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Engineering & Manufacturing

Engineering and Manufacturing

Our engineering courses are available at levels 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, offering everything from level 1 BTECs for those aged 16-18 to Access courses and foundation degrees. It’s also possible to specialise in computer systems, electronics, manufacturing, aeronautical, mechanical, electromechanical, production, and technical support engineering, as well as fabrication and welding.

Who are Leicester College's engineering courses for?

The level 1 Engineering BTEC Diploma is designed exclusively for school leavers aged 16 to 18, while our other courses can be taken by learners of all ages (subject to meeting the entry requirements, which vary by level). When you apply for an engineering course with us, we can help you find the level and type of course that’s right for you, based on your previous qualifications and experience. Learners aged 16-19 will follow a study programme which will include work experience as well as GCSE or functional skills English and maths if you don’t already have your grade C/4.

Further Information

Some courses involve industrial trips or visits to enhance the curriculum, which will incur an extra cost. You may need to purchase boots and overalls for your practical lessons, and level 3 courses and above require the use of a scientific calculator and enough time to study quietly at home.

Andrew Blair

Andrew Blair

Access to Engineering

Andrew Blair won The Local to Leicester Scholarship in collaboration with the University of Leicester. Despite his circumstances, Andrew travelled from Corby every day. He successfully completed his access course, not to mention achieving exceptional grades.

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Engineering Operations Diploma level 2 – C7618

Course Code: C7618

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 09 Sep 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

Learn your way through different areas of engineering with our level 2 qualification. This course aims to give you knowledge and skills in various areas of the industry so you can enter the world of work or an apprenticeship. Taught by experienced professionals you'll have access to industry-standard equipment to aid your learning.

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IMI Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair – C5851

Course Code: C5851

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 09 Sep 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

Develop the knowledge and skills for a trade everyone needs in their day-to-day life with a qualification in light motor vehicle repair. Turn your passion into a career with this course and learn your skill set in our industrial built garage with support from an experienced teachinging staff to kickstart your career.

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Introduction to Engineering BTEC Diploma level 1 – C2917

Course Code: C2917

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 09 Sep 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

If you're looking for a head-start in the engineering industry this course provides everything you need from the ground up. You will learn the basic principles of electronics, mechanics and manufacturing, as well as practical skills to set you up for a range of career paths in this sector.

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SEG Level 2 Diploma in Motor Vehicle Studies – C7089

Course Code: C7089

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 09 Sep 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

Start your career in the exciting industry of motor vehicle with our level 2 diploma. Through practical and written assignments you will learn a variety of skills across engine operating principles, chassis and electrical systems, and workplace health and safety. All elements of the course will be taught onsite at our very own industrial garage.

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Aeronautical Engineering HTQ Higher National Certificate – C8100

Course Code: C8100

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 16 Sep 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    8 hours per week
  • duration Duration 2 years
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

This is a two-year part-time programme, in which a Higher National Certificate (HTQ) is completed. With a career in Aeronautical engineering as your chosen route, this level 4 course offers students wishing to follow an Aeronautical engineering pathway, both the higher level knowledge and also the understanding of how this is applied in industry

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Aeronautical Engineering HTQ Higher National Certificate – C8160

Course Code: C8160

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 16 Sep 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

This is a one-year full-time programme, in which a Higher National Certificate (HTQ) is completed. With a career in engineering as your chosen route, this level 4 course offers students wishing to follow an electrical/electronic engineering pathway, both the higher level knowledge and also the understanding of how this is applied in industry. The HNC/HND in engineering course is designed to enable students who may have come through a vocational route to progress into higher education, building on the knowledge gained at level 3.

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Electrical and Electronic Engineering HTQ Higher National Certificate – C8099

Course Code: C8099

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 16 Sep 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    8 hours per week
  • duration Duration 2 years
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

With a career in engineering as your chosen route, this level 4 course offers students wishing to follow an electrical/electronic engineering pathway, both the higher level knowledge and also the understanding of how this is applied in industry.

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Electrical and Electronic Engineering HTQ Higher National Certificate – C8158

Course Code: C8158

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 16 Sep 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

This is a one-year full-time programme, in which a Higher National Certificate (HTQ) is completed. With a career in engineering as your chosen route, this level 4 course offers students wishing to follow an Electrical/Electronic Engineering pathway, both the higher level knowledge and also the understanding of how this is applied in industry.

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Mechanical Engineering HTQ Higher National Certificate – C8103

Course Code: C8103

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 16 Sep 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    8 hours per week
  • duration Duration 2 years
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

This is a two-year part-time programme. With a career in mechanical engineering as your chosen route, this level 4 course offers students wishing to follow this pathway, both the higher level knowledge, theoretical aspects of mechanical science and design and also the understanding of how this is applied in industry.

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