Mechanical Engineering

L1 Level 1
Full Time
5 September 2022 — 23 June 2023
Barry Campus

About this course

If you are keen to pursue a career in engineering, then our Mechanical Engineering Level 1 course is a great place to start! Based at our campus in Barry, this programme provides a background into Electro Mechanical Systems, and will develop the necessary skills and knowledge required to continue onto the progression routes at the college, and eventually achieve success within the industry. Studying in the College's specialist facilities and industry specific workshops, pupils will work alongside qualified and experienced staff to achieve an industry recognised qualification.

What you will study

On this course, students will study the Mechanical and Electrical Skills NVQ Level 1 or equivalent.

Course fee per year

Registration Fee Payable on Enrolment: £30.00

Entry requirements

Applicants would benefit from achieving 3 GCSEs Grades D-F. Alternatively, applicants will be considered based on interview and a satisfactory skills scan, with a desire and commitment to complete the course they would wish to study.

Teaching and assessment

  • Practical and written assignments

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

5 September 2022

End date

23 June 2023

Time of day

Day Time

Full Time

18.5 hours per week


Barry Campus
Maps & directions

Course code



EAL Level 1 NVQ Certificate in Performin


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.

Jay Johnstone
Former Level 2 Process Operating Apprentice. Current Level 3 Process Operating Apprentice

Career prospects & further study

Candidates who successfully complete this course in all subjects may progress onto the BTEC Level 2 Diploma or City and Guilds Level 2.

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Barry Campus
Barry Campus

Cardiff and Vale College,

Barry Campus,

Vale of Glamorgan,

CF62 8YJ