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Level 1

Engineering Introductory Diploma – Level 1


The level 1 in Engineering allows students to build on their practical hand skills in our machine workshop. Here students will learn how to safely operate a range of mechanical workshop equipment as well as spend time developing welding skills essential to a career in Engineering. In addition, students will learn valuable electrical electronic content, giving them the skills required for a range of engineering workplaces, apprentices and progression to level 2. The course is designed to provide a strong engineering foundation and improve work readiness for learners wanting to progress into the workplace. On the programme, students will receive regular feedback and reviews of their performance to support their development.

STEM building

The college has built a multi-million pound facility at Crawley College that puts the college at the cutting edge of training delivery in electrical electronic. The new building is home to a suite of modern teaching and interactive spaces, which integrate the use of technology and STEM (science, technology, engineering & maths) in to its curriculum.

The college also operates a large workshop space to support all learners’; to develop their practical hand skills. This area includes Lathes milling and CNC machines and is used to create, conduct testing and inspection, explore meeting tolerances as part of problem solving existing engineering problems.


Entry requirements for the course are 4 at GCSEs grade 2 and above including Maths and English.


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

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

Step 2


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

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

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

Step 4

Accept Your Place

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

Step 5

What next?

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

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Financial support

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

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