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Engineering Diploma 90 Credit Level 3

Full-Time Study Programmes

  • Overview of the course

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    To be an Engineer, you need to use mathematics
    and science to understand the world around you,
    and to design products and systems in order to
    solve problems. You will equally be involved in some
    aspects of testing, maintenance, design or
    manufacture, and this course will start to prepare
    you for a dynamic career in the industry. It will build
    on the mathematics and science that you have
    already studied, and develop new knowledge/skills
    in areas such as engineering materials,
    manufacturing, electronics, CAD, design and
    project management.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    There are no formal examinations on this
    programme but there will be a project during the
    second year. Although there is a considerable
    amount of written coursework to be completed,
    practical work is a key part of the course.
  • What can I expect to learn?

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    Mathematics for Engineering Technicians
    • Mechanical Principles and Applications
    • Health and Safety in the Engineering Workplace
    • Electrical and Electronic Principles
    • Engineering Project (Double Unit)
    • Principles and Applications of Electronic Devices
    and Circuits
    • Electronic Circuit Design and Manufacture
    • Properties and Applications of Engineering
    • Engineering Drawing for Technicians
    • Engineering Design
    • Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) in Engineering
    • Industrial Process Control
  • What qualification will I be awarded if I successfully complete the course?

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    BTEC Level 3 90 credit Diploma in Engineering
  • How can I progress after this course?

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    The course can lead you into a wide range of
    engineering fields, including:
    • Mechanical
    • Manufacturing
    • Electrical/Electronic
    • Civil
    • Marine
    • Environmental
    • Control
    • Automotive
    • Aerospace
    Upon completion, you could get straight to work in
    the industry as a Technician and do an Advanced
    Apprenticeship - earn while you learn!
    Alternatively, you might want to pursue Higher
    Education, and study one of a wide range of
    engineering degrees in your preferred field.
  • What do I need to join the course?

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    Four GCSEs at grade C or above, including
    Mathematics, English and Science.
  • Is there anything else I need to know?

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    This is a one year full time course
  • Who can I speak to about this course?

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    Tel 01204 482035 Peter Alstead
  • I'm interested, what do I need to do next?

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    Tel 01204 482025 or email
  • Additional Information

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    All learners will complete an individual learning plan which will be discussed with their tutor throughout the course.


    You may not have to pay tuition fees at all, if you fall into one of the groups eligible for fee exemptions. If you feel you may be eligible or would like someone to explain course fees in more detail, please call our helpline on 01204 482 000.


    Tutors teach throughout the day and evening and are not always available by phone. Please leave a voicemail message where possible and we will ring you back as soon as possible.
    Please note: Learners on a Learner Responsive course (shown under the course code) must bring their qualification certificates with them to enrolment. Learners will not be able to enrol without this information. If you have lost any certificates please contact your school in the first instance. If they are unable to provide a copy, you can contact one of the following exam boards (your school will be able to tell you which one you need):
    • OCR:
    • Edexcel:
    • AQA:
    If you are unable to provide certificates you will be asked to complete a self declaration form when you enrol.


    Our Helpline can provide you with general information regarding studying at Bolton College. We also offer advice and guidance meetings to help you decide your next move. Please call 01204 482 000. Lines are open Monday to Friday between 10am and 7pm during term time and between 9am and 5pm out of term.
    Bolton College endeavours to ensure that the information provided in this document is accurate. All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time.

    Equalities Statement

    The College will treat all members of the community equally and will not favour any particular individual or group. English is our principal language but we will endeavour to provide information relating to this document in other formats and languages. If customers require this type of support they should contact email the Customer Services Manager at or alternatively call 01204 482 040 or visit us at Deane Road, Bolton, BL3 5BG.

    Enrolment Details

    To enrol at one of our Community Learning Centres or our main Deane Road Campus click here for enrolment times.
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  • Time:

    09:00 - 16:00
    14 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    36 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

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