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Engineering Technology Level 3 – Technical Extended Diploma

Level 3
Two years
Telephone: 01792 284000 (Tycoch)


This two year course (equivalent to three A Levels) has been designed to give you the knowledge and skills needed to meet the needs of modern mechanical and electrical engineering industries.

Key information

Five GCSEs at grade C or above including intermediate/higher tier Mathematics and a Science subject.

  • Engineering mathematics 
  • Mechanical principles e.g. physics
  • Material science 
  • Hydraulics/pneumatics
  • Environmental engineering
  • Welding and machining. 

Staying at Gower College Swansea you could choose either the HND in Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering.

This qualification attracts UCAS points that will enable you to progress on to a university degree or degree apprenticeship. Learners completing the course have progressed to Swansea University, Brunel University, Plymouth University, Cardiff University, the University of South Wales and Aberdeen University to study for the B.Eng in Mechanical Engineering and Electrical/Electronic Engineering and other career degrees. 

Practical sessions will require the use of PPE and this will need to be purchased prior to the course starting.

You will require – flame retardant overalls, boots, a welding headshield and Gauntlet gloves