Mechanical Engineering BTEC Level 3 Diploma
This course will enable you to gain the mechanical engineering skills and knowledge required to progress onto a range of degree-level courses or start a career in the industry.
If you are a trainee or an apprentice, this nationally recognised course equips you with the skills you need to develop your career in mechanical and manufacturing engineering.
“The mechanical engineering course at the College is part of my training with a local engineering firm where I work on producing components for a wide range of sectors. The course works well as I get to study new things and principles about engineering and apply what I learn to my day-to-day job. Thanks to the course I feel a lot happier in work and life after the change of career.”
Adam Seward - Mechanical Engineering BTEC Level 3 Diploma
You need three GCSEs at grade C or above in Mathematics, Science and English, OR
a First Certificate/Diploma in a related subject, OR
an equivalent Level 2 qualification.
If you are over 21, you may gain entry to the course subject to a successful interview, and will be considered individually on your experience rather than your qualifications.
During the course you can study a range of topics, including:
- Business systems
- Communications for technicians
- Mathematics for technicians
- Mechanical principles and applications
- Engineering materials
- Engineering drawing for technicians
- Applications of mechanical systems and technology.
Assessment is on a continuing basis and will include phase tests, assignments and presentations.
Further study and career options
Successful completion enables you to progress on to our Mechanical Engineering HNC or similar level qualifications.
During the course, you will be required to attend for one day a week, for a period of two years. Additional study will be required outside of College.
If you are aged 19 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. Find out more at www.bedford.ac.uk/loans. You can also pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable.