Engineering

Engineering

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. We also offer an Engineering International Foundation Programme at level 3, which is designed for international students and will include ESOL lessons.

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.

CAM and CNC City and Guilds Award level 2

Course Code: C0680

Key Information

  • Start Date 09 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    2.5 hours per week
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

The course is ideal for those already working in a computer controlled manufacturing environment or for learners wishing to gain knowledge of computer numerical control (CNC) programming and applications. The course aims to broaden an appreciation of the use of computers in the engineering manufacturing industry and introduce the basic knowledge and skills in programming […]

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Computer Aided Design C G Certificate level 2

Course Code: C0685

Key Information

  • Start Date 10 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

The course is aimed at those people wishing to gain an understanding and knowledge of the principles and practice of computer aided design, who may have little or no previous experience of 2D CAD systems and parametric modeling, or who wish to further develop existing skills. The course is delivered using both AutoCAD and CREO […]

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Advanced Welding Skills Award level 3

Course Code: C5340

Key Information

  • Start Date 11 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • Duration 27 weeks
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

This course in level 3 City Guilds Award in Advanced Welding Skills is ideal if you’ve worked in welding for some time and you have plenty of experience. It is designed to develop your skills further so that you can undertake complex welding work and have a further understanding of quality control. This is a […]

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Mechanical/Electrical Engineering Higher National Diploma

Course Code: C5523

Key Information

  • Start Date 11 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    9 hours per week
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

This is a two-year, part-time programme. In year one, you will study for the HNC and then complete the HND in year two. This course offers pathways in both mechanical and electrical/electronic engineering. This level 4/5 course is designed to enable engineers within full-time employment to continue their studies at a higher level whilst maintaining […]

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Introductory Welding Skills City Guilds Award level 1

Course Code: C0691

Key Information

  • Start Date 16 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • Duration 18 weeks
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

The introductory welding skills qualification (level 1) and the welding skills qualification (level 2) gives you the opportunity to learn the basic skills required to effectively carry out welding operations in a range of joints and positions. The City and Guilds award qualifications in welding skills can either be at level 1 or 2 depending […]

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Mechanical/Electrical Engineering Higher National Diploma

Course Code: C0035

Key Information

  • Start Date 23 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

This is a two-year full-time programme in which an HNC is completed in year one and HND in year two. With a career in engineering as your chosen route, this level 4/5 course offers pathways in both mechanical and electrical/electronic engineering. The HNC/HND in engineering course is designed to enable students who may have come […]

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Aeronautical Engineering Extended Diploma level 3

Course Code: C3148

Key Information

  • Start Date 07 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

If you are looking for a career in the aeronautical engineering industry, this course offers the opportunity to study a range of subjects directly related to the principles, design and operation of aircraft. Broadly equivalent to 3 A levels, the Extended Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering also offers a sound background in both mechanical and electrical/electronic […]

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Electrical/Electronic Engineering BTEC Extended Diploma level 3

Course Code: C0647

Key Information

  • Start Date 07 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

If you are aged 16-18, you will be enrolled on a study programme, which will include retaking GCSEs or undertaking Functional Skills in English and maths if you haven’t already achieved a grade 4 or above. You will also be required to complete a work experience placement and an employability programme. With electronics and electrical […]

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Engineering (Electronics) Certificate level 2

Course Code: C6508

Key Information

  • Start Date 07 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

As the presence of electronics is ever increasing in daily life, in the workplace and in all forms of work and production environments, there is an increasing need for suitably qualified engineers who can work in design, manufacture, testing, service and maintenance of electrical and electronic systems. This course is aimed at students wishing to […]

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