Engineering Level 3 Extended Diploma

Continue your training towards becoming a qualified engineer.

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  • Duration

    2 Years

  • Location

    Guildford College

  • Pathway


Continue your training towards becoming a qualified engineer. Topics: health and safety; mathematics for engineering technicians; mechanical principles and applications; electrical and electronic principles.

All 16-19 year olds on full-time programmes will be required to retake GCSE English and Maths or to undertake Functional Skills, if they have not already attained the equivalent of a GCSE grade C in these subjects, every year of their course, until they complete their studies.

This course is designed for students who are interested in an academic qualification to enable access to Higher Educational courses leading to a Degree. You might be considering working in the following areas: aerospace, automotive, motor sport, petrochemicals, chemical processing, rail/road transport, boats and shipbuilding.

If you have a keen interest in Engineering, and you enjoy studying a variety of academic subjects with some practical manufacturing then this course will help prepare you for a career working within the production or service engineering industries. You’ll have access to our well-equipped workshops having hand tools, lathes and mills. Measurement and inspection techniques will be explored with reference to health and safety. You will also gain valuable experience in our purpose built computer-aided design room. We have a good record of matching students to jobs and our tutors, who have lots of experience in the industry, will provide you with vital tips and links. There may also be the opportunity of undertaking work placements with local engineering companies.

Through a combination of classroom teaching and assignments including computer-aided design supported by practical application.

On successful completion of the full extended diploma, you could progress on to a degree level course in engineering.

At least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above, including Maths and English Language. Alternatively you should have achieved an Engineering Level 2 Diploma, plus Functional Skills in Maths and English at Level 2 or above.

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Why Guildford College?

  • Clear routes of progression with qualifications ranging from foundation level to degree level!
  • Industry experienced teaching staff give you the responsibility and independence you need to take charge of your own future.
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