Gain new skills to support your current career or study to start a new one. All engineering courses, including Automotive, Motorsport, Marine, Aerospace, Electrical/Electronic, Manufacturing and Mechanical, are delivered at our CEMAST campus; a £12million purpose-built facility equipped with the latest technology, workshops and industry standard resources.

Available Courses

Level 1 Welding (MIG, TIG and Gas)

This course is now full. Additional dates are occasionally added throughout the year – keep an eye on the website for details.

  • Duration: One year
  • Requirements: You do not need any qualifications to begin this course, but you must have a good standard of literacy and also be able to learn hand eye co-ordination involved with this skill.
  • Details: The qualification is designed for those wishing to enter the industry and those wanting to gain a welding, metal fabrication qualification for their own personal skills and development. Candidates are able to develop and practise skills required for employment and/or career progression in the engineering sector.
  • Content: The course will cover all aspects of Health & Safety, start up and shut down procedures, how to produce suitable weld beads and material and welding
    inspections. Although there is a theory element to the course the majority of time will be spent in the workshops.
  • Assessment: You will be assessed throughout the course by the course tutor, using visual examination practice pieces as well as final test welds. There will be
    an oral theory test to prove competence in all areas covered on the course.
  • Progression: The course will enable students to produce a recognised standard of basic welding skills enabling an employer to recognise the potential of the candidate and be able to carry out basic welding tasks in a safe and competent manner. This course can be applied to related skills such as fabricator/welder, pipe fitter/welder and maintenance/welder.
  • Considerations: Flame retardant overalls and safety boots are an essential part of safety equipment that the candidate must provide. Welding screens and gauntlets will be provided by the College.
  • Fees: £532
  • Exam fee: £92
  • Please note that the fee indicated can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Level 2 Award in Hybrid Motor Vehicle Maintenance

Start date: 09.01.218 | Day of week: Tues | Time: 17.00-21.00

  • Duration: Six weeks
  • Requirements: There are no formal entry requirements.
  • Details: This Award is designed for technicians who maintain and repair hybrid technology vehicles, but not the hybrid system itself. It contains the knowledge required to work safely around a vehicle’s hybrid system, while carrying out repairs or maintenance. This knowledge is tested via a multiple-choice test. On completing this qualification, technicians will have gained both knowledge of high voltage hybrid technologies and an understanding of their dangers.
  • Content: The course content covers:
    ■ Safety aspects of high voltage systems
    ■ The removal and replacement of component(s)
    ■ Characteristics of hybrid vehicles
    ■ Confidence and competence in working on the hybrid vehicle
  • Assessment: Online examination and practical skills assessment.
  • Considerations: To take part in this course you will need to provide suitable personal protective equipment (PPE) for use in the CEMAST workshops.
  • Fees: £2,085 Please note that the fee indicated can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Level 2 MOT Test Certificate of Competence

Start date: 12.02.2018 | Day of week: Mon-Thurs | Time: 09.00-17.00

Start date: 03.04.2018 | Day of week: Tues-Fri | Time: 09.00-17.00

  • Duration: One week
  • Requirements: In order to take the Level 2 Award in MOT Testing, learners must have a Level 3 Motor Vehicle qualification, a current and full UK driving licence for the relevant vehicle class and at least four years’ full-time employment in service and repair of the relevant vehicle class.
  • Details: The DVSA has changed the way new MOT testers become qualified for testing status. All new MOT testers are now required to complete the Level 2 Award in MOT Testing for their relevant vehicle class. The Level 2 Award in MOT Testing has been developed in collaboration with the DVSA to give learners the knowledge and skills required to perform MOT tests to the required standard. Once passed, new MOT testers can apply to the DVSA for their Certificate of Competence and begin conducting MOT tests.
  • Content: The Level 2 Award in MOT Testing will teach you:
    ■ Safe working practices in testing centres
    ■ Working relationships within the testing centre
    ■ How to manage professional development as an MOT tester
    ■ How to carry out pre-test checks for a statutory periodic roadworthiness test
    ■ How to carry out a statutory periodic roadworthiness test
  • Assessment: Practical assessment and online assessment.
  • Considerations: To take part in this course you will need to provide suitable personal protective equipment (PPE) for use in the CEMAST workshops.
  • Fees: £750 Please note that the fee indicated can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Level 3 Award in Refrigerant Handling for Mobile Air Conditioning Systems

