The Level 3 Engineering Extended Diploma will be studied over two years. During your first year you will enrol on and study the Level 3 Engineering Foundation Diploma. This is a standalone one-year qualification. Upon successful completion of the first year, you can then progress and enrol to study the Level 3 Engineering Extended Diploma, which is equivalent to three A levels.
The Level 3 Diploma provides you with an understanding and practical experience of specialist engineering technologies and principles. You will build on your knowledge of engineering achieved either through completion of the Level 2 Diploma or through demonstrating at interview you have the capabilities for direct entry.
As part of this course you will study in Boston College's Institute of Technology, providing higher level technical education using specialised equipment.
You will study both the theoretical and practical aspects of Engineering including:
As well as a range of units that will give you an overview of engineering skills.
You will also continue your studies towards either a Functional Skills or GCSE qualification in English and Maths, as well as developing your skills for employment, looking at different careers and the opportunities available.
You will have the opportunity to visit a number of engineering and educational establishments to enhance your learning and experience the different careers and environments available in the engineering industry.
In addition to your course, you may also study either Functional Skills or GCSE English and Maths, dependent on your current GCSE grade.
The Engineering Extended Diploma is free, if you are under the age of 19 on 31 August of the year you start the course.
For those aged 19+, this course will cost: £8583.
Year 1, Foundation Diploma Level 3 - £3345.
Year 2, Extended Diploma Level 3 - £5238.
You may be eligible to study this course for FREE should you be eligible under one of the following criteria:
Alternatively, you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with your College fees. If you progress to employment you won't have to pay anything back until you’re earning £27,295 per year. Your household income isn't taken into account and there's no credit check. Your eligibility depends on your course, nationality, and age. To find out more contact the College Information Line on 01205 313218.
International and EU Students, please contact the International Office on +44 (0)1205 313212 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details on fees.
Please note that all fees are subject to change.
There may be an opportunity to complete an Industry Placement alongside your main Level 3 course.
Industry placements give you the chance to put into practice what you have learned and you will have the opportunity to spend an average of 50 days working for an employer, in a role directly relevant to your course.
With an Industry Placement you will gain technical skills, be prepared for the world of work, and gain connections in order to secure a job after your course.
What will I gain?
What will I do?
An existing part time job may qualify as an Industry Placement if it meets the criteria set by the College.
For more information regarding Industry Placements please contact the Enterprise Zone: email@example.com or call 01205 365701 ext: 3226/3227
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