Engineering Level 3 Extended Diploma

Engineering Level 3 Extended Diploma

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Brockenhurst College - Main Site

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Course introduction

Are you fascinated by how things work? Do you enjoy using your mathematical and scientific knowledge? Do you want to improve the world around you?

If the answer to any of these is yes, then this Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering could be the perfect course for you.

It will build on the maths and science you have already studied, and develop your knowledge and skills in areas such as working with engineering materials, manufacturing, electronics, CAD design and project management.

Indeed, this programme is designed to provide the ideal foundation for whatever area of engineering you eventually choose to pursue.

Why choose
Engineering Level 3 Extended Diploma?

At Brock we have high success rates on this course, which is largely down to our excellent teaching staff and industry-standard facilities

Furthermore, this programme is in the top 25% of courses nationally in terms of added value.

In addition to the Level 3 Extended Diploma, the Technical Baccalaureate in Engineering incorporates additional elements to improve your progression opportunities including the Extended Project Qualification, the Level 3 Core Maths qualification, and four weeks of work experience.

This course is backed by the South Coast Institute of Technology.

Teaching & learning

This general engineering course includes both mechanical and electronic units.

This is an academic course with the majority of work being produced in the form of written assignments. However, we also use some practical elements to help you understand and put theory into practice.

Importantly, you will have the opportunity to pursue a personal 'design & make' project in an area of particular interest to you. In addition, you will benefit from fieldtrips, which will help to consolidate the work you have done at college.

Minimum entry requirements

Four GCSEs at grade 4 and above to include:
•    English Language
•    Maths grade 5
•    Physics or Science 4,4

Course structure

  • Discover the world of engineering: from mechanical to civil, and electrical/electronic to vehicle or aeronautical.
  • Undertake four weeks of work experience to complement your formal studies.
  • Study the design process and develop your design skills in a range of different projects, allowing you to bring your ideas to life.
  • Learn about materials, processing and manufacturing methods used in industry.
  • Learn to use computer aided design applications and use them to model and test your ideas.
  • Acquire skills and knowledge in circuit theory by designing and manufacturing your own printed circuit boards.

What can I do with this qualification?

Whether you plan to study further at university or embark on an apprenticeship programme, this course will give you an excellent basis for a successful career in engineering.

Past students have found apprenticeship opportunities at places including: Ford Dagenham, Lymington Precision Engineers, BAE Systems, Network Rail and Exxon Mobil.

In terms of universities, past students have gone on to study at: Plymouth University, Brunel University, UWE (Bristol), Loughborough University, Bournemouth University, Coventry University and Swansea University.

Dates & Locations





LocationBrockenhurst College - Main Site

Date & time 09/09/2024 to 31/07/2025

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