Engineering Academic Route BTEC Foundation/Extended Diploma Level 3

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Build advanced engineering skills with this programme. You will study engineering in an academic context. You will learn about engineering product design and manufacture. You will learn about computer aided design. You’ll also cover electrical circuits including how to safely test them. You will gain knowledge of engineering principles and health and safety.


Who is this course for?

If you’re in year 11 or 12 and are looking to take the next steps towards your career these courses are for you. Our vast selection of vocational courses span a range of subjects and combine academic study with practical skills. Study in industry standard facilities and use our industry links to prepare for progression.

Benefits / Skills

  • Design and manufacture products in an engineering context.
  • Use technology for computer aided design.
  • Acquire knowledge of electronic devices and circuits.
  • Measure electronics and test circuits.
  • CNC (extended diploma)
  • Weld (extended diploma)
  • Understand programmable logic controllers (PLCs) (extended diploma)
  • Entry Requirements

    Five GCSES, four at grade 4 including English, and one at grade 5 in maths. Alternatively, a level 2 academic route qualification.

    Career Progression

    After the foundation diploma, progression may include further study to gain the extended diploma, an advanced apprenticeship, a HNC/HND, Access to HE in Engineering, or relevant employment. After the extended diploma, progression may include degree level study, a HNC/HND, an advanced apprenticeship, Access to HE in Engineering, or relevant employment.

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    Course Details


    1 year

    Study Type

    Full time

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    Course Fee (16-18)

    No fee

    Course Fee (Adult)

    £3,345   You may be entitled to support with fees. Click here for more info.

    Course Facts


    Take advantage of our bespoke workshops and garages to gain practical experience in a professional environment. Visit our Facebook @EngineeringLCC.

    Labour Market

    There are 2,239 jobs in the engineering technician, electrical engineering and engineering sector in Leeds, this means the sector has increased by 0.9% compared with 2018. (EMSI, 2019).

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