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Enhanced Engineering Programme (Pre-Apprenticeship) Level 3 - Diploma

Level 3
One year
Telephone: 01792 284000 (Tycoch)


This one year hybrid programme consists of a Level 3 academic course, a Level 2 NVQ practical course and the essential skills to prepare you for an apprenticeship.

Apprenticeships offer you the golden opportunity to study whilst in the workplace, which means you get paid to continue your education, whilst gaining invaluable work experience.


Key information

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

Students will study a wide range of units, which allows learners to focus on their chosen career or area of interest and progress into employment or higher education.

Key areas of study include:

  • Engineering maths 
  • Mechanical principles e.g. physics 
  • Material science 
  • Hydraulics/pneumatics 
  • CAD/CNC  
  • Environmental engineering 
  • Welding/fabrication and machining. 

At the College you could progress to the HND in Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering.

This course fast tracks to the second year of an apprenticeship programme or alternatively is acceptable entry to the Higher National Diploma.

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.