Course: Engineering Level 2/3

Study Level

Level 3


Great Yarmouth Campus

Lowestoft Campus


3 Years



"Farrans Construction is the main contractor for the Gull Wing bridge. On projects of this scale and duration, we recognise our ability to have a positive and long-lasting societal impact through the delivery of Social Value by bringing economic, social and environmental benefits to the communities in which we operate. We do this by working with local suppliers, supporting charitable organisations and offering apprenticeships and work experience on site. We are a large employer of construction and civil engineering talent across the UK and Ireland and we have been pleased to have worked closely with East Coast College to deliver a number of skills and training opportunities for its students."

Nicol High, Community Benefit Coordinator


This three 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.

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.

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

Why study with us:

  • The final year of the course feeds directly into our Higher Education programme in Engineering
  • You will have access to industry standard facilities and resources
  • Great links with local employers which can lead to work experience opportunities


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.


Engineering is an excellent course if you want to go on to study a degree in engineering through the University of Suffolk at East Coast College or other universities.

You can also progress into an apprenticeship or employment in careers such as a electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, project engineer, chemical engineer, design engineer or maintenance engineer.