Start date: 10.10.2017 | Day of week: Tues-Weds | Time: 18.00-21.00

  • Duration: One day
  • Requirements: You will need to be a qualified motor vehicle technician that requires the correct legislative certification for working on vehicle air conditioning systems.
  • Details: Many motor vehicle technicians have limited experience or qualifications demonstrating their competence in air-conditioning components and systems. This qualification will provide you with the opportunity to develop new Mobile Air Conditioning (MAC) skills and enhance existing ones. This DEFRA approved qualification meets the legislative F-Gas requirements for EC842/2006 and annex EC307/2008.
  • Content: The course content covers:
    ■ Refrigerant handling
    ■ Mobile air conditioning principles
    ■ System servicing
  • Assessment: Online examination and practical skills assessment.
  • Considerations: To take part in this course you will need to provide suitable personal protective equipment (PPE) for use in the CEMAST workshops.
  • Fee: £200 Please note that the fee indicated can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Level 3 Motor Vehicle Diploma

Start date: 18.01.2017 | Day of week: Thurs | Time: 17.30-20.30

  • Duration: 20 weeks
  • Requirements: Level 2 VCQ
  • Details: Level 3 is ideal if you are an experienced worker in the automotive industry and have a great deal of technical skills and knowledge. You will work with minimum supervision, have a good record of safety and ensure your work meets the required standard.
  • Content: During this course you will cover:
    ■ Routine vehicle maintenance
    ■ Removal and replacement of vehicle units
    ■ Diagnosis and rectification of vehicle faults
    ■ You will learn on the job or in a simulated environment
    This qualification is taken in the workplace and you will achieve it by proving that you can do your job at a high standard. Assessment is via observation and portfolio of evidence. For some units you may also have to complete an online knowledge test.
  • Assessment: Practical assessment and online tests.
  • Progression: Level 2 Award in MOT Testing.
  • Considerations: To take part in this course you will need to provide suitable personal protective equipment (PPE) for use in the CEMAST workshops.
  • Fee: £2,200 Please note that the fee indicated can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Engineering

Applications for this course are now closed. Start dates for next September will be available from summer 2018.

  • Duration: Two years
  • Requirements: To enter this programme, you should ideally be employed in a technical role and have five GCSEs at grades A-C, or a Level 2 in an engineering
    related subject. In addition, you will be expected to demonstrate the enthusiasm and motivation to meet the academic requirements of the programme.
  • Details: During the course you will study electrical/ electronic engineering modules with subject matter that is common to electrical engineering.
    Such modules may include:
    ■ Mathematics
    ■ Electrical & electronic principles
    ■ Science
    ■ Principles & applications of electronic devices and circuits
  • Content: The course is primarily for people who are currently working in a related field who wish to gain a qualification in recognition of their skills and knowledge or who would like to build on existing expertise. It is anticipated that a portion of the course will be linked to work-based learning or to work place simulations.
  • Assessment: All units on the main programme are assessed through written assignments and phase tests for which you will be able to achieve pass, merit and
    distinction grades.
  • Progression: Completion of the programme will provide the technical certificate for an advanced apprenticeship. Direct progression on to HNC in an appropriate discipline is possible.
  • Considerations: You will require the following: pens, pencils, ruler, protractor, compass, eraser, line paper, scientific calculator, a ring binder and a memory stick
    or portable hard drive. If you are 19 or over and live in England you might qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. It is easy to apply for and you do not have to pay anything back until you are earning over £21,000 a year. The loans cover tuition fees for a range of Level 3 to Level 6 courses. The loan is not dependent on income or credit checks. For further information visit: www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan or contact the Careers Centre on 01329 815 229.
  • Fees: £2,710.50 per annum Please note that the fee indicated can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Level 3 Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

Applications for this course are now closed. Start dates for next September will be available from summer 2018.

