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 £12 million purpose-built facility equipped with the latest technology, workshops and industry standard resources.

Available Courses

Level 1 Introductory Welding - Award

  • Start Dates:
    11.09.2018 – 22.01.2019 | Tues | 18:00-21:00
    12.09.2018 – 23.01.2019 | Wed | 18:00-21:00
    13.09.2018 – 24.01.2019 | Thurs | 18:00-21:00
    29.01.2019 – 04.06.2019 | Tues | 18:00-21:00
    30.01.2019 – 05.06.2019 | Wed | 18:00-21:00
    31.01.2019 – 06.06.2019 | Thurs | 18:00-21:00
  • Duration: 12 Weeks
  • 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: £104
  • 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 Performing Engineering Operations - NVQ Diploma

  • Start Dates: Work Based | Various Start Dates Available | 09:00 – 17:00
  • Requirements: There are no formal entry requirements.
  • Details: This qualification is for individuals who need to acquire engineering competencies in a realistic, sheltered and controlled environment such as that offered by schools, colleges, training providers, company training centres, HM Prison Services and the MOD training workshops. This will then enable a safe progression into the workplace/employment. You may also be employed in engineering but require additional engineering competencies as part of an existing job role or to enable career progression. This qualification also supports learners undertaking SEMTA apprenticeship frameworks.
  • Content: This qualification covers the fundamental skills and knowledge common to all engineering practices, including health and safety requirements and communicating engineering information. It offers an extensive choice and flexibility for learners to demonstrate competence in one or more of a broad variety of engineering activities. The qualification also caters for those providing technical support, including project planning and contributing to business improvement.
  • Assessment: The course will be assessed through a portfolio of evidence and written and verbal assessments.
  • Course Fees: £1,300
  • Exam Fees: £82

Level 2 Performing Manufacturing Operations - NVQ Diploma

  • Start Dates: Work Based | Various Start Dates Available | 09:00 – 17:00
  • Requirements: There are no formal entry requirements.
  • Details: The qualification has been designed by industry for individuals involved in a manufacturing process whatever the sector. Learners may typically be responsible for the day-to-day running of equipment and for the quality of work. They are also capable of monitoring and controlling equipment and quality, and can also exercise some judgement and decision making about the manufacturing process.
  • Content: The qualification covers the skills and knowledge of a wide variety of manufacturing activities including those that support a manufacturing operation and those activities which are job specific.
  • Assessment: The course will be assessed through a portfolio of evidence and written and verbal assessments.
  • Course Fees: £1,300
  • Exam Fees: £82

Level 2 Hybrid Motor Vehicle Maintenance - Award

  • Start Dates: Various Start Dates Available | 09:00 – 17:00
  • 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: £450 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 Composite Engineering - NVQ Diploma

  • Start Dates: Various Start Dates Available | Work Based | 09:00 – 17:00
  • Duration: Two Years
  • Requirements: This course is suitable for learners working towards an engineering manufacture Apprenticeship at level 3 in England or Wales.
  • Details: The qualification has been designed for those involved in composite engineering manufacturing activities and may typically be responsible for the day-to-day running of equipment, and for the quality of work and are also capable of monitoring and controlling equipment and quality. They will also be able to exercise some judgement and decision making about the manufacturing process. This Extended Diploma is comprised of a Level 3 qualification extended by the inclusion of technically specific units from the Level 2 Performing Engineering Operations (PEO) qualification to provide the essential basic engineering training needed for apprentices undertaking the qualification.
  • Assessment: To pass this course you will present a portfolio of evidence showing that you have met the assessment criteria and learning outcomes.
  • Course Fees: £5,200

Level 3 Materials Processing and Finishing - NVQ Extended Diploma

  • Start Dates: Various Start Dates Available | Work Based | 09:00 – 17:00
  • Duration: Two Years
  • Requirements: This course is suitable for learners working towards an engineering manufacture Apprenticeship at level 3 in England or Wales.
  • Details:This qualification involves the skills and knowledge to work effectively in a range of materials processing and finishing activities. It also includes level 2 Performing Engineering Operations (PEO) units to provide essential basic engineering training for apprentices in England and Wales. Successful learners will:
    ■ develop skills and competencies relating to their specific role
    ■ meet the competence requirement of Semta’s engineering manufacture Apprenticeship at level 3 for the materials processing and finishing pathway
    ■ gain a recognised qualification to support their progress to further learning and greater responsibility in the workplace.
  • Content: Learners will take three mandatory units, a choice of three PEO engineering practices or five PEO technical support units, and one of two job-specific pathways – mould and core making, and plastic injection moulding.
  • Assessment: To pass this course you will present a portfolio of evidence showing that you have met the assessment criteria and learning outcomes.
  • Course Fees: £5,200
  • Exam Fees: £129

