Course: Engineering Level 2/3

Study Level

Level 3

Course Code



Great Yarmouth Campus

Lowestoft Campus


3 Years



This 3 year course will help you develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to become a successful engineer in today’s rapidly moving industry with both practical and theory lessons in our on-site workshops.

You will learn skills in mechanical and electrical engineering and get the chance to visit sites such as Bacton Gas Terminal and Sizewell nuclear power station. You will also have classroom sessions to help build your general knowledge of maths and engineering.

Topics you may study include:

  • Health and Safety
  • Engineering Principles
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Engineering Science
  • Advance Maths
  • Maintenance Planning and Techniques
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Effective Communication

You will have the opportunity to gain work experience with a host of local employers to develop your knowledge, skills and behaviours in a working environment. This may be a work based project, a four week paid internship programme or a pre-apprenticeship work trial.

STEM projects throughout the year are also available to help you engage with local, regional and national employers such as the East Coast Energy project which will help you understand the complex world of offshore energy.

All first year learners will also complete the Duke of Edinburgh bronze award or study towards silver or gold awards during their time on the course. This will enhance your CV with a host of skills that have been identified as critical from our employer focus group.


You will need to have achieved a Grade 4 in English, maths and science (double award).


You will be assessed via a range of methods to include assignments, presentations and online exams.


You can progress onto a HNC/D Engineering course with the University of Suffolk at East Coast College or another university, or move into an apprenticeship. All course material is structured to develop knowledge skills and behaviours that allow leaners to progress smoothly into higher education or apprenticeship training.

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