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Key Details

  • Available at:
    Rhyl, Pwllheli - Hafan (Engineering), Dolgellau - CaMDA (Construction and Engineering)
  • Study Mode:
  • Course Length:

    1-2 years.

Please note: We recommend that you have access to a laptop or Chromebook to enable coursework to be completed digitally at home. There is a dedicated IT Digital Inclusion fund to support those learners who do not have a digital device and are unable to purchase one.

Course Description

The course is practical, work-related and you will learn by completing projects and assignments based on realistic workplace situations. The qualification is valued by both employers and universities and will prepare you for both work related and educational progress.

This course delivers industry-recognised qualifications designed to cover the fundamental skills and knowledge common to all engineering practices. If you are keen to become an Engineer and have the relevant entry requirements then this course is for you.

Entry Criteria

In order to qualify for this course you will need at least one of the following:

  • 5 GCSEs A* - C including 1 st Language English or Welsh and Maths or Numeracy
  • Successfully completed Engineering Level 2

As part of the application process you will be asked to attend an interview.


The programme will be delivered through a blend of the following:

  • Practical workshop sessions
  • Classroom sessions
  • Student centred work
  • Demonstrations
  • Discussions
  • Tutorials
  • Virtual learning environment
  • You may need to complete 150 hours of work experience.

Your programme will include a combination of:

  • Essential Skills qualifications and/or
  • GCSE resits and/or
  • The Welsh Baccalaureate or
  • ‘AS Level Mathematics’ available at (Llangefni only)

Your programme will include a combination of:

  • Essential Skills qualifications and/or
  • GCSE resits and/or
  • The Welsh Baccalaureate
Welsh Baccalaureate

Welsh Baccalaureate is a valuable qualification which is often studied alongside your Level 3 full-time course.

The qualification is graded A*-E, carrying the equivalent UCAS points at Level 3, and equips you with transferable personal and business skills. It is highly regarded by universities and employers alike.

As part of the qualification, you will learn about Global Citizenship, Enterprise and Employability and take part in community engagement and work experience.

Essential Skills

This may include a combination of Application of Number, Communication, Digital Literacy and Essential Employability Skills

GCSE resits

This may include GCSE Numeracy/Maths and/or Welsh/English Language.

Maths & Welsh/English

If you don't achieve a C or above in Maths and/ or English/Welsh, we will support you to retake these subjects as part of your study programme.


The programme will be assessed through a blend of the following:

  • Practical and written assessments/assignments
  • Presentations and demonstrations
  • Portfolios of work
  • Performance and observation
  • Demonstration of practical skills
  • Online examination


Successful completion of this course gives the following options for progression to:

  • A second year to top-up to an Extended Diploma (3 A Level equivalent)
  • Apprenticeship Level 3 in Engineering
  • Apprenticeships
  • Higher Apprenticeships
  • Degree Apprenticeships
  • University

You can apply for the following Level 3 courses at Llangefni:

  • Aeronautical Engineering Level 3
  • Electronic/Electrical Engineering Level 3
  • Mechanical/Manufacturing Engineering Level 3
  • Motorsport Engineering Level 3

And complete an ‘AS Level’ in Mathematics in Year 1 and ‘A Level’ Mathematics in Year 2 if you wish to apply to a top University.

Other details

Course type: Full-time (Further Education)

Level: 3

Programme Area:

  • Engineering


This programme is available bilingually at the following campus(es):

  • Llangefni


Learn more about this area and see our course level guide:


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