L3 foundation Diploma in Engineering plus A Level


The course is designed for students who aspire to work in the field of mechatronics, artificial intelligence or biosensors. It allows you to combine A level Maths with an Engineering qualification. The course develops the academic and practical skills that relates to the different aspects of Engineering.

When you apply for this course we will contact you to discuss your choice of A Level.

Course Content - What will I learn?

Mandatory units of study within Engineering include: Engineering Principles, Delivery of Engineering Processes Safely as a Team, Engineering Product Design & Manufacture, Applied Commercial & Quality Principles in Engineering, A Specialist Engineering Project, Microcontroller Systems for Engineers, Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems.

You will also study A Level Maths with the option to undertake an AS Level Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) alongside.

What Next?

Thsi programme is designed to prepare you for degree level studies in a related field or onto a relevant Apprenticeship programme.

There are so many different areas of engineering to work in; however, most engineers choose to specialise in just one, such as chemical, automotive or robotics.  Careers in engineering are constantly evolving and new processes and technologies are being developed all the time.  This allows engineers to stay on the ball and react to new problems and challenges in their chosen career.

Engineering careers are constantly varied in terms of their job responsibilities, but also in their working locations.  As an engineer you could be working in an office, in a laboratory, on an oil rig, in a factory or on a race track.

Each engineering discipline requires professionals with very specific skill-sets.  However each and every area of this sector is as complex as the next.  Consequently, all engineers need to have strong mathematical skills, logic and the ability to rise to intellectual and practical challenges.


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16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation. Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.

For all two year courses fees shown above are per year.

Aged 19+ and planning to take a level 3 or above a different fee may apply. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan.

All HE courses (full and part time) are subject to tuition fees.

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