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Mode of study Vocational Full-time
Duration 2 Years
Campus London Road Campus
Start date September 2021
Course code FLR3EDE (2123)

  • Who is it for?

    This programme is designed to provide a technical foundation on which to build a career in either Electronic or Mechanical Engineering. Progression from the programme would be into the related industry or on to Higher Education to study Engineering and related subjects to enable you to become an Incorporated or Chartered Engineer.

  • Entry Requirements

    Level 2 Diploma in Engineering including English GCSE at grade 4 and Maths GCSE at grade 5 or above. Or 5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above including English, Maths and Science.

  • What does the course involve?

    Mandatory Units: Health and Safety in the Engineering Workplace; Mathematics for Technicians; Electrical and Electronic Principles. Specialist Units: Mechanical Workshop and Manufacturing, Applications of Mechanical Systems in Engineering; Engineering Drawing for Technicians; Selecting and Using Programmable Controllers.

  • How is the course assessed?

    Your work will be continuously assessed throughout the course. The assessment is based on set assignments, practical and written evidence that you will be asked to complete with set deadlines.

  • How much does it cost?

    Students will be expected to provide their own overalls, safety shoes and contribute to the cost of any additional enrichment activities.

  • Additional Notes

    Additional Engineering enrichment activities will be attached to the programme. For example, visits to industrial complexes and Trade shows. Course work will be set around these visits and therefore it is a requirement of the course that students attend. Should you choose to study smaller sized level 3 BTEC qualification other than the Extended Diploma you may have the option to study an A Level alongside. The options may include Biology, Business, English Language, Maths, PE, Psychology, and Sociology – but please check at your Group Interview. Options should appear when you apply for this course online.

  • What do I do next?

    You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button. You can also apply for a second, alternative programme of study on the application page. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring Admissions on 01743 342346 or email:

Owen Mason

Owen Mason

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering
Previous school: Church Stretton School

I came here because I'm interested in Engineering. I really enjoyed doing my final project and having the creativity to come up with my own design and I have also enjoyed working with hydraulics. I achieved D*D*D* in my Diploma and am now going on to do an Apprenticeship. The teachers are helpful and the equipment at the College is state-of-the-art.

Austin Luzadas

Austin Luzadas

Level 3 in Engineering
Previous school: Holy Trinity School, Telford

Level 2 was mostly practical and this year on Level 3 there is a lot of theory and it's preparing me for university. I live outside of Shrewsbury and the transport links to the College are good.

Samantha Pitchford

Samantha Pitchford

Level 2 Fabrication and Welding
Previous school: Charlton School

I’m a practical person, so I wanted to do something with my hands.  I didn’t have any experience before, but the teachers were really good at guiding me through.  I’m a bit of a perfectionist, so the fact that the staff let me work to my own pace really helped.  I have now secured an Apprenticeship with Caterpillar in Shrewsbury, and I can see myself being there for some time.  I’m sure it wouldn’t have happened unless I’d been on this course as at my interview they seemed really impressed with what I was doing.

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Career Options

  • Engineering technicians

    Up to £34,000

  • Civil engineers

    Up to £45,000


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