Engineering Courses

Start Date
Full Time

This two-year course (equivalent to 3 A Levels) focuses on aspects of engineering from the manufacturing sectors. It is based in our modern engineering workshops at the West Thames College Skills + Logistics Centre, Feltham where you will learn specialist skills and knowledge related to managing engineering projects, CAD, CAM, CNC, electronics and welding. There will be an engineering project in the second year.

The Diploma is equivalent to two A Levels and the Extended Diploma is equivalent to three A Levels. This program can lead to higher education or apprenticeship.

  • About the Course

    In the first year you will study:

    • Health and Safety

    • Mathematics

    • Mechanical Principles

    • Business Operations

    • Engineering Design

    • Engineering Drawing

    • Computer Aided Drafting

    • Machining

    • Metallurgy.

    In the second year you will study:
    • Communications

    • Engineering Project

    • Commercial Aspects

    • Engineering Materials

    • Welding Technology

    • Welding Principles

    • Further Mathematics

    • Computer Aided Manufacturing.

    This course consists of the 90-credit Diploma in Year 1 followed by the Extended Diploma in Year 2.

  • Entry Requirements
    At least 4 GCSEs at grades A*-C / grades 9-4 including maths or a merit or distinction in a relevant subject at Level 2 with functional skills in English and maths. If you need advice before you apply, please call 020 8326 2020 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Progression

    HND or BSc degree at university, or find employment or an advanced apprenticeship in design, planning, drafting, welding and fabrication, finishing, machining, semiconductor processing or electrical and mechanical production engineering.

  • Assessment Method

    Assessment will be based on completion of assignments and set coursework which go together to produce your final portfolio.

How to Apply

Please click the apply now button and fill out the online application form. An adviser will be in touch regarding interview dates.


Course Info

Courses for 16-18 years

Full Time

Level 3

Location Feltham

Start Date 04/09/2023

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering

Yarolslav Polishcuk
Technician in Engineering and Construction

“I enjoy what I do and am currently studying the Award in Education and Training to become an engineering teacher at the Skills + Logistics Centre.”

Yarolslav Polishcuk

Sabina Enu-Kwesi
L3 Engineering

“I am in the third year of my apprenticeship with Otis Elevator where I’m an active member of Otis EMEA Millennial Voices Initiative which gives the company’s younger generation a voice to impact growth and transformation.”

Sabina Enu-Kwesi
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