Mechanical Engineering - Level 3 Triple Diploma
Course Code: EC1FE431
Start your journey towards becoming a fully qualified Mechanical Engineer with the Level 3 Triple Diploma in Mechanical Engineering.
Co-created with industry this qualification is aimed at learners preparing for roles in mechanical engineering e.g. mechanical maintenance technician, to allow you to develop the exact skills needed. There is a strong focus on experimental and practical techniques so you learn to apply your knowledge to real industry scenarios. You will also develop your analytical and problem-solving abilities. This is a challenging and exciting course, featuring work experience and delivered by enthusiastic expert tutors all keen to support you towards success.
This qualification is the equivalent of 3 A levels.
If you do not achieve a grade 3 in GCSE Maths or English you will have to work towards re-sitting these subjects as part of your main study programme. At B&FC, this won’t delay your career journey because you’re working towards these subjects at the same time as your chosen subject.
Maths and English at minimum Grade 3 plus at least 2 other GCSEs at Grade 3 and above.
If you are a year 11 student applying for this programme, we will compare your GCSE results with the minimum target grades set for you by your school. This will help us decide whether this is your most suitable programme of study. Other students, including those from outside the area, will have an opportunity to discuss their qualifications and experience to make sure they too are studying at the right level. For some programmes, we might need to observe you carrying out certain practical tasks before we can make you an offer.
Teaching and Learning Methods
Most of the teaching and learning on this course takes place in our dedicated engineering suites and computer-based classrooms.
Our expert tutors understand that everyone learns in different ways so they use a range of teaching methods to enable everyone to achieve their potential.
These include plenty of practical activities, designed to develop your understanding of key engineering principles as well as your employability skills. Guest speakers from industry provide reallife insight into your chosen career area.
Throughout the course, we will provide you with lots of individual support, including regular target setting and reviews to ensure you remain on track.
Timetabled hours per week total 13 and we will expect you to devote an additional 3 hours each week to independent study.
Practical sessions account for 60% of the taught element of this course and theory, 40%.
The course also features work experience in a relevant placement setting, study skills sessions and a personal tutorial.
Industry Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
All staff involved in the delivery of further education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.
Students who are 18 or under and resident in the EU pay no course fees. Read our tuition fees guide for students 19 and over.