Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Engineering Technologies – September 2024

Funding information: Free for Eligible 16-18 year olds otherwise Adult Learner Loans available, costs apply.
Duration: 1 year - 3 days per week
Attendance: Full-time Provision

Course Overview

If you have a passion for engineering, you have got above a grade 4/C in englihs and maths & already hold a Level 2 or engineering qualification from school then this course would be a great progression choice as a stepping stone towards Higher Education or university.

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Work with tutors with a rich background of engineering experience from a number of different areas
  • Take part in educational visits to some of the leading names in the industry, giving you a first-hand experience of larger engineering environments
  • Apply for apprenticeships whilst you study – we have a dedicated team whose aim is to help you find apprenticeship places with 1-2-1 support

Course Content

During this course you will learn modules such as:

  • Health and Safety
  • Engineering organisational efficiency and improvement
  • Engineering Maths
  • Computer aided design (CAD)
  • Electrical Principles
  • Mechanical Principles

We will also be embedding digitallisation and 3D printing.

Entry Requirements

You must have an interest in engineering. You must be willing to learn and develop yourself. Grade 4 in English, Grade 5 in maths & Grade 5 in sciences. Have a level 2 Engineering Qualification from college or school.

Assessment Methods

  • Practical assessments
  • Written assessments
  • Online exams
  • Internal exams


There are a few options you can consider after finishing your course: Progress onto an extended diploma where you can study further at level 3 and gain additional UCAS points. Gain an apprenticeship. HNC – Mechanical or Manufacturing (depending on UCAS points achieved). Employment.