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Civil engineers

Up to £40,000

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Engineering technicians

Up to £37,000

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Design and development engineers

Up to £29,000

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Entry requirements

Please see our Entry Requirements page for general entry requirement guidance.

You will need 5 GCSEs at grade 4 including English and a Grade 5 in Maths and Sciences.


One year.

What will I study?

You will develop a broad understanding of engineering theory and industry practice, which has both manufacturing and electronic and electrical engineering content. The course is made up from 4 mandatory units and 3 optional units.

The mandatory units are:

  • Engineering Principles (Maths and Science)
  • Delivery of Engineering Processes Safely as a Team
  • Engineering Product Design and Manufacture
  • Applied Commercial and Quality Principles in Engineering

The 3 optional units may include topics from:

  • Electronic Devices and Circuits
  • Printed Circuit Board Design and Manufacture
  • Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems
  • Manufacturing Secondary Machining Processes
  • Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems

On progression to the second year, units could include:

  • A Specialist Engineering Project (in your chosen discipline)
  • Microcontroller Systems for Engineers
  • Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is a mix of internal and external assignments and an external exam.


Please note that students will need to provide their own Personal and Protective Equipment eg steel toe capped boots and overalls. You will not be allowed into the workshops without these.

What could it lead to?

The National Extended Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (traditionally the second year of this course) or an Apprenticeship in Engineering.

Need some help?

If you have any further questions about this course, or would like us to help you with your application, please contact the Schools Liaison team on 01904 770239 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this webpage, the content is subject to change where necessary.

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