  • Duration: Two years
  • Requirements: To enter this programme you should ideally be employed in a technical role and have five GCSEs at grades A-C or a Level 2 in an engineering related subject. In addition, you will be expected to demonstrate the enthusiasm and motivation to meet the academic requirements of the programme.
  • Details: During the course you will study general engineering modules with subject matter that is common to mechanical engineering.
    Such modules may include:
    ■ Health and safety in the engineering workplace
    ■ Communications for engineering technicians
    ■ Mathematics for engineering technicians
    ■ Mechanical principles and applications
    ■ Electrical and electronic principles
    ■ Properties and applications of engineering materials
    ■ Applications of computer numerical control in engineering
    ■ Electro, pneumatic and hydraulic systems and devices
    ■ Engineering drawing for technicians
  • Content: The course is primarily for people who are currently working in a related field who wish to gain a qualification in recognition of their skills and knowledge or who would like to build on existing expertise. It is anticipated that a portion of the course will be linked to work-based learning or to work place simulations.
  • Assessment: All units on the main programme are assessed through written assignments and phase tests for which you will be able to achieve pass, merit and
    distinction grades.
  • Progression: Completion of the programme will provide the technical certificate for an advanced apprenticeship. Direct progression on to HNC in an appropriate discipline is possible.
  • Considerations: You will require the following: pens, pencils, ruler, protractor, compass, eraser, line paper, scientific calculator, a ring binder and a memory stick
    or portable hard drive. If you are 19 or over and live in England you might qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. It is easy to apply and you do not have to pay anything back until you are earning over £21,000 a year. The loans cover tuition fees for a range of Level 3 to Level 6 courses. The loan is not dependent on income or credit checks. For further information visit: www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan or contact the Careers Centre on 01329 815 229.
  • Fees: £2,710.50 per annum Please note that the fee indicated can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Level 3 Diploma in Aerospace Engineering

Applications for this course are now closed. Start dates for next September will be available from summer 2018.

  • Duration: Two years
  • Requirements: To enter this programme you should ideally be employed in a technical role and have five GCSEs at grades A-C or a Level 2 in an engineering related subject. In addition, you will be expected to demonstrate the enthusiasm and motivation to meet the academic requirements of the programme.
  • Details: During the course you will study general and Aerospace engineering modules with subject matter that is common to mechanical engineering.
    Such modules may include:
    ■ Mathematics, mechanical principles, science, theory of flight, gas turbines, airframe systems
    ■ Maintenance practices, propulsion systems, hydraulic systems
  • Content: The course is primarily for people who are currently working in a related field who wish to gain a qualification in recognition of their skills and knowledge or who would like to build on existing expertise. It is anticipated that a portion of the course will be linked to work-based learning or to work place simulations.
  • Assessment: All units on the main programme are assessed through written assignments and phase tests for which you will be able to achieve pass, merit and
    distinction grades.
  • Progression: Completion of the programme will provide the technical certificate for an advanced apprenticeship. Direct progression on to HNC in an appropriate discipline is possible.
  • Considerations: You will require the following: pens, pencils, ruler, protractor, compass, eraser, line paper, scientific calculator, a ring binder and a memory stick
    or portable hard drive. If you are 19 or over and live in England you might qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. It is easy to apply and you do not have to pay anything back until you are earning over £21,000 a year. The loans cover tuition fees for a range of Level 3 to Level 6 courses. The loan is not depend on income or credit checks. For further information visit: www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan or contact the Careers Centre on 01329 815 229.
  • Fees: £2,710.50 per annum Please note that the fee indicated can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Aerospace Engineering - Awarded by the University of Portsmouth

Applications for this course are now closed. Start dates for next September will be available from summer 2018.

