Advanced Technical Engineering Level 3

Advanced Technical Engineering learners will be given the opportunity to develop both their skills and knowledge to design, innovate and analyse solutions that are essential to modern day life. As part of your main study programme you will also engage in activities to develop your English, maths and employability skills.

Engineering and Manufacturing are vital to the UK economy where a variety of businesses operate in an industry that is worth over £1 trillion annually to the UK. This course develops both practical and technical skills to enable students to progress in their chosen field.


National Skills Level 3 Offer

From April 2021, the Lifetime Skills Guarantee gives adult learners (who will be studying for their first full Level 3 qualification) the opportunity to study a fully-funded course. It is part of the government’s National Skills Fund to help adults to gain the skills they need for employment, and to improve their job prospects.

Level 3 of this course offered at Colchester Institute is included in the Lifetime Skills Guarantee.

Do I have to pay a fee?

Level 3 will be free if you meet the eligibility criteria listed below. If these do not apply, you may need to pay a fee, and the fee is located further down the course information page. You can apply for a loan to cover all of your tuition fees.

As there is no direct entry onto Level 3 for this course you will need to enrol on a lower level to be able to progress to Level 3. Depending on your circumstances you may also be eligible for free training at Level 2 or below.

If you are aged over 19 and have studied this course at Level 2 with us previously (or at another training provider) and would like to enrol directly onto level 3 please contact our Admissions Department, where candidates will be assessed on an individual basis prior to application.

Level 3 of this course will be free:

  • If you are aged 19+ and enrolling on a full level 3 course and you do not already have a qualification at this level*.

* This means that you have not previously attained a full level 3 or equivalent (2 A Levels or 4 AS Levels, or QAA Access to Higher Education (HE) Diploma at level 3, or a level 3 Tech level or applied general qualification (e.g. BTEC)).

***Applications for full-time courses to start in September 2022 are now open!***

Application for this course are made by the ‘Apply Online’ button located further down the page.

If you are looking to start, or are a parent/guardian of a learner looking to start in September 2022, then bookings for our popular October Open Events are also open.

October Open Events

Course Content

Compulsory topics on the Engineering Advanced Technical Certificate include:

  • Principles of Engineering
  • Engineering Workshop Practice
  • Working in Engineering Businesses
  • Engineering Materials
  • Electronics, control and instrumentation
  • Mechanical Structures and dynamics
  • Manufacturing methods in engineering
  • Engineering design
  • Engineering mathematics and statistics

Compulsory topics on the Engineering Advanced Technical Extended Diploma include:

  • Principles of Engineering
  • Engineering Workshop Practice
  • Working in Engineering Businesses
  • Engineering Materials
  • Electronics, control and instrumentation
  • Mechanical Structures and dynamics
  • Manufacturing methods in engineering
  • Engineering design
  • Engineering mathematics and statistics
  • Innovation and new technologies
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Power and Energy in Engineering

You will study both the practical use and underpinning knowledge of the subject, which may involve local employers providing real examples as part of the training.

Set sessions consist of a blended learning in theory and practical subjects. Learners will be assessed by external exams at set time periods and a synoptic assessment lasting four weeks.

Entry Requirements

Advanced Technical Extended Diploma:

There is no direct entry to this course – progression only from L3 Advanced Technical Certificate in Engineering

Entry Requirements: 

Satisfactory results (Merit/Distinction) in Advanced Technical Engineering Level 3, supported by 5 GCSEs (9-4) including English and Maths

Advanced Technical Certificate:

There is no direct entry to this course – progression only from a relevant L2 Engineering qualification

Entry Requirements: 

Satisfactory results (Merit/Distinction) in a relevant L2 Engineering qualification, supported by 4 GCSEs (9-4) including English and Maths

Course Progression

Successful learners can progress onto Degree-level programmes, including higher and degree apprenticeship programmes or part-time HNC/HND pathways at University Centre Colchester School of Applied Technologies.

Career Opportunities

Career routes within the Engineering industry include roles within the Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics, Robotics and Maintenance sectors in roles such as Mechanical Engineers

How to make an Application – Watch our video guide!

We have also prepared a step-by-step video guide – please view this video which will guide you through the application process.

Advanced Technical Engineering Level 3
LevelLevel 3
LocationColchester
DurationTwo Years
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Campus
Start DateSeptember 2022 - Applications open on 1st October 2021
Fee(s)16 - 18 Year Olds: Free
19+ Certificate: £2,583*
19+ Diploma: £5,421*
*This course will be free to any adult meeting the eligibility criteria under the Lifetime Skills Guarantee

Disclaimer

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