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Engineering Technologies Extended Diploma Level 3 - Full Time

EN3FE002 

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Course NameStart DateEnd DateSite  
Engineering BTEC National Extended Diploma Level 3 (Year 1)07/09/202024/06/2022Stephenson College - Coalvillealternate textAvailable for applications
Engineering Technologies Extended Diploma Level 3 (Year 2)09/09/201909/07/2021Stephenson College - Coalvillealternate textAvailable for applications

Will I have to pay? You may be able to get a refund for all or part of the fees for your course if you are eligible. Please look at the following link for more information:

Will I have to pay fees?

Free Courses

16-18 Students (Age at 31st August)

  • All Full Time Courses

19-23 Students (Age at 31st August)

  • Students studying their first level 2 course
  • Students studying their first level 3 course (Some level 3 courses are not included, so please check with Student Services)
  • Unemployed, looking for work and on an acceptable benefit studying a level 1 or 2 course (see list of benefits below)

24+ Students (Age at 31st August)

  • Unemployed, looking for work and on an acceptable benefit studying a level 1 course (see list of benefits below)
  • Unemployed, looking for work and on an acceptable benefit studying a level 2 course (see list of benefits below)

Apprenticeships

  • Apprenticeships are free of charge for the learner (you are actually paid a salary!)
  • There is no upper age restriction to enrol onto an Apprenticeship programme, so long as you are 16+ years old.
  • Working hours are usually between 30-40 hours per week which includes your release to College.
  • There may be a fee for the employer willing to support you, but this depends on a few factors.

Please contact 01530 519 001 or apprenticeships@stephensoncoll.ac.uk if you have any further questions regarding an Apprenticeship programme.

List of benefits

  • Jobseeker's Allowance
  • ESA (WRAG) (Work Related Activity Group)
  • Universal Credit (Must be unemployed and required to undertake skills training)
  • Wider Benefits – see list below

Wider benefits that are acceptable

In all cases the learner must:

  • Be unemployed (i.e. not in any paid employment)
  • Want to enter employment but need skills training to do so
  • Sign the waiver agreement confirming the above
  • Show current proof of the benefit

Attendance Allowance

Bereavement Allowance

Child Benefit

Child Tax Credit

Child's Special Allowance

Council Tax Benefit, administered by local authorities

Disability Living Allowance [Being replaced by Personal Independent Payments] (If paid to learner)

Graduated retirement benefit

Guardian's Allowance

Housing Benefit, administered by local authorities

Income Support

Pensions payable under the Industrial Death Benefit scheme

Reduced Earnings Allowance, see industrial disablement benefit above

Retirement Allowance, see industrial disablement benefit above

War Widow's pension

Widow’s pension

Widowed Parent's Allowance

Working Tax Credit. (If paid to spouse, not the learner)



Reference: Funding Rules Version 2020-21




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More information about this Course


Course Overview
The Diploma focuses on performance using practical skills, knowledge and understanding and is an ideal pathway to a range of careers within engineering.

What Qualifications Or Experience Do I Need?
4 GCSEs at Grade A-C (including Maths and Science) or an Intermediate Certificate in Engineering and Technology. Mature students (over 21) with relevant work experience need no formal entry requirements. However, all students will have to attend an interview and take an initial assessment.

How Long Is The Course?
One Year

What Will I Learn?
Dependent on your GCSE results, you will be required to complete either Functional Skills or GCSEs alongside your qualification. There will also be a create studies qualification based around employability skills. Mandatory units: Health and Safety in the Engineering Workplace, Mechanical Principles and Applications, Electrical and Electronic Principles, Mathematics for Engineering Technicians. Then five from the following units dependent upon pathway: Engineering Design, Commercial Aspects of Engineering Organisations, Properties and Applications of Engineering Materials, Applications of Mechanical Systems in Engineering, Electro, Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems and Devices, Selection and Using Programmable Controllers, Electrical Installation.

How Will I Learn?
Each unit is delivered as a mixture of classroom-based theory combined with practical workshop or laboratory sessions.

How Will I Be Assessed?
Each unit is assessed by a formal portfolio of written reports and documented practical work. There are no external exams for this course.

Where Could This Course Lead To?
The course is designed as a pathway into employment within the engineering sector or onto Higher Education, e.g. HNC/HND or Foundation Degree in High Performance Engineering.

Attendance Mode
Full Time

Course Type
Full Time & Part Time

Subject Area
EN