This is a great starting point if you want to learn how to become a mechanical engineer. It will provide you with key engineering training and key skills in electronics as well to get you used to using hand tools and engineering machinery. You'll also receive a recognised engineering qualification.
You'll learn a range of engineering and electronics training skills including:
- Safe working
- Making engineering components
- Using hand tools and a bench or pedestal drilling machine
- Planning and making a machined product
- Engineering maths and science.
The name of the course, as it appears on your qualification or certificate, will be Diploma in Engineering - Level 1
Continual assessment and you must pass all units.
Three GCSEs with maths A*-E/9-2; OR other related qualifications and experience.
There may be materials you need to help with your studies. You'll either make a one-off payment for these when you enrol, or you'll buy them during the course. Your tutor will talk to you about this at interview or in your first class (if you don't need an interview).
Depending on your course and circumstances, you may be able to get funding to help with materials fees. Please check with us when you come in for interview or enrolment.
You can progress to the Level 2 engineering course to improve your skills.
All courses run subject to demand and the content listed here should be used as a guide only. Course content may vary according to a range of factors such as course duration, campus, teaching staff and requirements from awarding bodies. Check our course and fee guidelines for further details.
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