Level 3 Engineering Maintenance - NVQ Extended Diploma

  • Start Dates: Various Start Dates Available | Work Based | 09:00 – 17:00
  • Duration: Two Years
  • Requirements: This course is suitable for learners working towards an engineering manufacture Apprenticeship at level 3 in England or Wales.
  • Details: This qualification is for learners who are undertaking a SEMTA Apprenticeship and wish to progress onto an Advanced Apprenticeship. It involves the skills and knowledge needed for occupations in Engineering Maintenance including the ability to organise work and identify and prevent problems. NVQs are based on national occupational standards, which the learner must meet to be competent in a particular task. The achievement of NVQs will encourage an employee to value their contribution to the workplace, and it will develop their skills and potential within the Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Content: This qualification covers the skills and knowledge in one or more of a wide variety of Engineering Maintenance activities including:
    ■ mechanical
    ■ electrical
    ■ electronic
    ■ fluid power
    ■ engineered systems
    ■ services maintenance
    ■ lift servicing
    ■ lift repair
    ■ escalator repair and service
    ■ communication electronics
    ■ servicing medical equipment
    ■ instrumentation and control.
  • Assessment: To pass this course you will present a portfolio of evidence showing that you have met the assessment criteria and learning outcomes.
  • Course Fees: £5,200
  • Exam Fees: £180

Level 3 Electrical & Electronic Engineering - NVQ Extended Diploma

  • Start Dates: Various Start Dates Available | Work Based | 09:00 – 17:00
  • Duration: Two Years
  • Requirements: There are no entry qualifications or age limits required by learners to undertake this qualification unless this is a legal requirement of the process or the environment. Assessment is open to any learner who has the potential to achieve the assessment criteria set out in the assessment.
  • Details: This qualification is for individuals who need recognition of their competence in one or more of a wide variety of electrical and electronic engineering activities and also need a nationally recognised qualification at Level 3. It is also suitable for learners who are undertaking a SEMTA apprenticeship and wish to progress onto an advanced apprenticeship, those who are working in an electrical and electronic engineering environment and would like to work towards a relevant Level 3 qualification and those who are new to electrical and electronic engineering but are looking for a career change and wish to develop new skills within the industry.
  • Content: The skills and knowledge in one or more of a wide variety of engineering technical support activities including:
    ■ designing electronic circuits
    ■ controlling semiconductor manufacturing processes
    ■ controlling printed circuit and allied circuit assembly
    ■ leading electronic component manufacture
    ■ leading printed circuit and allied circuit assembly
    ■ leading electronic assembly
    ■ testing electronic circuits
    ■ manufacturing of transformers and inductors
    ■ manufacturing electrical motors and generators
    ■ manufacturing electrical control systems equipment
    ■ testing electrical equipment
  • Assessment: To pass this course you will present a portfolio of evidence showing that you have met the assessment criteria and learning outcomes.
  • Course Fees: £5,200

Level 3 Engineering Technical Support - NVQ Extended Diploma

  • Start Dates: Various Start Dates Available | Work Based | 09:00 – 17:00
  • Duration:Two Years
  • Requirements: Learners must have the potential to achieve the assessment criteria set out in the units.
  • Details: This qualification enables learners to demonstrate their occupational competence in an engineering technical support activity relevant to their job role. It is principally for engineering apprentices working within the sector. The qualification requires occupational evidence from the workplace and could lead to progression in the engineering sector, further or higher study such as project management, supervision, and business improvement techniques.
  • Content: The course content covers:
    ■ Complying with Statutory Regulations and Organisational Safety Requirements
    ■ Using and Interpreting Engineering Data and Documentation
    ■ Working Efficiently and Effectively in Engineering
  • Assessment: To pass this course you will present a portfolio of evidence showing that you have met the assessment criteria and learning outcomes.
  • Fees: £5,200

