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Level 3

Engineering CamTech Level 3 Cert/Ext Cert


This fascinating course allows you to study aspects of Engineering to an advanced academic level. You will complete exams and coursework assignments that are based on topics linked to the application of physics, electronics and mechanics in the engineering workplace. You have the chance to learn scientific practical techniques related to materials testing as well as gain an insight into the environmental impact and responsibilities of engineers.

Topics studied include:

• Maths for engineering

• Classical mechanics and thermodynamics

• Principles of electricity

• Mechanical engineering

• e.g. gears

• Electronic devices and circuits

• Engineering and the environment

• Materials science

In Year 1 you will achieve the Level 3 Certificate in Engineering Principles (equivalent to one AS level). You will sit three exams:

  • Unit 1 -; Mathematics for Engineering
  • Unit 2 -; Science for Engineering
  • Unit 4 -; Electrical and Electronic Engineering

In Year 2 you will progress to the Level 3 Extended Certificate in Engineering (equivalent to one A level). You will sit one more exam, and complete two coursework units.

  • Unit 3 (exam) -; Principles of Mechanical Engineering
  • Unit 22 (coursework) -; Environmental Engineering
  • Unit 11 (coursework) -; Materials Science

Lessons are part-theory and part-practical based. You will design and carry out experiments and learn how to analyse and evaluate your results. You will learn a lot about the physics and maths that underpin engineering techniques and procedures, and you will develop your research and reporting skills. You will develop strong independent study skills by studying engineering, but of course 1:1 support is available to all students.


You need a minimum of five GCSEs at 9-4, including a minimum of a grade 5 in Maths, a grade 4 in English Language and a 54 in Combined Science.

You need a good knowledge of GCSE Science and sound practical and communication skills. Engineering involves a lot of Maths so it’;s important to be a good Mathematician.

You should also have an interest in engineering.

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Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.


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