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Engineering- Mechanical and Electronic - Level 3



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15 hours per week



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What does this course involve?

This Study Programme allows you to learn about electrical, electronic or mechanical engineering – all key growth areas in the UK. Engineers shape the world, from developing new mobile phone technology, to designing buildings and making components for aircraft, the career opportunities are endless. You’ll learn theory and practical skills, and all of our courses can lead to employment or higher education.

You’ll learn practical skills needed within the engineering environment with a focus on electronic and mechanical disciplines. Units covered will include: engineering and environmental health and safety, engineering organisational efficiency and improvement, computer numerical control, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), maintenance of pneumatic systems and components, engineering science, digital electronics and advanced milling.

Our fully fitted workshops are equipped with up to date technology replicating industry allowing us to provide handson practical experience within the Engineering sector; this combined with professional industry trained teaching staff ensures high success rates and multiple progression routes.

As a Level 3 Engineering student at East Kent College you will benefit from an affiliated associate membership with the Institution of Mechanical. You can look forward to the opportunity to take part in intercollege skills competitions at local and national level and the chance of work experience with leading community partners such as Cummins and Emco Wheaton.


What qualifications do I need?

4 Cs or 4s including English at level 4 and maths at level 5.


Delivery is by practical demonstration and assessment. You will be assessed via written coursework and assignments. There are course specific unit assignments which are internally assessed with an end of course online exam based on the mandatory units.

Fees & Costs

If you are 16-18yrs old at the start of the Study Programme, it will be free. There may be additional payments required for trips, visits and other materials. For adult learners (over 19) financial support towards the costs of your Study Programme may be available. Eligible students may be able to get help with course related costs such as travel, equipment and childcare.

If you are aged 19 and over an Advanced Learning loan may be available if you are studying at Level 3 and above. To find out if you’re eligible visit Eligible students may be able to get help with course related costs such as travel, equipment and childcare.

Please contact Support Services for confirmation of all Study Programme fees quoted:

Broadstairs Campus - 01843 605062 (or e-mail

Please note: For those claiming state working age benefit this course is classed as part-time.


On successful completion you could progress on to our HNC programme or a higher level Apprenticeship. Alternatively you could progress into one of the many engineering careers.

Courses Levels: 
Level 3

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