Level 3 - Engineering

Course code: FFAJ100P

Subject area: Engineering

Study level: School Leaver

Course level: 3

Course details

9:00am - 5:00pm

Monday to Friday

6th Sep 2021 - 1st Jul 2022

Abingdon Campus

Contact details


01235 555585

The Level 3 Engineering course is designed for learners who are interested in developing their knowledge and skills in Engineering. You will develop your understanding of engineering and the scientific applications whilst enhancing your own specialist engineering knowledge. Through a combination of practical assessments and written assignments, the course provides learners with the knowledge, skills and understanding needed for a successful career in this fast-paced industry sector.

Using our state-of-the-art facilities, you will learn a range of technical, practical and academic skills in order to prepare you for a career in the industry, an apprenticeship or further study. The course focuses on the core engineering and scientific applications and the technical and practical skills highly valued by employers in the workplace. By studying the following content; engineering principles and mathematics, interpreting and creating computer-aided engineering drawings, design and manufacture of products, commercial principles and understanding and application of quality systems, you will be well on your way to becoming a vocationally trained, responsive and adaptable individual in this highly rewarding and rapidly developing industry.

• Unit 1 - Engineering Principles
• Unit 2 - Delivery of Engineering Processes Safely as a Team
• Unit 3 - Engineering Product Design and Manufacture
• Unit 4 - Applied Commercial and Quality Principles in Engineering
• Unit 9 - Work Experience in the Engineering Sector
• Unit 10 - Computer Aided Design in Engineering
• Unit 19 - Electronic Devices and Circuits
On successful completion of the BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Engineering, you can progress onto the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering, gain an apprenticeship or seek operative level employment. Progression to the Level 3 Extended Diploma is subject to successfully completing the Foundation Diploma and passing an interview.
Maths GCSE at grade B/5 or above and 4 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including English.
In addition to the main course fees there is an additional cost of £54 for text books and £50 for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). (Costs are given for guidance only.)

Due to COVID-19 we are not currently planning any trips as part of your course. If we are able to organise trips during your course, the cost of these will be communicated to you at the time. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate. Bursaries may also available to cover the cost of some trips.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course cost, call 01235 216 298 for more information.

The 19+ full fee button displays the full fee that may apply, the rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. Also see the Course Fees & Finance page by searching Fees and bursaries link at the top of the screen.

16 - 18 Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Books: £50.00
Kit / Clothing: £50.00

Total Cost: £100.00

19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £8,583.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Books: £50.00
Kit / Clothing: £50.00

Total Cost: £8,683.00

19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Books: £50.00
Kit / Clothing: £50.00

Total Cost: £100.00

Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Engineering
You will be undertaking a series of assessment methods which are specifically designed to fit the purpose of vocational education and training. There are three main forms of assessment that you need to be aware of: external, internal and synoptic.
• External Assessment - All learners take the same assessment at the same time, normally with a written outcome.
• Internal Assessment – The majority of the units are assessed this way normally as a written assignment and in accordance with the awarding bodies guidelines.
• Synoptic assessment - Requires learners to demonstrate that they can identify and use effectively, in an integrated way, an appropriate selection of skills, techniques, concepts, theories and knowledge gained from a particular unit.
The Level 3 Engineering course provides you with a rich vocational experience in which you will develop the knowledge and skills required for further study and employment, including:
• Reading technical texts
• Effective writing
• Analytical skills
• Creative development
• Preparation for assessment methods used in Higher Education and Degree Apprenticeships

As well as the technical and practical skills you will gain a range of transferable skills including;
• Critical thinking, solve non-routine problems by applying expert and creative solutions, use digital systems and technology effectively
• Communicate with others, work collaboratively, negotiating and influencing, self-presentation skills
• interpersonal skills, self-management, adaptability and resilience, self-monitoring and taking ownership of your learning and development.