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Engineering Diploma

It’s not an exaggeration to say that engineering shapes the world around us. From the machines at the heart of industry to the electronic devices we use at home – engineering is the future. And there’s no better place to start your career in this exciting industry than here at South Devon College.
If you’ve ever had a fascination for how things are made, or improving the way something works, then a career in engineering could be for you. This course is your first introduction to the world of engineering, where you’ll develop the essential skills and discover the different opportunities that a hi-tech career can offer. The engineering programme at Level 1 is best suited if you are considering a career in Engineering. The course will provide you with the essential skills required as an engineer. You will gain exposure to a real life engineering workshop and undertake practical assessments using the latest industry equipment and technology. You will also learn how to work within a team and develop on your literacy and numeracy skills.

You’ll be studying a broad range of subjects, as you work on practical activities in a real-life engineering workshop. With significant investment in the local hi-tech and digital sector, we will be offering state-of-the-art facilities at our £17 million Hi-Tech and Digital Centre. With access to the latest equipment, software, and machines, being taught by industry leaders and experienced professionals, there will be no better place to start your career as a highly skilled engineer.

Upon completion, you could progress into employment as an apprentice, or alternatively continue your studies on a Level 2 course.

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What will I learn?

"I chose to study an engineering focused degree because there is so much to learn. The tutors are great and have so much industry knowledge which they share with you. The staff are really helpful if you need guidance. My apprenticeship is with Spirent Communications and I won 'Apprentice of the Year' in 2015 at the Apprenticeship Awards, which I'm really proud of."Sophie Westerman

Paignton Campus – Vantage Point

This course is available at our Vantage Point Campus. 

Our inspirational Paignton Campus provides the very best learning environment, featuring state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

South Devon College,
Long Road,
Paignton,
TQ4 7EJ

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