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What career opportunities can this lead to?

The programme is recommended for those that wish to develop a career in engineering with your preferred specialism being identified at level 3. The programme is also designed to supplement the Level 3 for those students whose Maths grade is only achieved at GCSE Foundation level.

The progression route for this programme is to a Level 3 in Engineering, an Apprenticeship or employment in the industry.

What are the entry requirements?

You will require a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade A*-D / 9-3 including English and maths at C/4 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.

What does this programme involve?

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 Engineering, Machining Techniques, Fabrication Techniques, Engineering Materials, Employability and Work Skills. The programme is approximately an 80/20 split of theory and practical work.

How is the programme taught and assessed?

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 a number of written assignments and in certain units, practical assessments and two external exams (one written, one online).

What else do I need to know?

You will need to provide yourself with pens, pencils paper and a lever-arch folder for your notes. You will also need to provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for practical lessons. This includes appropriate safety footwear and overalls or dustcoat. Eastleigh College will provide access to all other PPE as appropriate for the qualification and units selected. Technical drawing equipment and calculators will be required for the course - these can be purchased through the college.

Dates for the diary

Our School Leaver open events are held each October, November, March and June. For specific dates and times please see the events section of our website or telephone 023 8091 1299.

How do I apply?

Apply by clicking on the APPLY NOW link on this page. Alternatively, you can apply by completing an application form from our printed prospectus or through our Information, Advice and Guidance team by telephone 023 8091 1299 or via email at

*Fees will apply if you are over 18. You may be eligible for fee support or a loan. To find out an accurate cost, based on your individual circumstances, please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team.

Course Code


Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
FDEG1 Eastleigh College 10/09/2018 Full-Time Full-Time Full-Time   £1,617.00 Apply now

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Need any 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

The Equality Act

The College wishes to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. If you are a disabled person, please ensure that we know what you need so that we can make all reasonable adjustments to help you succeed.

Please note all courses descriptions may be subject to change.

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