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

Engineering

Andrew was first referred to the College via The BOOST project. The BOOST project is in collaboration with the Macmillan East Midlands Teenage and Young Adult Survivorship Service, for young cancer survivors.

After not being able to complete his A levels due to illness, Andrew enrolled on the Access to Engineering course at Leicester College in order to pursue his dream of getting a degree in physics.

Through a combination of hard work and determination, Andrew went on to successfully complete his course and secured his place to study BSc Physics with University of Leicester. We couldn’t be more thrilled with his achievements!

“I think learning is crucial to a good life. Without it, life would become boring and idle.”

Advanced Welding Skills Award level 3

Course Code: C5340

  • Start Date 11 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • Duration 2 years
  • 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 […]

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Aeronautical Engineering Extended Diploma level 3

Course Code: C3148

  • Start Date 03 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 2 years
  • 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. For learners wishing to […]

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CAM and CNC City and Guilds Award level 2

Course Code: C0680

  • Start Date 11 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

  • Start Date 04 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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Electrical/Electronic Engineering BTEC Extended Diploma level 3

Course Code: C0647

  • Start Date 03 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 2 years
  • 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 […]

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Engineering (Electronics) Certificate level 2

Course Code: C6508

  • Start Date 03 Sep 2019
  • 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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Engineering (Manufacture) Certificate level 2

Course Code: C6509

  • Start Date 03 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

As the skills gap is set to increase over the next few years the government has prioritised manufacturing as needing suitably qualified engineers and technicians to fill the gap. This course is aimed at people interested in a career in mechanical or manufacturing and production engineering. Covering a wide range of related topic areas this […]

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Engineering (Technology) Certificate level 2

Course Code: C6507

  • Start Date 03 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

With an emphasis on the application and use of computer technology in the engineering sector. The course is aimed at students wishing to enter the field of electronics and computer systems technology and will provide the basic knowledge and skills required to pursue jobs in the role of electronics and support technician or similar roles […]

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Engineering Access to Higher Education Diploma level 3

Course Code: C0652

  • Start Date 03 Sep 2019
  • 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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