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Engineering Technical Support

Course Code: ETS

Level: 3
Subject area: Engineering, Automotive & Marine
Awarding body: EAL
Qualification: NVQ
Course type: Part-time
Duration: On-the-job training at place of work
When you'll study: Blended learning - learning delivered in the workplace and at the College.

About the course

This qualification is designed to cover the skills and knowledge of a wide variety of engineering technical support activities such as engineering drawing, inspection and testing and technical services.


What you'll learn

The primary purpose of this qualification is to confirm occupational competence in a specific job role. The achievement of NVQs will encourage an employee to value their contribution to the workplace, and it will develop skills and potential within the field of engineering technical support. The qualification has three pathways linked to typical job roles:

  • engineering drawing
  • inspection and testing
  • technical services. 
Entry requirements

You must either be in employment or an apprentice within the engineering sector.


The qualification is assessed by:

  •  holistic assessment
  •  portfolio of evidence
  •  verbal questioning
  •  witness testimony
  •  knowledge and understanding.


What's next?

On completion of this qualification it can form part of an Apprenticeship framework at level 3, providing a base for other level 3 qualifications, and progression to a range of level 4 qualifications and also career progression. 

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2020/21 (August 2020 – July 2021). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2021/22.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)


Course Code: ETS

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £2250

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 A
19 - 23 A(Note: If you do not have a level 3 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ A

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

Andy Barkes

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