  • Duration: Two years
  • Requirements: To enter this programme you should ideally be employed in a technical role and have five GCSEs at grades A-C and a Level 3 qualification in an
    engineering related subject. In addition, you will be expected to demonstrate the enthusiasm and motivation to meet the academic requirements of the programme.
  • Details: You will be taught at our state-of-the-art CEMAST campus and have access to facilities such as a design suite, CAD/CAM, 3D Printing and Functional
    Aircraft. This is an opportunity to really develop your practical skills alongside the analytical skills and knowledge required for Higher Education. CEMAST has been developed alongside employers and there will be the opportunity to work on projects with industry representatives or with your own employer, to ensure that the skills you develop make you the most employable. You will be taught through practical demonstrations, workshops demonstration, presentation and lectures.
  • Content: The course is primarily for people who are currently working in a related field who wish to gain a qualification in recognition of their skills and knowledge or who would like to build on existing expertise. It is anticipated that a portion of the course will be linked to work-based learning or to work place simulations. This course is ideal for people wanting to progress into aerospace technology management or gain professional recognition, by progressing to Incorporated Engineer Status. You must have the ability to self-motivate and a willingness to learn new skills and techniques.
    You must achieve a minimum of 120 credits to gain this qualification. 50 credits are achieved by completing the following mandatory core units:
    ■ Analytical methods for engineers
    ■ Engineering science
    ■ Project design, implementation and evaluation
  • The remaining credits are achieved through the completion of specialist units which may include:
    ■ Aerodynamic principles and aircraft design
    ■ Aircraft propulsion technology
    ■ Aircraft structural integrity
    ■ Integrated flight instrument systems
  • Assessment: Assessment will be through assignments, practical assessment and some examinations. Each outcome or module will be assessed by a project-style assignment.
  • Progression: Students can progress on to a Higher National Diploma (HND) to demonstrate further knowledge and competence in the workplace. This qualification will also give many students the opportunity to enrol on a suitable engineering degree at university.
  • Considerations: You will require the following: pens, pencils, ruler, protractor, compass, eraser, line paper, scientific calculator, a ring binder and a memory stick or portable hard drive. You may be able to borrow money to help pay for your tuition fees. You will only start repaying once you are earning over a certain amount. For more information visit: www.gov.uk/student-finance or contact the Careers Centre on 01329 815 229.
  • Fees: £2,500
  • Please note that the fee indicated can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Electrical / Electronic Engineering - Awarded by the University of Portsmouth

Applications for this course are now closed. Start dates for next September will be available from summer 2018.

  • Duration: Two years
  • Requirements: To enter this programme you should ideally be employed in a technical role and have five GCSEs at grades A-C (including Mathematics, English
    and Science) and a Level 3 qualification in an engineering related subject. In addition, you will be expected to demonstrate the enthusiasm and motivation to meet the academic requirements of the programme.
  • Details: You will be taught at our state-of-the-art CEMAST campus and have access to facilities such as a design suite, CAD/CAM, 3D Printing and Manufacturing workshop. This is an opportunity to really develop your practical skills alongside the analytical skills and knowledge required for Higher Education. CEMAST has been developed alongside employers and there will be the opportunity to work on projects with industry representatives or with your own employer, to ensure that the skills you develop make you the most employable. You will be taught through practical demonstrations, workshop demonstrations, presentations and lectures.
  • Content: The course is primarily for people who are currently working in a related field who wish to gain a qualification in recognition of their skills and knowledge
    or who would like to build on existing expertise. It is anticipated that a portion of the course will be linked to work-based learning or to work place simulations.
    This course is ideal for people wanting to progress their careers into management or gain professional recognition, by progressing to Incorporated Engineer Status. You must have the ability to self-motivate and a willingness to learn new skills and techniques.
    You must achieve a minimum of 120 credits to gain this qualification. 50 credits are achieved by completing the following mandatory core units:
    ■ Analytical methods for engineers
    ■ Engineering science
    ■ Project design, implementation and evaluation
    The remaining credits are achieved through the completion of specialist units which may include:
    ■ Applications of power electronics
    ■ Electrical and electronic principles
    ■ Combinational and sequential logic
    ■ Digital and analogue devices and circuits
  • Assessment: Assessment will be through assignments, practical assessment and some examinations. Each outcome or module will be assessed by a project-style
    assignment.
  • Progression: Students can progress on to a Higher National Diploma (HND) to demonstrate further knowledge and competence in the workplace. This qualification will also give many students the opportunity to enrol on a suitable engineering degree at university.
  • Considerations: You will require the following: pens, pencils, ruler, protractor, compass, eraser, line paper, scientific calculator, a ring binder and a memory stick or portable hard drive. You may be able to borrow money to help pay for your tuition fees. You will only start repaying once you are earning over a certain amount. For more information visit: www.gov.uk/student-finance or contact the Careers Centre on 01329 815 229.
  • Fees: £2,500
  • Please note that the fee indicated can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering - Awarded by the University of Portsmouth

