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What opportunities will this course give me?

This practical course is recommended for those that wish to develop a career in maintenance and manufacturing engineering. Learners will be encouraged to undertake maths and English to enable access to the level 3 courses.

The progression route for this programme is to an EAL Level 3 engineering course and HNC courses

A career in Engineering could take you to a vast range of industries, including aerospace, automotive, food and drink, marine, medical, IT, construction, nuclear, or even space. There are opportunities to work as a mechanical, electrical or chemical engineer in most industries, where you could focus on the research and design elements or take a more hands-on approach with manufacturing and maintenance.  

What will I be learning?

The programme provides students with the basic building blocks of engineering, acting as an introduction to other engineering programmes. Over the year, students will complete units in Health and Safety, Computer Aided Design, Using Lathes for Turning Operations, Hand Fitting skills, Employability and Work Skills. The programme is designed for learners to be practically competent in the engineering industry work.

Why is this course for me?

You will learn through a mixture of theory and practical sessions. Visits and trips will be used to allow students to visualise certain elements of the programme.

You will be assessed through written exams, online exams and practical assessments.

What do I need to sign up?

You will require a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade A*-D / 9-3 including English and Maths or possess an equivalent relevant qualification. All students should have good attendance and attainment reports from a previous school or college, and demonstrate enthusiasm and motivation at interview. No previous experience of engineering is required although an understanding would be beneficial.

Is there anything else I need to know?

You will need to provide yourself with pens, pencils paper and a lever-arch file for your notes. You will also need to provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for practical lessons. This includes appropriate safety footwear and overalls. Eastleigh College will provide access to all other PPE as appropriate for the qualification and units selected.

Application Information

Please note that all courses are subject to minimum numbers and course descriptions may be subject to change. A place on your chosen course is not confirmed until all of the necessary enrolment paperwork is signed and any relevant fees are paid. The team will be in touch to discuss this with you, once your application has been processed.

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12/09/2022 - Apply Now


Eastleigh College

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24+: £1,766.00

Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
PEOEE Eastleigh College 12/09/2022 Full-Time Full-Time Full-Time   £1,766.00 Apply now

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Need some further advice?

If you require further advice and guidance about any of our courses, the College has a dedicated Careers Advisor who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1014