Diploma in Engineering Technologies

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LOCATION & START DATE
Cornwall College Camborne - 20 September 2023
Cornwall College St Austell - 18 September 2023
LEVEL
Level 3 Levels Explained
DURATION
1 year
LEARNING AREA
Engineering Find out more
ATTENDANCE
Full-time

Diploma in Engineering Technologies

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Engineering shapes the world around us, from the machines at the heart of the industry to the electronic devices we use at home – engineering is the future.

There’s no better place to start your career in this exciting industry than here at Cornwall College.

If the world of engineering does fascinate you, then this is the perfect course for you. The focus is on developing your knowledge application, experimental, research and practical engineering techniques. Whilst preparing you to professionally present your findings and demonstrate these essential skills. You’ll be using industry-standard technology as you work on exciting practical projects, studying a diverse range of engineering areas such as fabrication and welding, machining, electrical, maintenance, and manufacturing. You will cover content including pneumatics, welding techniques, manufacturing processes, electrical systems (industry motors and drives), PLCs, steam and refrigeration systems, it’s the perfect start to a career in engineering.

Diploma in Engineering Technologies Level 3 comes with considerable academic content preparing you for a potential future at a University; as well as the expected maths and science there will be units covering project management, design, engineering drawing, business and quality systems; arming you with an academic background to take on any challenge.

At Cornwall College, we have enthusiastic and highly skilled engineering tutors who are fully committed to helping you develop the skills, knowledge and experience needed to become a fully qualified engineer.

This course is offered at both Cornwall College St Austell and Cornwall College Camborne.

Our Camborne workshop features industry-standard equipment and kit. We have strong links with Fugro, Pendennis and A&P shipyards and train all their apprentices and also PALL and SERCO for aero, so employers know an engineering qualification from The Cornwall College Group means you will start off your career with the very best skills for an incredible journey in engineering.

LOCATION & START DATE
Cornwall College Camborne - 20 September 2023
Cornwall College St Austell - 18 September 2023
LEVEL
Level 3 Levels Explained
DURATION
1 year
LEARNING AREA
Engineering Find out more
ATTENDANCE
Full-time

What you will learn

This two-year course aims to give you an excellent foundation in all aspects of engineering.

Subjects covers include:
Manufacturing, both Computer-aided and manual.
Design, CAD and hand drafting.
Welding theory and practical.
Electrical and electronic principles
Mechanical Principles
Mathematics
CNC (Computerized Numerical Control)
Pneumatics
Health and safety and environmental considerations

Engineering is an extremely creative and stimulating occupation that will offer you the opportunity to be involved in both current and emerging technologies. As a successful engineer, you will not be just a technical expert but must also become an excellent communicator and team player.

Entry requirements

You will require Maths an English at Level 5 plus 3 other GCSEs also at Level 3, or successful completion of the level 2 engineering course or suitable industry experience.

Work experience

Visits/Trips to include Maintec & Mach show, Plymouth University and a range of local employers. Guest Speakers from Plymouth University, suppliers and specialists, as well as Community and charitable projects.

Assessment

You will be assessed through online assessment, practical assignments and through written reports. All assessment activity will be planned and the timetable shared with you at the beginning of the academic year. The assessments will be linked to the taught units and assessments will coincide with unit progress and completion. You will be informed of progress after the assessments, with overall progress tracked and available to view to ensure you can monitor progress towards agreed targets.

Progression

Once you have completed the Level 3 course, you’ll have knowledge, skills and a real understanding of engineering ready to move on to an apprenticeships or Higher Education. Achieving high grades will provide more opportunities in what is a diverse and well paid sector of the UK economy. Upon completion of this two year course you can progress onto the FdSc/HNC Engineering at Cornwall College or consider employment within the sector.

Cornwall College Camborne

Cornwall College Camborne

Our Camborne campus has served as a vocational training hub for nearly a century. The iconic Tamar tower and the ‘big top’ that covers our construction and engineering provision, are landmarks known throughout the area. This legacy, combined with an exciting modernisation programme, has made Cornwall College Camborne the home of cutting edge facilities, dynamic learning experiences and fantastic student spaces. Open and modern learning areas, electric vehicle training labs, esports gaming facilities, chill out areas, an award-winning restaurant and plenty more besides, makes this the perfect place to have your #careercollege experience.

