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If you have an interest in engineering or electronics and want a career in industries like aerospace, cars or telecommunications, then this course is for you. With mechanical, manufacturing, electronics and theory sessions in essential engineering you'll build your knowledge as well as your skills. You'll spend time in the workshop using machine tools and marking out components.

Units include:

  • Investigating an engineering product
  • Machining techniques
  • Using and interpreting engineering information
  • Maths for engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Electronic circuit design.


There may be materials you need to help with your studies. You'll either make a one-off payment for these when you enrol, or you'll buy them during the course. Your tutor will talk to you about this at interview or in your first class (if you don't need an interview).

Depending on your course and circumstances, you may be able to get funding to help with materials fees. Please check with us when you come in for interview or enrolment.


Continual assessment and you must pass all units.

Entry Requirements

All Applicants must have 3 GCSE at Grade D (3) in maths & English.

We may accept L1 qualifications with a minimum of Merit (if applicable) and Functional Skills in Maths and English at L1 or a BKSB assessment of Maths and English at L1. You will also be asked for an academic reference from previous school/college.

Learners with a Grade D (3) in Maths or English will be enrolled to GCSE. If they hold Functional Skills, then they need to enrol onto next level of Functional Skills or GCSE depending on current FS level achieved. Any learner with one GCSE at Grade C, will be enrolled onto stretch and challenge for that subject.

Next Steps

Move up to the Level 3 course at South Thames College, look for work or consider an apprenticeship.

Important information

All courses run subject to demand and the content listed here should be used as a guide only. Course content may vary according to a range of factors such as course duration, campus, teaching staff and requirements from awarding bodies. Check our course and fee guidelines for further details.

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