Course: Engineering Level 3

Study Level

Level 3


Great Yarmouth Campus

Lowestoft Campus


2 Years



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 skills in both mechanical and electrical engineering.

You will get the chance to visit sites such as Bacton Gas Terminal and Sizewell nuclear power station, and away from the practical elements you will develop your general knowledge of maths and engineering through classroom sessions.

You 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. You will also have the opportunity to gain work experience with a host of local employers. This may be a work-based project, a four-week paid internship programme or a pre-apprenticeship work trial.

Why study with us:

  • You will have access to industry-standard facilities and resources in our workshops and £11.3m Energy Skills Centre at the Lowestoft campus.
  • The use of industry-standard HAAS CNC Machines.
  • 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.


The final year of the course feeds directly into our Higher Education programme in Engineering, or you can progress to another university.

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

"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