Course overviewEngineering Foundation Diploma City of Bristol College
This one-year, full-time Engineering National Foundation Diploma will give you the basic skills you need to become an engineering technician. Delivered by a specially-selected teaching team in fully-equipped facilities. The course covers seven units and a wide range of engineering disciplines.
At the end of the course, you can progress to the Extended Diploma.
If you’re aged 19+ and this will be your first Level 3 course, it could be free for you under the government’s National Skills Fund (NSF) scheme. Get in touch to find out more.
Dates and applications
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|Course Code||Dates||Duration||Days||Hours per week||Start Time||Location||Fee|
|LPF1184C01-1||11/09/2023 - 08/07/2024||1 years||Date/Day(s) Being Finalised||12.50||09:00||Parkway Centre||
This course costs £3345. If you are aged 16-18 and looking to study full time; you will not pay any tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, you may also be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
Who is this course for?
Want to work in Engineering? This vocational-focussed qualification will give you the knowledge and specific skills you need.
The course allows you the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes to support successful work performance.
What you'll learn
During the course you will learn the fundamentals of engineering principles. Units include delivery of engineering processes safely as a team, applied commercial and quality principles in engineering, calculus to solve engineering problems, electro, pneumatic and hydraulic systems and devices, computer aided drafting in engineering and electrical technology.
You will be enrolled on the Engineering National Foundation Diploma Level 3, which is a one-year course.
Upon successful completion of year one, you can progress onto the Extended Diploma in year two.
Course entry requirements
To join this course a strong mathematical ability is a must. You should possess five GCSEs at Grade 5 (C) or above which must include maths, science and English.
Mature students who may not have GCSEs or students who have gained technical qualifications, should contact the course tutor.
How is the course delivered and assessed?
The course is delivered through a combination of formal teaching, class exercises, laboratory exercises and is assessed via external examination and written coursework and/or time constrained coursework (equivalent to an open book exam).
Note that assessment is continuous throughout the course. and that there is no final examination.
Future career and study opportunities
With the qualification completed students have a choice of three routes within the Extended Diploma in Engineering – Mechanical, Electrical or Aero option. The Engineering National Foundation Diploma Level 3 is equivalent to 1.5 A Levels.
You will need to provide your own personal protective equipment (PPE) in the form of boots and uniform/clothing. You will also need pens, books, drawing equipment and a scientific calculator.
For guidance on which career path to take, to explore career options related to our courses, find out which careers are in demand, and then get the training you need.