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Engineering Electronic or Mechanical/Manufacture — Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma

Engineering and Professional Construction

Course ID: 174423

Course Year: 24/25

Course Details

  • You'll gain extensive knowledge of the world of Engineering the many career paths available to you.
  • A challenging and enjoyable experience for problem solvers and the STEM minded.
  • A variety of pathways available to explore.
  • Exceptional academic support and guidance.
  • An inclusive and respectful learning enviornment.
  • 3 days per week.

What to expect from the course

Are you aged between 16-18 and looking at pursuing a career in engineering? This full time course, running 3 days a week, is a broad-base course which covers many areas within the large umbrella of Engineering.

Depending on your chosen pathway ( Electrical or Mechanical), units covered are, Engineering Principles, Delivery of Engineering Processes Safely as a Team, Engineering Product Design and Manufacture, Applied Commercial and Quality Principles in Engineering, Welding Technology, Electronic Devices and Circuits, Computer Aided Design, Electronic Printed Circuit Board Design and Manufacture, Programmable Logic Controllers, Digital/Analogue Electronics, Microcontroller Systems for Engineers, Industrial Robotics, Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems, A Specialist Engineering Project, Maintenance of Mechanical Systems, and Mechanical Principles.

This qualification forms the first year of the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering. It combines substantial theoretical learning alongside an opportunity to develop practical work-related skills. It provides a challenging but enjoyable experience for those with an interest in science and maths and a satisfaction in practical applications and problem solving.

The course contains two units which are externally assessed in the first year- Engineering Principles and Engineering Product Design and one in the second year - Microcontroller Systems for Engineers.
In the first year, you'll complete 7 units of which 4 are mandatory and 2 are external. In the second year, you will complete an extra 8 units of which 3 are mandatory and 1 is external. The first year of the course is equivalent to 1.5 A level and the second year is equivalent to 3 A levels.


BTEC Level 3 Foundation/Extended Diploma in Engineering (Electronic or Mechanical/Manufacturing), depending on the chosen pathway.

Why study with us?

Student Benefits

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Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
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Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

The Academy Salons
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Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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Microsoft Office 365 - Free

When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

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Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.

Career pathways

Progression to Higher Education courses for example the HNC, and other further vocational training in a wide range of engineering courses.

Progression to the second year of the course.

Employment, and/or further development of existing career opportunities in various engineering sectors.

Advanced or higher Apprenticeship in one of engineering areas.

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Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

If you have recently been in education, the entry requirements are as follows:

5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Mathematics, English Language and Science.

More mature learners may present a more varied profile of achievement and will be given consideration.

Other relevant qualifications and/or appropriate industrial experience will also be considered.

All students will sit an initial assessment.


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free. If you are aged 19 or over you may be entitled to a fee waiver for your course or you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of your course. Find out more at, or contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

Fee for24/25 is 3345.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

Please note this is a two year programme that consists of two courses. Your fee status may change from one year to the next depending on age and circumstance at the start of the next course e.g. if you turn 19 before progressing to the next level, you may be required to pay fees as outlined above.

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