Visiting our Camborne campus?  View our visitor information


Cornwall College St Austell

Cornwall College St Austell

Set at the top of St Austell, with incredible views over the bay, our campus boasts ground-breaking facilities and exceptional student spaces. The Keay Theatre area plays host to our famous Altitude Dance Academy and performing arts, while our award-winning student restaurant Cloisters is recognised as one of the best in the country. Brand new electric vehicle training labs set within our modern construction and engineering buildings showcase just some of the incredible opportunities for people in St Austell and beyond. There’s exciting plans ahead as well, so make sure Cornwall College St Austell is home to your #careercollege experience.

Visiting our St Austell campus?   View our visitor information


This two-year course aims to give you an excellent foundation in all aspects of engineering.

Subjects covers include:
Manufacturing, both Computer-aided and manual.
Design, CAD and hand drafting.
Welding theory and practical.
Electrical and electronic principles
Mechanical Principles
Mathematics
CNC (Computerized Numerical Control)
Pneumatics
Health and safety and environmental considerations

Engineering is an extremely creative and stimulating occupation that will offer you the opportunity to be involved in both current and emerging technologies. As a successful engineer, you will not be just a technical expert but must also become an excellent communicator and team player.

You will require Maths an English at Level 5 plus 3 other GCSEs also at Level 3, or successful completion of the level 2 engineering course or suitable industry experience.

Visits/Trips to include Maintec & Mach show, Plymouth University and a range of local employers. Guest Speakers from Plymouth University, suppliers and specialists, as well as Community and charitable projects.

You will be assessed through online assessment, practical assignments and through written reports. All assessment activity will be planned and the timetable shared with you at the beginning of the academic year. The assessments will be linked to the taught units and assessments will coincide with unit progress and completion. You will be informed of progress after the assessments, with overall progress tracked and available to view to ensure you can monitor progress towards agreed targets.

Once you have completed the Level 3 course, you’ll have knowledge, skills and a real understanding of engineering ready to move on to an apprenticeships or Higher Education. Achieving high grades will provide more opportunities in what is a diverse and well paid sector of the UK economy. Upon completion of this two year course you can progress onto the FdSc/HNC Engineering at Cornwall College or consider employment within the sector.

Cornwall College Camborne

Cornwall College Camborne

Our Camborne campus has served as a vocational training hub for nearly a century. The iconic Tamar tower and the ‘big top’ that covers our construction and engineering provision, are landmarks known throughout the area. This legacy, combined with an exciting modernisation programme, has made Cornwall College Camborne the home of cutting edge facilities, dynamic learning experiences and fantastic student spaces. Open and modern learning areas, electric vehicle training labs, esports gaming facilities, chill out areas, an award-winning restaurant and plenty more besides, makes this the perfect place to have your #careercollege experience.

Visiting our Camborne campus?  View our visitor information


Cornwall College St Austell

Cornwall College St Austell

Set at the top of St Austell, with incredible views over the bay, our campus boasts ground-breaking facilities and exceptional student spaces. The Keay Theatre area plays host to our famous Altitude Dance Academy and performing arts, while our award-winning student restaurant Cloisters is recognised as one of the best in the country. Brand new electric vehicle training labs set within our modern construction and engineering buildings showcase just some of the incredible opportunities for people in St Austell and beyond. There’s exciting plans ahead as well, so make sure Cornwall College St Austell is home to your #careercollege experience.

Visiting our St Austell campus?   View our visitor information


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Dates & Locations

  • Course type 16-19 Adult
  • Level - Level 3
  • Location - Cornwall College Camborne
  • Start Date - 20 September 2023
  • Fees - Tuition Fees: £3345.00
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  • Course type 16-19 Adult
  • Level - Level 3
  • Location - Cornwall College St Austell
  • Start Date - 18 September 2023
  • Fees - Tuition Fees: £2583.00
  • Apply Now
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