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Engineering Courses

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.

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Electrical and Electronic Engineering National Extended Diploma level 3 – C2918

Course Code: C2918

Key Information

  • Start Date 01 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

This two-year course is aimed at developing your skills for a range of valuable job roles within the rapidly-growing engineering industry. You will become qualified in the principles, design and practical aspects of electrical and electronics technologies, providing an ideal foundation for a variety of career paths or further progression in education.

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Engineering Access to Higher Education Diploma level 3 – C0652

Course Code: C0652

Key Information

  • Start Date 01 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

This course is designed for 19+ learners who for a range of reasons would not normally qualify for Higher National Diploma (HND) or degree entry. It offers an alternative route to Higher Education. Successful completion of the Access to HE programme will allow entry to most university degree courses at year 1, in Engineering and […]

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Engineering Certificate level 2 – C6507

Course Code: C6507

Key Information

  • Start Date 01 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

Our industry-led engineering course is designed to provide you with a wide set of skills to support your career pathway. With access to industry-led teaching and equipment, studying with us will give you an insight into the world of technology engineering, supporting you with modules in computer-aided design, construction, and science for engineering and mathematics.

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Introduction to Engineering BTEC Diploma level 1 – C2917

Course Code: C2917

Key Information

  • Start Date 01 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • 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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Manufacturing Engineering National Extended Diploma level 3 – C2919

Course Code: C2919

Key Information

  • Start Date 01 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

This exciting course will build your engineering skills to prepare you for a range of in-demand career paths or further study in higher education. You will develop essential experience in manufacturing, production/design, and mechanical engineering to expand your skillset and maximise your employment opportunities.

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CAM and CNC City and Guilds Award level 2 – C0680

Course Code: C0680

Key Information

  • Start Date 07 Sep 2020
  • 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 – C0685

Course Code: C0685

Key Information

  • Start Date 08 Sep 2020
  • 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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Introductory Welding Skills City Guilds Award level 1 – C0691

Course Code: C0691

Key Information

  • Start Date 14 Sep 2020
  • 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 – C0035

Course Code: C0035

Key Information

  • Start Date 21 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

Choose between two pathways of mechanical and electrical engineering with our specially designed two-year course. With access to industry-standard facilities and teaching by professional experts, you'll complete research projects in an area of your choice. Advance your knowledge and expand your employability with this course and open up your opportunities to complete an engineering degree.

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