Mechanical Engineering (Manufacturing) Level 1

The Engineering – Mechanical Engineering (Manufacturing) Foundation Certificate Level 1 has been specifically designed to provide an introduction to a broad base of engineering skills, knowledge and understanding. You will study engineering manufacture, maintenance, CAD and English and Maths as part of your main programme.

This programme has been specifically designed to provide an introduction to a broad base of mechanical engineering skills and principles to allow you to progress to a 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 GEM and GAP activities to develop your English, Maths and employability skills.

Course Content

Mechanical Engineering (Manufacturing) Foundation Certificate Level 1

Subjects studied are a selection of the following:

  • Fitting Techniques
  • Engineering Machining, Milling/Turning
  • Health and Safety
  • Using and Communicating Technical Information
  • CAD – Computer Aided Design
  • English, Maths and Employability Skills
Entry Requirements

3 GCSEs (grades A*-G/9-1), including English and Maths, and 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.

Careers Advice and Guidance

The Careers Guidance team provides information, careers advice and guidance to students across all campuses. They offer confidential and impartial guidance interviews as well as a daily drop in service.They can provide help and support with a wide range of areas including:

  • Career choice
  • Progression Routes
  • Apprenticeships
  • Higher Education
  • Employability Skills

There is well a equipped Careers Centre containing information on careers and courses as well computer guidance software to help students choose and research suitable careers.

The careers guidance service has achieved the national quality award for the provision of Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance known as the Quality in Careers Standard. The service is also accredited by the matrix Quality Standard for information, Advice and Guidance.

For further careers advice and guidance and support please contact

Mechanical Engineering (Manufacturing) Level 1
LevelLevel 1
DurationOne Year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Braintree Campus
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £633


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