Engineering Subsidiary Diploma - Apprenticeship

L3 Level 3
Part Time
31 August 2020 — 17 June 2022
Barry Campus

About this course

This course will cover the mandatory unit plus the optional units to attain the Sub-Diploma in Engineering. The course is aimed at those apprentices or full-time learners who are unable to commit to full time or block release delivery.

The EAL Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Engineering Technologies has been specifically designed for learners undertaking specific pathways within an advanced Apprenticeship or learners in full time education who are interested in pursuing a career in the engineering sector, including occupations and job roles such as maintenance engineer, mechanical engineer, welder and/or fabricator, and electrical and/or electronic engineer. The qualification may also be suitable for other learners, including adults, who are interested in engineering technology and/or are considering a career change.

What you will study

Typical subjects studied may include (but won’t be limited to):

  • Engineering and environmental health and safety (Mandatory unit)
  • In addition, the candidate must complete four additional units (Mechanical principles, Engineering organisational efficiency and improvement, Further engineering mathematics, Further electrical and electronic principles, Further engineering science, Electrical and electronic principles, Mechanical engineering principles) are some examples from the menu available of optional units.

Teaching Assessments

There will be both written and practical assessments to complete.


Once completing the course you can progress on to the Engineering Diploma Level 3. 

Course fee per year

Part Course Fees: £0.00

Entry requirements

Applicants will need to be employed in industry and require a minimum of B in GCSE Mathematics or equivalent and GCSE C in English, plus 4 additional C grade GCSE’s.

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice
  • All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print
  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
Key information

Start date

31 August 2020

End date

17 June 2022

Time of day

Day Time

Part Time

8 hours per week


Barry Campus
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Course code



Engineering Subsidiary Diploma - Apprenticeship


What our students say

Throughout my time at CAVC I used a range of equipment, including; soldering irons, oscilloscopes and power supplies. I believe combining the academic and practical skills that I have gained at college will fuse my product design and electronic skills together ahead of university.

Daniel da Silva Gomez
studied Electrical and Electronic Engineering Level 3

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Barry Campus
Barry Campus

Cardiff and Vale College,

Barry Campus,

Vale of Glamorgan,

CF62 8YJ