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Level 3

Engineering | BTEC National Foundation/Extended Diploma in Engineering | Level 3


Almost every industry you can think of relies on mechanical engineering and there is always a demand for mechanical engineers. This course will provide you with the technical levels of competence to progress to a variety of further and higher level courses and careers, or gain an apprenticeship. Our high specification workshops give you access to: lathes, vertical and horizontal milling machines; drilling and welding equipment; along with advanced composites and computer aided design (CAD). –

  • Facilities simulate the real workplace
  • Advanced composite facilities
  • State-of-the-art workshops
  • Industry-experienced tutors


To join the subsidiary diploma course, you should have at least 4 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including maths, science and English. To join the extended diploma you must have successfully completed the subsidiary diploma course.

*FREE* Online short courses

Make the most of these extraordinary times and gain a nationally-recognised qualification. A short online course is a significant first step to improving your skills and achieving your career goals.

Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.


If you want to find out more about what Northbrook College has to offer why not join us at our next open day.
Visit our one of our specialist campuses to see our industry-standard facilities and meet our expert tutors.