Level 3 Marine Engineering - NVQ Extended Diploma

  • Start Dates: Various Start Dates Available | Work Based | 09:00 – 17:00
  • Duration:Two Years
  • Requirements:  This course is available to anyone who has the potential to achieve the assessment criteria set out in the assessment routes.
  • Details: This qualification is a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ). It involves the skills and knowledge needed for occupations in marine engineering including the ability to organise work and identify and prevent problems. NVQs are based on national occupational standards, which the learner must meet to be competent in a particular task. The achievement of NVQs will encourage an employee to value their contribution to the workplace, and it will develop their skills and potential within the marine engineering field. The course offers transferable skills for the following professions:
    ■ marine engineer
    ■ electrical maintenance engineer
    ■ mechanical installations engineer
    ■ mechanical testing engineer
    ■ mechanical maintenance engineer
    ■ welding operative
    ■ electromechanical installer.
  • Assessment: To pass this course you will present a portfolio of evidence showing that you have met the assessment criteria and learning outcomes.
  • Fees: £5,200

Level 3 Mechanical Manufacturing - NVQ Extended Diploma

  • Start Dates: Various Start Dates Available | Work Based | 09:00 – 17:00
  • Duration:Two Years
  • Requirements: This qualification is suitable for learners working towards an engineering manufacture Apprenticeship at level 3 in England or Wales.
  • Details: This qualification is designed to cover the skills and knowledge of a wide variety of mechanical manufacturing engineering activities. It also includes level 2 Performing Engineering Operations (PEO) units to provide essential basic engineering training for apprentices in England and Wales. Successful learners will:
    ■ develop skills and competencies relating to their specific role
    ■ meet the competence requirements of Semta’s engineering manufacture Apprenticeship at level 3 for the mechanical manufacturing engineering pathway
    ■ gain a recognised qualification to support their progress to further learning and greater responsibility in the workplace.
  • Content: Learners will take three mandatory units, a choice of three PEO engineering practices or five PEO technical support units, and one of nine job-specific pathways. These pathways cover machining, CNC machining, machine tool setting, fitting and assembly, pipe fitting and assembly, composite manufacture engineering, mechanical overhaul and test, sprint making and photonics engineering.
  • Assessment: To pass this course you will present a portfolio of evidence showing that you have met the assessment criteria and learning outcomes.
  • Fees: £5,200

Level 3 Motor Vehicle Competence - Diploma

  • Start Dates: 17.01.2019 – 23.05.2019 | Thurs | 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.
  • Course Fee: £2,200
  • Exam Fee: £150
  • 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 Refrigerant Handling for Mobile Air Conditioning Systems - Award

  • Start Dates: Various Start Dates Available | 09:00 – 17:00
  • 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.
  • Course Fees: This course is available free thanks to funding provided by the European Social FundFind out more about the work and aims of this fund here: www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding

Level 3 Electrical Engineering - Diploma

  • Start Dates:
    13.09.2018 | Thurs | 09:00 – 19.45
  • 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 Aerospace Engineering - Diploma

  • Start Dates:
    13.09.2018 | Thurs | 09:00 – 17:15
  • 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 3 Mechanical Engineering - Diploma

  • Start Dates:
    10.09.2018 | Mon | 09:00 – 17:30
  • 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 Rail Engineering Technology - Diploma AMCOR

  • Start Dates:
    Various start dates available | 09:00 – 17:00
  • Duration: One year – one day per week.
  • Requirements: No prior railway experience is required. Maths and English assessment and prior attainment are required for the Level 3 courses. Initial numeracy and literacy assessment are required for combined Level 3, 20-week programme.
  • Details: The UK railway is more popular than ever. Carrying 50% more passengers than 10 years ago. Freight movements have increased 13% since 2009. Currently, more money is being invested in improving the railway infrastructure since the Victorian era. Maintaining the existing assets together with delivering substantial capacity improvements needed for future growth and demand. With an annual shortfall of 69,000 rail engineers, the industry needs new, talented & skilled people to make up the investment. Fareham College Rail Academy works with industry specialists you are able to gain all the entry competencies to start your exiting career working on the Rail Infrastructure.
  • Progression:Our students go on to become:
    • PTS operatives
    • Track engineering operatives
    • PTS Civils Labours
    • Plant Operatives
    • S&T installers
    • Safety Officers
    • And Many More Roles
  • Considerations: On course completion candidates will be put forward for a network rail approved medical and drugs and alcohol screening as part of registering for their Sentinel/PTS card. For specific information on this candidates should discuss with their personal tutor prior to commencing the course.
  • Fees: £5,421 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 18th Edition Wiring Regulations Course

