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Engineering (Multi-skill) - Level 1


This course is designed to give you an insight into engineering, fabrication & welding and motor vehicle studies. You will spend 10 weeks in each area learning the basic skills required to help you decide which career path to take. You will study mechanical and electrical engineering covering hand skills, machining and basic electrical principles. In welding you will experience different types of welding and fabrication techniques and in motor vehicle you will learn about the various vehicle systems, including working safely and basic serving techniques for various vehicle systems. 

Entry requirements

You will need to have a minimum of GCSE grade 1 in maths and English. You will be required to successfully complete the college induction process and having good attendance, time keeping and attitude are also essential.

16-18 year old applicants:

You will need to supply a copy of your most up-to-date school/college report or a reference from a teacher/employer. Please upload this to your myVISION account by the end of May 2021.

19+ year old applicants:

Mature students (those aged 19 or over) who do not have the qualifications required for entry may still be eligible. Relevant experience, a strong portfolio of work and a commitment to the subject you wish to study may be acceptable for certain courses. You will also be required to supply a written reference either from a recent educational institution or employer. Please upload this to your myVISION account by the end of May 2021. If you are not able to gain a reference, please contact for further advice.

Start dates and fees

Start DateDurationCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions
16-18over 19
Sep 20211 yr(s)1557A1265FREE£500.00** EApply

E You may be eligible for fee exemption depending on your circumstances. Please see our adult finance and funding page for more information.

How long is the course?

The course will last for one academic year.

How will I be assessed?

You will complete a portfolio of evidence covering workshop tasks and related phase tests for each topic you study.

What does the course lead to?

The course will lead to further study in engineering, motor vehicle or fabrication and welding or access to apprenticeships.

What will I study?

Learn new skills in the following disciplines:

  • Health and safety
  • Engineering hand skills
  • Engineering hand tools and practices
  • Lathes and milling machines
  • Fabrication and welding and basic vehicle operation and repair techniques
  • Basic serving techniques for various vehicle systems
  • You will also study GCSE maths and English

Study programmes

It is an entry requirement for some courses to have gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths (see entry requirements). If the entry requirements to a course do not require A*-C in these subjects, and you haven’t already gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths before joining us, you will continue to study English and maths as part of your programme and take appropriate qualifications in these subjects with the aim of achieving A* to C grade. In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, every student aged under 19 and studying a full-time course at college will take part in our study programmes alongside their main subject qualification. Find out more.

What can I go on to study?

At the end of the course learners will be able to choose to study fabrication and welding, motor vehicle studies, engineering or an apprenticeship.

How do I apply?

Apply online


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