Level 1 Certificate in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering – September 2024

Funding information: Free for Eligible 16-18 year olds. Adult funding available dependant on learner circumstances otherwise course costs apply.
Duration: 1 year - 3 days per week
Attendance: Full-time Provision

Course Overview

If you enjoy, practical, hands on learning this is the course for you. You will learn all the basics for mechanical and electrical engineering.

You will have use of our workshops where you will use various hands on mechanical and electrical engineering techniques.

You will be learning from industry recognised tutors with experience and excellent knowledge and understanding. Throughout the course there are various ways of getting your foot on to the ladder of a career out in industry, be that through work experience, industry placement or an apprenticeship.

Tutors and career specialist staff at college will help you prepare for that next step throughout the course.

Additional information: PPE is required in the form of Flame retardant overalls and steel toe capped boots. We link with PPE suppliers and can help to get you kitted out at the start of your course if you don't have these - bursaries (help to cover the cost of these materials) are available.

Course Content

During this course you will learn modules such as:

  • Health and safety in an industrial environment
  • Working Effectively in Engineering
  • Using relevant data and documentation

Plus 2 additional mechanical and electrical specialist units.

The qualification is mainly practical with some written work to complete job write ups and knowledge questions on what you have completed/manufactured The practical work for this course is graded by pass, merit or distinction.

Entry Requirements

You must have an interest in engineering. You must be willing to learn and develop yourself. You must have achieved a minimum of a grade 2 in English and Maths.

Assessment Methods

  • Practical assessments
  • written tasks.


Successful completion of the Level 1 course and GCSEs will give you the opportunity to progress into either Level 2 Fabrication and welding or Level 2 in Performing Engineering Operations.