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The Engineering College

The Engineering College offers students a real opportunity to get into engineering. Our team have worked with schools for more than a decade and have developed programmes that support students who want to achieve a qualification in engineering alongside their studies at school. The Engineering College offer industry-like workshops, qualified engineering tutors with a wealth of experience and a link into industry with employers across the North West.

The Engineering College is for students with a genuine interest in engineering, an interest in achieving an engineering qualification or an aspiration to work in an engineering role as a career.

What can students study?

We deliver two programmes to school students:

Level 2 Technical Certificate in Engineering

The Level 2 Technical Certificate in Engineering is a one-year programme that teaches the key principles of engineering technology and is the equivalent to A* - C/ 4 - 9 GCSE grades. This is the perfect course to get hands-on experience in engineering alongside studies at school and students will study Principles of Engineering, Developing Engineering Workshop Practice, Working in Engineering Business and additional units in either Fabrication & Welding or Mechanical Maintenance units.

Level 3 BTEC National Diploma in Engineering

The Level 3 BTEC National Diploma in Engineering is a two year programme and is worth the equivalent of two A Levels (to be complemented by a third Level 3 subject e.g. ICT, Physics or Maths at Mosslands). This course includes units on Engineering Principles, Delivery of Engineering Processes safely as a team, Engineering Product Design and Manufacture, Applied Commercial and Quality Principles in Engineering and a Specialist Engineering Project with the choice of additional optional units in Computer Aided Design, Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems, Welding Technology, Mechanical behaviour and Electrical Installation.

What opportunities are there beyond this?

Upon successful completion of their programme, students can progress on with the Engineering College, securing a place on one of our skills-enhancement courses, an Advanced or Higher Apprenticeship and employment within an engineering company. Students could also pursue Higher National Certificates, Higher National Diplomas and Degree Apprenticeships beyond this.


  • *For Level 2 Technical Certificate - Five GCSEs with a 4 in Maths
  • *For Level 3 BTEC – Five GCSEs with at least 4 in English and 5 in Maths and Science.
  • Enrolled at Mosslands School
  • Aged 16-19

For more information:

If you are an internal applicant, please talk to Mrs Danher about the possibility of studying Engineering in the sixth form. 

If you are an external applicant and would like more details about this course please email 

Or you can contact - Paul CaleyDeputy Operations Manager, The Engineering College