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Foundation Diploma in Engineering Level 3 - September 2024

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36 weeks
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Foundation Diploma in Engineering Level 3 – September 2024
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Course content

You will develop an understanding of the engineering principles, application and processes used in engineering. You will also extend the practical and work experience skills that you will have gained by completing a Level 2 extended certificate or diploma in Engineering.

You will be involved in studying mechanical, electrical and electronic principles and applications; in addition to communication techniques, engineering drawing and computer-aided design.

There will be an emphasis on working safely, whilst gaining knowledge of the tools, equipment, principles and processes that are used within the engineering industry alongside health and safety in the workplace.

Your work will be assessed, through the completion of assignments, projects, practical tasks and exams.

You will learn theoretical and practical skills of working in the workshop and electronics lab. You will also gain knowledge in engineering principles and applications as well as work experience skills.


This course consists of core, mandatory and optional units including:

  • Engineering principles
  • Delivery of Engineering Processes Safely as a Team
  • Engineering Product Design and Manufacture
  • Applied Commercial and Quality Principles
  • Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems
  • Electronic Devices and Circuits

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Entry requirements

You need to complete the Level 2 diploma or extended certificate in Engineering before enrolling for this course. You will also need a minimum of 4/C in GCSE Maths and English.

How much will this course cost?

This course is free for students aged 16-18. The course fee for adults (19+) is TBC.


BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Engineering