Applications for this course are now closed. Start dates for next September will be available from summer 2018.

  • Duration: Two years
  • Requirements: To enter this programme you should ideally be employed in a technical role and have five GCSEs at grades A-C (including Mathematics, English
    and Science) and a Level 3 qualification in an engineering related subject. In addition, you will be expected to demonstrate the enthusiasm and motivation to meet the academic requirements of the programme.
  • Details: You will be taught at our state-of-the-art CEMAST campus and have access to facilities such as a design suite, CAD/CAM, 3D Printing and manufacturing workshop. This is an opportunity to really develop your practical skills alongside the analytical skills and knowledge required for Higher Education. CEMAST has been developed alongside employers and there will be the opportunity to work on projects with industry representatives or with your own employer, to ensure that the skills you develop make you the most employable. You will be taught through practical demonstrations, workshop demonstrations,
    presentations and lectures.
  • Content: The course is primarily for people who are currently working in a related field who wish to gain a qualification in recognition of their skills and knowledge
    or who would like to build on existing expertise. It is anticipated that a portion of the course will be linked to work-based learning or to work place simulations.
    This course is ideal for people wanting to progress into Project/Engineering management or gain professional recognition, by progressing to Incorporated Engineer Status. You must have the ability to self-motivate and a willingness to learn new skills and techniques.
    You must achieve a minimum of 120 credits to gain this qualification. 50 credits are achieved by completing the following mandatory core units:
    ■ Analytical methods for engineers
    ■ Engineering science
    ■ Project design, implementation and evaluation
    The remaining credits are achieved through the completion of specialist units that may include:
    ■ Application of machine tools
    ■ Computer-aided machining
    ■ Fluid mechanics
    ■ Engineering thermodynamics
  • Assessment: Assessment will be through assignments, practical assessment and some examinations. Each outcome or module will be assessed by a project-style
    assignment.
  • Progression: Students can progress on to a Higher National Diploma (HND) to demonstrate further knowledge and competence in the workplace. This
    qualification will also give many students the opportunity to enrol on a suitable engineering degree at university.
  • Considerations: You will require the following: pens, pencils, ruler, protractor, compass, eraser, line paper, scientific calculator, a ring binder and a memory stick or portable hard drive. You may be able to borrow money to help pay for your tuition fees. You will only start repaying once you are earning over a certain amount. For more information visit: www.gov.uk/student-finance or contact the Careers Centre on 01329 815 229.
  • Fees: £2,500
  • Please note that the fee indicated can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Automotive / Motorsport Engineering - Awarded by the University of Portsmouth

Applications for this course are now closed. Start dates for next September will be available from summer 2018.

