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.
Compulsory topics on the Engineering Advanced Technical Certificate include:
Compulsory topics on the Engineering Advanced Technical Extended Diploma include:
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.
Advanced Technical Extended Diploma:
There is no direct entry to this course – progression only from L3 Advanced Technical Certificate in Engineering
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
Satisfactory results (Merit/Distinction) in a relevant L2 Engineering qualification, supported by 4 GCSEs (9-4) including English and Maths
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 routes within the Engineering industry include roles within the Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics, Robotics and Maintenance sectors in roles such as Mechanical Engineers
Applications for September 2023 open now!
The application window for full-time courses and joint apprenticeship applications opened on Monday 3rd October at 12pm.
Before submitting your online application, make sure you have got an email address which you will check frequently and which is professional and appropriate for this purpose, and use this when you create your account. Submit the application as early as possible and remember to make a note of your USERNAME and PASSWORD details! You will need these later.
We have prepared a step-by-step video guide below – please view this video which will guide you through the application process.
If you have chosen the study programme you would like to apply for then you are almost there. We recommend that you read our handy application tips, watch our video and then make your application.
You can only apply for one full-time programme and one apprenticeship. You can do this together within the same application form, in what is known as a joint application.
Remember, you cannot study more than one core subject. For example, you would not be able to study two full-time programmes in different subjects simultaneously. You would take Plumbing or Music, not Plumbing and Music.
Your subject will be your primary qualification and forms the bulk of your programme of study.
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|Campus / Adult Skills Centre||Colchester Campus|
|Start Date||September 2023|
|Applications||Applications opened on Monday 3rd October 2022|
|Fee(s)||16 - 18 Year Olds: Free|
19+ Certificate: £2,583*
19+ Diploma: £5,421*
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Courses fees are generally not confirmed for September until June / July due to the above factors.
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