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Engineering Progression Routes, Advanced Pre-Apprenticeship & Pathway to University

Engineering Degrees, HNCs & HNDs


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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering HNC
  • Mechanical Engineering HND
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering HNC Full Time
  • Mechanical Engineering HNC
  • Mechanical Engineering HNC Full Time
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering HND
  • Engineering BEng (Hons)
  • Mechanical Engineering HND Full Time

Engineering Apprenticeships

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The UK is once again one of the global leads for Engineering and Manufacture. Our innovation and high quality, together with efficient timescales of delivery make us stand out. The East of England is a powerhouse for the UK economy much of which comes from the outstanding engineering companies in the region.

At West Suffolk College we offer organisations and learners the chance to learn and develop the skills required to ensure engineering remains prominent in the local area. We offer Level 2 to Level 6 and work with employers across many different pathways such as Mechanical, Electrical, Electronic, Maintenance, Welding, Tool Making, Design, Installation etc. Our excellent facilities allow for learning to be conducted in a very supportive environment and our work based team helps to embed that classroom knowledge fully in the workplace.

Engineering Courses for School Leavers

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Engineering at West Suffolk College provides a practical and theoretical introduction to mechanical and electronic engineering, computer aided drawing and microprocessing. You’ll get the skills to help solve the problems of tomorrow – from how aircraft work to the electronics in your mobile phone.

The Level 3 course could earn you enough UCAS points to study engineering at any UK university or take an advanced apprenticeship, working with an engineering firm and career off to an early start.

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Overview of course

This course will give you the skills and knowledge in Electrics to improve your knowledge in the mechanical field to become a multi-skilled maintenance engineer.  The content follows the EAL L3 Diploma in Engineering Maintenance pathway and combines classroom teaching, practical workshop skills and observations within the workplace to ensure that the skills learned match the demands of your work role.


This course will run at West Suffolk College STEM Centre on the following dates:


20, 21, 22, 23 & 24 September 2021

4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 October 2021

25, 26, 27, 28 & 29 October 2021

8, 9, 10, 11, 12 November 2021

22, 23, 24, 25 & 26 November 2021

6, 7, 8, 9 & 10 December 2021

Entry requirements

Delegates require at least a Level 2 in Engineering and be employed within a mechanical engineering role.


West Suffolk College Certificate of Attendance.

If delegates wish to undertake the qualification, EAL Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Engineering Maintenance (QCF) - EMB: Electrical this can be achieved alongside this teaching at an additional cost of £1500

Further course detail

Topics covered within the qualification include:

  • Complying with Statutory Regulations and Organisational safety Requirements
  • Maintaining Electrical Equipment
  • Fault Diagnosis on Electrical Equipment
  • Modifying and Rewiring Electrical Circuits
  • Installation of Electrical Equipment
  • Safety
  • Electricity at Work Regulations
  • Isolation
  • Electrical science
  • Cables and terminations
  • Industrial power distribution
  • Control circuits
  • Power circuits
  • Test equipment and techniques
  • Electrical drawings
  • Sensors
  • Motors and motor starting circuits
  • Fault finding techniques

The programme includes written and practical assessments that will be carried out by the assessor throughout the duration of the course.

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Bookings can be made online by completing the appropriate booking form below:


Full Cost Enrolment for Employers


Full Cost Enrolment for Individuals

Days & times

Starting 20/09/2021
Monday 09:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 09:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 09:00 - 16:30
Thursday 09:00 - 16:30
Friday 09:00 - 16:30

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