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Engineering - Level 3 Triple Diploma


Start your journey towards becoming a fully qualified engineer with the Level 3 Triple Diploma in Engineering.

Co-created with industry to allow you to develop the exact skills needed for university and/or employment, this course aims to develop a range of engineering skills.

There is a strong focus on experimental and practical techniques so you learn to apply your knowledge to real industry scenarios. You will also develop your analytical and problem-solving abilities.

This is a challenging and exciting course, featuring work experience and delivered by enthusiastic expert tutors all keen to support you towards success.

Next course dates

Start date Location Duration
02 Sep 2024
Bispham Campus
2 Years

Where can this subject lead?

Career progression

Successful completion of this course allows you to qualify with the Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering.

By completing subsequent additional units you could then progress to a degree-level course, either here at B&FC or at another institution.

Alternatively, you might choose to specialise in another area of engineering or even start work in the industry straight away. We have excellent relationships with a wide range of employers, through which we can help and support you into sustainable employment.

Key information

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs grade 4 or above in English and Maths along with the following:

•    A successful interview with a tutor
•    The ability to study independently
•    A genuine interest in the subject
•    Good communication skills
•    Hardworking approach towards the industry

All 16-18 year-old applicants will be invited to attend an interview to meet a tutor and ask any questions they may have about the course.

Essential Skills – English and Maths

If you achieve a grade 3 in GCSE Maths or English you will have to work towards re-sitting these subjects as part of your main study programme.

At B&FC, this won’t delay your career journey because you’re working towards these subjects at the same time as your chosen subject.

Personal Protective Equipment

Please note: Where wearing PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is a mandatory requirement of the course, it is the responsibility of the learner to ensure that they are able to wear such equipment. Further information can be obtained at the IAG session which all applicants are invited to or by calling Course Enquiries on 01253 504343.

Qualification obtained

BTEC National Extended Diploma in Engineering

Extra costs and equipment

All the equipment and resources you need are provided by B&FC at no extra cost.

Tuition Fees

Students who are 18 and under do not usually pay tuition fees. If you are 19+ please read our tuition fees guide for more information.

Regulation and Accreditation

Accrediting Institution: N/A

Awarding Body: Pearson

Regulatory Body: Ofsted

Terms and Conditions

Read our full terms and conditions for more information.

Regulation and Accreditation

Accrediting Institution: N/A

Awarding Body: Pearson

Regulatory Body: Ofsted

What will I learn?

Industry placement, field trips and guest speakers

As part of this course, you will need to spend at least 20 hours on work placement. Optional field trips - funded by the College - also feature.

During the first part of the year you will develop your employability skills and research the local opportunities for an engineering work placement.

We will support you in finding a suitable placement, which usually takes place during the second part of the year.

How will I be assessed?

How will I be assessed?

The core modules covered on this course include:

•    Engineering Principles •    Delivering Engineering Processes Safely as a Team
•    Engineering Product Design and Manufacture
•    Applied Commercial and Quality Principles in Engineering
•    Microcontroller Systems for Engineers
•    Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems
•    Specialist Engineering Project

During each module you will undertake a range of assignments, designed to assess your skills, experience and knowledge.

These will consist of practical-based studies, research, written assignments, and both individual and group presentations.