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.

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 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

Learners will also need to study 1 optional unit which may include:

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Power and Energy in Engineering
  • Rail Engineering
  • Marine 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

5 GCSEs (grades A*-C/9-4), including English and Maths, or satisfactory results in a relevant Level 2 qualification, and an interview. Applicants with previous experience of engineering technologies will be considered on an individual basis.

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

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