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.

Aeronautical Engineering Extended Diploma level 3

Course Code: C3148

Key Information

  • Start Date 02 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 2 years
  • 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 02 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

Key Information

  • Start Date 02 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

Key Information

  • Start Date 02 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

Key Information

  • Start Date 02 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

Key Information

  • Start Date 02 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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Engineering BTEC Diploma level 1 (16-18)

Course Code: C0650

Key Information

  • Start Date 02 Sep 2019
  • 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. You will study […]

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Manufacturing Engineering BTEC Diploma level 3

Course Code: C0655

Key Information

  • Start Date 02 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 a national […]

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Progress 8 Technical Award in Engineering level 2

Course Code: C6016

Key Information

  • Start Date 07 Sep 2019
  • 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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