  • Start Dates:
    Various start dates available | 09:00 – 17:00
  • Duration: 3 Days
  • Requirements: There are no formal entry requirements for this course. As a general rule, candidates should have knowledge of electrical installation and electrical science.
  • Details:
    This Level 3 18th edition course is a new course which will replace 17th edition course from July 2018 onward. After 31st December 2018 all electrical installations are to comply with BS 7671:2018.This City and Guilds Level 3 (18th edition) Requirements for Electrical Installations (2382) qualification is primarily aimed at practicing electricians with relevant experience and other allied professionals e.g. surveyors, consultants and other trades needing to update and enhance their understanding of the IET Wiring Regulations.

Rest assured CEMAST will only deliver the course once the details have been finalised by the IET (Institute of Engineering & Technology) and there is a formal qualification available via the accrediting body – City & Guilds.

What do these changes mean for learners, professionals and the industry?

Those working on the design, installation and inspection and testing of wiring systems will need to be prepared for the changes in order to remain compliant as some of the changes will affect most electrical installation work. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Additions to the scope of BS 7671
  • Changes to the disconnection times for certain circuits
  • Further requirements for circuit protection in domestic dwellings
  • Considerations for Arc Fault Detection in many installations
  • Supporting of wiring systems
  • Inspection and testing procedures.

Why are all these changes important?

All learners and industry professionals should be working to the latest industry standards. The IET 18th Edition enables you to:

  • Know about the new guidance on Arc Fault Detection Devices for rented accommodation
  • Be up to date on the latest requirements for disconnection times
  • Know you are installing equipment to the latest standards
  • Understand the changes required for fixing cabling in all installations
  • Know the changes to Residual Current-Device (RCD) protection
  • Have the confidence installations meet new standards for ever-changing technologies
  • Know staff are working to the latest standards
  • Be able to give the most up to date advice when carrying out Periodic Inspection and Tests
  • Ensure that prospective employers know you are working to the latest standards
  • Meet the Statutory Regulations applicable to most electrical installations

A 1-day refresher course is also available. Please contact us on 01329 815 200 for more details.

Fees: £420

Level 4 Electrical Engineering - Higher National Certificate BTEC

  • Start Dates:
    11.09.2018 – 23.06.2020 | Tues | 09:00-17:00
  • 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 Aerospace Engineering - Higher National Certificate BTEC

  • Start Dates:
    13.09.2018 – 25.06.2020 | Thurs | 09:00 – 17:00
  • 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 Mechanical Engineering - Higher National Certificate BTEC

  • Start Dates:
    13.09.2018 – 25.06.2020 | Thurs | 09:00 – 17:00
  • 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 Automotive / Motorsport Engineering - Higher National Certificate BTEC

  • Start Dates: 13.09.2018 – 09.07.2020 | Thurs | 09:00 – 17:00
  • 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 Automotive / Motorsport Engineering - Higher National Diploma BTEC

  • Start Dates: 12.09.2018 – 10.07.2020 | Wed, Thurs & Fri | 09:00 – 17:00
  • 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 Dyno testing facilities in our automotive 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. There will also be an option to work on our race car both at CEMAST and also at race meetings entered during the year.
  • 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 workplace simulations.This course is ideal for people wanting to progress into Motorsport/ 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 (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:

■ Computer-Aided Design & Manufacture
■ Engine & Vehicle Design and Performance
■ Automotive Accident Investigation
■ Electrical and Electronic Principles
■ Mechanical Principles
■ Health, Safety and Risk Assessment in Engineering
■ Engineering Design
■ Vehicle Systems Technology

  • Assessment: Assessment will be through assignments, practical assessment, and some examinations. Each outcome or module will be assessed by a project-styleassignment
  • 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.
  • Fees: £5,000 per year

 

Level 5 General Engineering - Higher National Diploma BTEC

  • Start Dates:
    10.09.2018 – 22.06.2020 | Mon | 09:00 – 18:15
  • 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.

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, 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.