Mechanical Engineering Edexcel Diploma Level
Two years full time
The course requires approximately 16 hours
contact time per week which will be timetabled between Monday to
Thursday 9am to 5.30pm and Friday 9am to 4.30pm.
This programme will introduce you to the building blocks of
a career in Mechanical Engineering.
The first year of the course delivers the
foundation knowledge required for a successful career in Mechanical
Engineering and includes practical experience in workshops and
The second year of the course builds on
knowledge acquired in the first year. Topics are more
specialised and studied in greater depth preparing students for
progression to Higher Education if desired.
Year 1 Core Topics
- Properties and Application of Materials
- Mechanical Principles and Applications
- Communication for Technicians
- Mathematics for Technicians
There is also the opportunity to gain a
National Vocational Qualification in workshop practices.
Year 2 Specialisations.
- Computer Aided Drafting
- Further Mechanical Principals and
- Computer Numerical Control of Machine
- Engineering Project
- Electro. Pneumatic and Hydraulic systems
- Applications of Mechanical Systems and
Assessment runs throughout the programme,
combining projects, assignments and course work.
Course Entry Requirements
There are no course tuition fees if you are under 19 years old
on 31 August, however the Academy applies a £50 materials
fee for all full time courses. You may have to pay for textbooks,
personal kits, uniforms, trips and personal stationery.
Activities such as trips and visits may be
arranged, which are beneficial to this course and your
learning. These activities are optional and additional fees
charged to you. Details will be provided
at the time of interview.
Successful students may pursue further studies
within engineering at HNC/D level.
Course Career Prospects
There may be job opportunities including
engineering technician, team leader and craftsperson.
Further study at higher education will create opportunities in
employment roles including engineers, technical managers, programme
managers, and project managers.
If you are unsure about your career progression please contact
the Careers Team.
For Specific Course Information Contact
Telephone Stephen Duffy on 01302 553553 ext 2241,
Or telephone academic administration on
For Application and Enrolment Information Contact
Learner Services Centre
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