addition to this, you will also learn about materials, electronics and design engineering products. The course is weighted towards the underpinning theory, supported by a number of practical activities.

    Units include topics such as:

    • Maths & Further Maths
    • further mechanical principles
    • electronic principles
    • engineering materials
    • manufacturing processes
    • computer aided design
    • machining
  • Entry Requirements

    For our Advanced Vocational courses our entry requirements are a minimum of 5x Grade C/Level 4 including either Maths and Science with English Language at Level 4.

    Some courses and subjects will have additional specific entry requirements or require DBS clearance to undertake placements. Information about this can be found on the Apply Portal, and on your offer letter which you will receive after your interview.

  • How will I be assessed?

    There will be a considerable amount of written and calculated work or practical investigation. Some assessments will take the form of a report or presentation.

    A small amount of work will be the fabrication of a product or the creation of a drawing.

  • Progression Pathway

    Students from this course have progressed into careers with a variety of companies including Rolls Royce, BAE Systems, Leyland Trucks, and the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force.

    Equally, many of our students choose to study to a higher level on our own university courses such as Mechanical Engineering or Computer Aided Engineering, or Engineering courses at other universities such as:

    • Newcastle
    • Manchester
    • Leeds 
    • Loughborough
  • National Careers Service

    For guidance about what careers subjects can lead on to please follow this link to the National Careers Service.