  • Duration: Two years
  • Requirements: To enter this programme you should ideally be employed in a technical role and have five GCSEs at grades A-C (including Mathematics, English
    and Science) and a Level 3 qualification in an engineering related subject. In addition, you will be expected to demonstrate the enthusiasm and motivation to meet the academic requirements of the programme.
  • Details: You will be taught within our state-of-the-art CEMAST Centre and have access to facilities such as a design suite, Dyno testing facilities and automotive
    workshop facilities. This is an opportunity to really develop your practical skills alongside the analytical skills and knowledge required for Higher Education.
    CEMAST has been developed alongside employers, and there will be the opportunity to work on projects with industry representatives or with your own employer to ensure that the skills you develop make you the most employable. You will be taught through practical demonstrations, workshop demonstrations, presentations and lectures. There will also be the option to work on our race car both at CEMAST and also at race meetings.
  • Content: The course is primarily for people who are currently working in a related field who wish to gain a qualification in recognition of their skills and knowledge or who would like to build on existing expertise. It is anticipated that a portion of the course will be linked to work-based learning or to work place simulations.
    This course is ideal for people wanting to progress into Automotive Engineering Management or gain professional recognition by progressing to Incorporated Engineer Status. You must have the ability to self-motivate and a willingness to learn new skills and techniques.
    You must achieve a minimum of 120 credits to gain this qualification. 50 credits are achieved by completing the following mandatory core units:
    ■ Analytical methods for engineers
    ■ Engineering science
    ■ Project design, implementation and evaluation
    The remaining credits are achieved through the completion of specialist units which may include:
    ■ Automotive accident investigation – vehicle electronics
    ■ Vehicle fault diagnosis
    ■ Engine and vehicle design and performance
  • Assessment: Assessment will be through assignments, practical assessment and some examinations. Each outcome or module will be assessed by a project-style assignment.
  • Progression: Students can progress on to a Higher National Diploma (HND) to demonstrate further knowledge and competence in the workplace. This qualification will also give many students the opportunity to enrol on a suitable engineering degree at university.
  • Considerations: You will require the following: pens, pencils, ruler, protractor, compass, eraser, line paper, scientific calculator, a ring binder and a memory stick or portable hard drive.
  • Fees: £2,500
  • Please note that the fee indicated can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Level 5 Higher National Diploma in General Engineering - Awarded by the University of Portsmouth

Applications for this course are now closed. Start dates for next September will be available from summer 2018.

  • Duration: Two years
  • Requirements: To enter this programme you should ideally be employed in a technical role and have a Higher National Certificate in an engineering related subject. In addition, you will be expected to demonstrate the enthusiasm and motivation needed to meet the academic requirements of the programme.
  • Details: The HND is a well-established national qualification set at an intermediate undergraduate level and places academic theory within a practical context. You will be taught within our state-of-the-art CEMAST Centre and have access to facilities such as; a design suite, CAD/CAM, 3D Printing and workshop facilities. This is an opportunity to really develop your practical skills alongside the analytical skills and knowledge required for Higher Education. CEMAST has been developed alongside employers, and there will be the opportunity to work on projects with industry representatives or with your own employer to ensure that the skills you develop make you the most employable. You will be taught through practical demonstrations, workshop demonstrations, presentations and lectures.
  • Content: The course is primarily for people who are currently working in a related field who wish to gain a qualification in recognition of their skills and knowledge or who would like to build on existing expertise. It is anticipated that a portion of the course will be linked to work-based learning or to work place simulations.
    This course is ideal for people wanting to progress into Project/Engineering management or gain professional recognition by progressing to Incorporated Engineer Status. You must have the ability to self-motivate and a willingness to learn new skills and techniques.
    You must achieve a minimum of 120 credits (which add to your 120 credits gained at level 4 HNC) to achieve this qualification.
    The credits are achieved through the completion of units which may include:
    ■ Advanced mathematics for engineering
    ■ E&E measurement and testing
    ■ Strength of materials
    ■ Computer-aided machining
    ■ Heat transfer and combustion
    ■ Engineering thermodynamics
    ■ Manufacturing process
    ■ Materials engineering
    Pathways include:
    ■ HND in Aerospace Engineering
    ■ HND in Electrical/Electronic Engineering
    ■ HND in Mechanical Engineering
  • Assessment: Assessment will be through assignments, practical assessment and some examinations. Each outcome or module will be assessed by a project-style
    assignment.
  • Progression: Students can progress on to study a Degree in Engineering within their chosen discipline or a related subject. Alternatively, you could gain a Degree Apprenticeship where on and off the job training will prepare you to take on more responsibility.
  • Considerations: You will require the following: pens, pencils, ruler, protractor, compass, eraser, line paper, scientific calculator, ring binder and a memory stick or portable hard drive.
  • Fees: £2,500
  • Please note that the fee indicated can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

The following courses will be available for 2018-19

Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Automotive / Motorsport Engineering - Awarded by the University of Portsmouth

