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Diploma in Engineering Technologies

Level 1

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Key Info

Learning Area   Engineering
Delivery Mode   Full-time
Duration   1 Year
Course Code   10742-CAM-22,10566-STA-22

Dates & Locations

Course Type   16-19, Adult
Location   Cornwall College Camborne
Start Date   12/09/2022

Course Type   16-19, Adult
Location   Cornwall College St Austell
Start Date   14/09/2022

Engineering shapes the world around us, from the machines at the heart of 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 you’ve ever had a fascination for how things are made, or improving the way something works, then a career in engineering could be for you. This course is your first introduction to the world of engineering, where you’ll develop the essential skills and discover the different opportunities that a hi-tech career can offer. The engineering programme at Level 1 is best suited if you are considering a career in Engineering. The course will provide you with the essential core skills required as an engineer. You will gain exposure to a real life engineering workshop and undertake practical assessments using relevant industry equipment and technology. You will also learn how to work within a team and develop on your literacy and numeracy skills.

You will be using traditional engineering equipment commonly found in many engineering and manufacturing employers in Cornwall.

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 becoming a fully qualified engineer.

  What You Will Learn

The engineering programme at Level 1 is best suited if you are considering a career in Engineering. The course will provide you with the essential skills required as an engineer. You will gain exposure to a real life-engineering workshop and undertake practical assessments using relevant industry equipment and technology. You will also learn how to work within a team and develop your maths and English skills.

Key areas:

Health & Safety
Producing & Interpreting engineering drawings
Problem Solving
Fault finding
Essential hand fitting skills
Essential machining techniques
Welding & Fabrication skills
Electrical Installation & Testing

  Entry Requirements

You will need Maths and English plus two other GCSEs at Level 3

  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.


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 1 course, you’ll have a real awareness of engineering and be ready to move on to the more advanced Level 2 and 3 courses. Upon successful completion of these more advanced courses there is a potential that this could lead to an apprenticeship within the engineering industry, so if you want to earn while you learn, then you can consider this option.




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