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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.

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Introductory Welding Skills City Guilds Award – C5519

Course Code: C5519

Key Information

  • Start Date 03 Feb 2020
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • Duration 18 weeks
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

Are you looking to diversify your skills in engineering? This course will give you the opportunity to develop the basic skills in welding, which can support you in your current job role or be a new beginning if you are thinking of a career change.

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Aeronautical Engineering Extended Diploma level 3 – C3148

Course Code: C3148

Key Information

  • Start Date 02 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

Our innovative aeronautical engineering course will offer you the exciting opportunity to learn about design, production and the science of aircraft. Combining both mechanical and electrical/electronic engineering we will support your learning with expert-led teaching and access to industry-standard equipment. Our students who've successfully completed this course have progressed onto higher education to study engineering.

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Electrical/Electronic Engineering BTEC Extended Diploma level 3 – C0647

Course Code: C0647

Key Information

  • Start Date 02 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

With an ever-expanding need for electrical engineers, our course is aimed at future technicians who want to gain a variety of skills to work within the industry. With access to industry-led teaching and equipment, you will have the opportunity to learn bout a range of specialist electrical and electronic areas to support your future career

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Engineering Access to Higher Education Diploma level 3 – C0652

Course Code: C0652

Key Information

  • Start Date 02 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 BTEC Diploma level 1 – C0650

Course Code: C0650

Key Information

  • Start Date 02 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

This entry-level course in engineering will open up your opportunities into different sectors in this industry. By learning a variety of engineering skills in electronic, mechanical and manufacturing this course will help you find your specialised niche. With practical workshops and theory lessons we will help you progress onto one of our level 2 courses

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Engineering Certificate level 2 – C6507

Course Code: C6507

Key Information

  • Start Date 02 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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Manufacturing Engineering BTEC Diploma level 3 – C0655

Course Code: C0655

Key Information

  • Start Date 02 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

Our specialist modules within this course will enable you to develop the skills and knowledge to work in the manufacturing or mechanical engineering industry. With support from our experienced lecturers and access to industry-standard equipment, we will support you in both the practical and theoretical elements of this vocational-led course.

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Progress 8 Technical Award in Engineering level 2 – C6016

Course Code: C6016

Key Information

  • Start Date 07 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Part Time
    5 hours per week
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

This qualification provides the opportunity to gain a vocational qualification that gives an introduction to the sector. As an introduction to the Engineering sector you will learn about how products are designed and manufactured and learn some of the skills involved in the manufacturing process. Attending for a half day session over two years you […]

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CAM and CNC City and Guilds Award level 2 – C0680

Course Code: C0680

Key Information

  • Start Date 09 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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