  • Duration: Two years
  • Requirements: To enter this programme you should ideally be employed in a technical role and have five GCSEs at grades A-C (including Mathematics, English
    and Science) and a Level 3 qualification in an engineering related subject. In addition, you will be expected to demonstrate the enthusiasm and motivation to meet the academic requirements of the programme.
  • Details: You will be taught within our state-of-the-art CEMAST Centre and have access to facilities such as a design suite, Dyno testing facilities and automotive
    workshop facilities. This is an opportunity to really develop your practical skills alongside the analytical skills and knowledge required for Higher Education.
    CEMAST has been developed alongside employers, and there will be the opportunity to work on projects with industry representatives or with your own employer to ensure that the skills you develop make you the most employable. You will be taught through practical demonstrations, workshop demonstrations, presentations and lectures. There will also be the option to work on our race car both at CEMAST and also at race meetings.
  • Content: The course is primarily for people who are currently working in a related field who wish to gain a qualification in recognition of their skills and knowledge or who would like to build on existing expertise. It is anticipated that a portion of the course will be linked to work-based learning or to work place simulations.
    This course is ideal for people wanting to progress into Automotive Engineering Management or gain professional recognition by progressing to Incorporated Engineer Status. You must have the ability to self-motivate and a willingness to learn new skills and techniques.
    You must achieve a minimum of 120 credits to gain this qualification. 50 credits are achieved by completing the following mandatory core units:
    ■ Analytical methods for engineers
    ■ Engineering science
    ■ Project design, implementation and evaluation
    The remaining credits are achieved through the completion of specialist units which may include:
    ■ Automotive accident investigation – vehicle electronics
    ■ Vehicle fault diagnosis
    ■ Engine and vehicle design and performance
  • Assessment: Assessment will be through assignments, practical assessment and some examinations. Each outcome or module will be assessed by a project-style assignment.
  • Progression: Students can progress on to a Higher National Diploma (HND) to demonstrate further knowledge and competence in the workplace. This qualification will also give many students the opportunity to enrol on a suitable engineering degree at university.
  • Considerations: You will require the following: pens, pencils, ruler, protractor, compass, eraser, line paper, scientific calculator, a ring binder and a memory stick or portable hard drive.
  • Fees: £2,500
  • Please note that the fee indicated can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Funding Information

Applying for a course that has a concession?

Then the course could be free! Some courses are eligible for funding if you are an unemployed individual, on a state benefit* and you want to enter employment and need the skills from one of our funded courses to achieve this.

* (Income Support (universal credit), Job Seekers, Housing Benefit, Council tax Benefit, Pension Credit, ESA contribution Based, ESA work related activity group. Includes SFA funded courses only. You must be aged 19-23 on 31 August 2014. You must produce evidence of the benefit in your name when you enrol. Concessions do not apply to higher education courses.

Full details regarding funding and eligibility will be provided upon application.

How do I find out what the fee for my course is?

The fee for your chosen course is listed in the individual course sections accessed on this page. It includes the cost of tuition plus the cost of any exam and registration fee charged by the exam board (if applicable).

Are there any other costs I may have to pay?

Some courses may require you to pay extra costs for things such as course books, trips, and specialist equipment or clothing. If your course has any additional costs, you will be notified before enrolment. You can also contact the College on call 01329 815 200 to find out more.

I’m an international student – are my course fees different?

If you have not been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for more than three years before the start of your course (excluding any time spent in full-time education), different course fees may apply to you – please call 01329 815 200 to find out more. Fareham College cannot sponsor Tier 4 student visas.

My employer is funding my course – what do I need to do?

You will need to complete an Employer Authorisation form, and return to the Enrolments team, and your employer will be invoiced accordingly.

How do I pay for my course?

You can pay by cash, cheque, credit or debit card. And for courses over £500 we offer a payment by instalment service to help spread the cost of your course. A £250 minimum deposit is required if you choose to pay by instalments. Please contact the College for more information.

For further assistance or to speak to an adviser please call

01329 815 200

Please note, Part Time course fees are annualised and, unless otherwise stated, apply to each year of your course.