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

Course information

This full-time course (three days a week) is aimed at both 16-18 and adults students who are looking at pursuing a career in is a broad-base engineering 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 students have to complete 7 units of which 4 are mandatory and 2 are external. In the second year students have to 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.

This course leads to...

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.

Entry Requirements

For learners who 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 you will be able to demonstrate your suitability at interview.

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

All students will sit an initial assessment
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Further Information...

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Course ID: 163783

Course Year: 21/22

Course Duration: 1 Year


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 between 19-23 and don’t have 2 A-Levels (or equivalent), you won't have to pay any fees for this course.

24 years old or over or 19-23 and have 2 A-Levels (or equivalent) at the start of the course? Fees are payable, but 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 for21/22 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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