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Bradford College

Advanced Technical Certificate in Engineering

Qualification Gained
City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Certificate in Engineering
Study Level
Adult, School Leavers, Level 3
36 weeks
Start Date
September 2024
Study Mode
Full-time, Part-time
Trinity Green Building


This qualification will prepare you for a role in manufacturing engineering, for example a manufacturing engineering technician or welding operative. This course is suitable if you are wanting to gain strong core knowledge of manufacturing engineering.

  Key Info

Achieving this qualification could lead to employment opportunities for you as a:

  • ­skilled machinist
  • ­composites technician
  • measurement and control technician

You will gain relevant skills and knowledge in areas such as computer-aided design, modern manufacturing systems, additive manufacturing, machining and electronics.

You will study the following units:

  • Engineering Materials
  • Electronics, Control and Instrumentation
  • Mechanical Structures and Dynamics
  • Manufacturing Methods in Engineering
  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Mathematics and Statistics

Entry to this course requires 4 GCSEs at a minimum grade 4 or C or above including GCSE English, Maths and Science.

Please note that safety boots and a suitable overall will be required for the practical workshop sessions.  All other personal protective equipment (PPE) will be supplied.  Further details will be supplied during the induction process.

To achieve the Level 3 Advanced Technical Certificate in Engineering candidates must successfully complete both mandatory assessment components.

  • An external awarding body exam (one per year)
  • An external awarding body set assignment (one per year)
  • You must also undertake employer involvement activities

Your course may include work experience or a work placement that could lead to the offer of a part-time or casual work, or you might work outside of your studies.

Successful completion of this course can lead to progression to further study or employment in the Engineering sector.

If you are 16 to 18 years old you won't have to pay tuition fees. If you're 19 or older you may need to pay a fee. The amount depends on the number of hours and which course is being taken.

This is representative of the most common fees scenario, but actual fees can vary depending on a number of factors. Please contact us if you need more guidance.

If you have any questions or require any additional information, please contact [email protected]

Disclaimer: Our prospectus, college documents and website are simply here to offer a guide. We accept no liability for any inaccurate statements and are not responsible for any negative outcomes if you rely on an inaccurate statement. We reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service at any time.

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