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Entry Requirements

GCSE grades 4-9 in five subjects including Mathematics, Science, English Language and 2 of the following - Design Technology, Business and ICT.

Or BTEC Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Engineering with overall MM, and merit in Unit 10 Mathematics for Engineering, with GCSE grades 4-9 in Mathematics.

Students with industrial experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Who is the course for

This course is for adults who are interested in career in engineering and would like to upskill/ reskill in engineering and progress into employment in electrical/ electronic engineering or mechanical engineering or progress to HNC/ HND or higher / degree apprenticeship in West London Institute of Technology.

Course Content

This course is equivalent in size to two A Levels. It has 10 units of which 5 are mandatory and 2 are externally assessed. All units must be passed to achieve the qualification.

  • 1 Engineering Principles (External Examination)
  • 2 Delivery of Engineering Processes Safely as a Team (Internal Assessment)
  • 3 Engineering Product Design and Manufacture (External Assessment)
  • 4 Applied Commercial and Quality Principles in Engineering (Internal Assessment)
  • 5 A Specialist Engineering Project (Internal Assessment)

Optional Units

  • 7 Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems (Internal Assessment)
  • 8 Further Engineering Mathematics (Internal Assessment)
  • 19 Electronic Devices and Circuits (Internal Assessment)
  • 25 Mechanical Behaviour of Metallic Materials (Internal Assessment)
  • 27 Static Mechanical Principles in Practice (Internal Assessment)

Study Methods

Each unit is studied through workshop and classroom activities. Some lessons / topics may be delivered online.

How is the course assessed

Units 1 and 3 will be assessed externally by the awarding body (Pearson). The remaining units will be assessed internally by course assignments and tests.

Where next - Further Studies

After successful completion of this course you may go to into higher education including HNC/ HND at the college i.e. West London IoT, or an apprenticeship.

Where next - Job Opportunities

You can gain employment in the engineering sector.

How to Apply

To apply for a course choose one of these methods:

  • Online - click the Apply Now button, fill out the form and submit
  • Post - download an application form here , or use the form in the prospectus. Fill it out and return it to: Student Records/Admissions, Uxbridge College, Park Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1NQ.

When we have received your application we will contact you to arrange an interview time.


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I study Level 3 Mechanical Engineering at Uxbridge College. There is a sense of discipline in the college and that makes the environment better for learning. My teachers here are absolutely supportive, approachable and nurturing and are always encouraging us. We have fully equipped workshops with the latest machinery and supportive technicians, who are always ready to help. I like events such as ‘Women in STEM’, they keep me motivated. I would definitely recommend Uxbridge College because I feel it has everything it takes to build a successful future.

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I chose Uxbridge College as I was impressed with the engineering labs they had for my mechanical engineering course. They are set with the latest equipment and complement my studies. Not just the engineering but the computing facilities are also equipped with the latest software thus providing us with the best overall learning. The best thing about Uxbridge College is the environment, with supportive staff who are always ready to help, when you need it. I will definitely recommend Uxbridge College and I think the College can boost your future as an engineer.