Engineering Level 3 City & Guilds Diploma

Level 1 Diploma
Course Overview

If you have an interest in following a career in mechanical engineering or have already completed the level 2 Performing Engineering Operations and/ or Level 2 ? Certificate in engineering technologies would like to develop your skills further in engineering, then this course will give you a strong foundation for this.

Further Details

Course Location

Stretford Campus


College 16-18

Course Start Date


Course Duration

Full-Time - 1 Year



Level 2 Engineering Qualification or 5 GCSEs at grade 9-4 including English or Maths at grade 4.

This qualification covers the fundamental skills and knowledge common to all engineering practices, including health and safety requirements and communicating engineering information as well as developing core engineering skills.

Engineering Environmental Health and Safety
Engineering Organisational Efficiency and Improvement

Skills Specific (One of the following):
Advanced Turning
Maintenance Techniques
Quality & Inspection

Depending on which Level you start your study you can progress onto the next Level course or Engineering Apprenticeship or move into employment.
On completion of the level 3 you could go on to study the EAL Extended Diploma, study Higher Education at the University Centre at Stockport College or another university, or find employment in engineering related roles including Apprenticeships.

Assessment is by online multiple choice exam, paper exam, observation and practical work.

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are a resident in the UK and the European Economic Area or have been for the last 3 years. You must be under 19 years old on 31st August in the calendar year you start your course.

19+ learners, please contact the Customer Services team on 0161 886 7070 for course and fee information.

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