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Subsidiary Diploma in Engineering Level 3

Ashington Campus
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EDEXCEL Subsidiary Diploma in Engineering (QCF) Level 3

Start Date:
10 September

Who is the course for?

This course is suitable for students who wish to follow a career in electrical, manufacturing or mechanical engineering.

Do I need any formal qualifications?

You should have four GCSEs at Grade C or above including English, maths and Science or a relevant Level 2 Qualification.

What will I study on the course?

You will study units including health and safety, maths, Computer-Aided Design (CAD), electrical and mechanical principles and the usage of engineering materials. Ideal if you would like to work in engineering and want to train at a higher level.

The course consists of one mandatory, three specialist mandatory and two optional units (six units in total). All of the units have been selected by the engineering team in consultation with the local employers to determine local needs. You will also have work experience, enrichment and personal/social development sessions. The course starts in early September and finishes at the end of June the following year.

Your progress will be assessed by assignments issued at regular intervals for each subject. They will need to be completed within a specified amount of time then handed in by a deadline date. There are no examinations for this course.

You will also be encouraged to consider an NVQ/PEO practical engineering course in either Electrical, Mechanical or Welding.

EDEXCEL Subsidiary Diploma in Engineering (QCF) Level 3

After completing the course successfully you will be encouraged to consider progression onto a BTEC Diploma in Engineering or you might want to continue your career by gaining employment or seeking an apprenticeship or advanced Apprenticeship.

Many of our learners study for free with a Fee Waiver when they are in receipt of qualifying benefits or studying a first full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification and meet age restrictions or are aged between 16-18.

If you are not entitled to a Fee Waiver, you may be entitled to receive Learner Support Funds to help with paying your course fees, or if you are aged over 19 and planning to study at Level 3 or 4 and have not previously studied at Level 3 or above you will be able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan that covers the costs of your tuition fees. The loan will not cover the cost of any examination / registration fees and these will need to be paid for separately, or you may be entitled to receive Learner Support Funds to help cover the cost.

All learners may also apply for help with the cost of travel to college and the college may be able to help with the costs of childcare, travel, books, equipment and meals.

For more information our Help Hub team is available on 01670 841 200 or email

How can I apply for this course?

Apply online by clicking here and registering, alternatively please contact our Help Hub on 01670 841 200, email or drop in to one of our open events.

Alternatively, if this is the course for you please click Book and Enrol Now – please note this option is only available for certain courses.

Where can I get any further information about the course?

You may find further information within this website including within case studies and our media gallery. You may also come along to an open event – dates of college events are listed here

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