Engineering and Manufacturing Level 1

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.

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.

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

We want to make sure you have the best chance of securing a place with us. All full-time applications received by 31st of January 2022 will be guaranteed a place at Colchester Institute, subject to you satisfying the published entry requirements. We still accept applications after this date but may not be able to guarantee you a place on your chosen programme.

Application for this course are made by the ‘Apply Online’ buttons located in the menu 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 January Open Events are also open.

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Who is the course for?

If you like to explore how simple components and complex machines are designed, made or maintained and are keen to develop both practical and technical skills, then this qualification is for you.

Course Content

This programme has been specifically designed to introduce you to a broad base of engineering and manufacturing skills and principles to allow you to progress to higher-level study at Level 2. You will experience a range of different engineering principles and learn from ex industry experts through lectures, practical activities, group and personal tutorials. You will also engage in activities to develop your English, Maths and employability skills.

Engineering and Manufacturing Level 1

Subjects studied are a selection of the following:

  • Fitting Techniques
  • Engineering Machining, Milling/Turning
  • Working with Sheet Metals
  • MIG and TIG Welding
  • Health and Safety
  • Using and Communicating Technical Information
  • CAD – Computer Aided Design
  • English, Maths and Employability Skills
Entry Requirements
  • 3 GCSEs (9-1), including English and Maths
  • An interview.
Career Opportunities

Further education and training, for example, the Engineering Level 2 Technical Certificate in Mechanical and Manufacturing Technologies.

Successful students will be able to progress to employment whilst continuing their study via the day release programme or apply for an Apprenticeship.

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.

Engineering and Manufacturing Level 1
LevelLevel 1
DurationOne Year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Campus
Braintree Campus
Start DateSeptember 2022 - Applications open on 1st October 2021
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £618


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