Introduction to Practical Engineering

Level 1 Diploma

Course Location


Stockport College


Stockport College

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Course Start Date

Thursday 11th January 2024

Course Duration

, 5 Weeks

Course Time

18:00 - 21:00

Course Fee

£ 50.00
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Course Overview

Introduction to Engineering” offers a foundation in fundamental engineering techniques. This course provides an overview of essential skills vital to budding engineers. Students delve into the intricacies of milling and turning, mastering the art of material removal and shaping. They gain hands-on experience in operating milling and lathe machines, understanding their applications in real-world engineering.

Moreover, the course introduces the revolutionary world of 3D printing, exploring its principles, materials, and applications in modern engineering. Students learn to design and execute 3D printing projects, fostering innovation and problem-solving abilities.

Additionally, the curriculum emphasises fitting skills, enabling students to comprehend the precision required in assembling components. Through practical workshops and theoretical modules, participants develop a keen understanding of fitting techniques and their significance in engineering.

By the course’s conclusion, students will possess a foundation in milling, turning, 3D printing, and fitting skills, laying the groundwork for their future pursuits in the diverse field of engineering.

Course Requirements

Participants are not required to possess any previous knowledge or expertise. We welcome individuals with a genuine enthusiasm for the subject and a willingness to actively engage and contribute.

What you will Learn


Informal ongoing assessment.


Progression to Level 2 Engineering full time qualifications as well as part time qualifications.
Progression to Apprenticeships at Level 2 in Engineering.

Career Options

Engineering presents diverse, challenging, and rewarding career paths across numerous industries. Engineers are innovators, problem-solvers, and creators who play a pivotal role in shaping the world. Within this expansive field, various specialisations exist, such as civil, mechanical, electrical, chemical, and aerospace engineering, among others.

Engineers often find themselves at the forefront of technological advancements, contributing to groundbreaking developments in fields like renewable energy, healthcare, transportation, and infrastructure. The demand for skilled engineers persists globally, offering a plethora of opportunities and competitive salaries.

Career paths in engineering can lead to roles as project managers, consultants, researchers, design engineers, or even entrepreneurs. Problem-solving skills, critical thinking, and creativity are integral in this field, as engineers continuously strive to improve existing systems or create novel solutions.

Engineers can work in multidisciplinary teams, collaborate on cutting-edge projects, and make a substantial impact on society, driving innovation and technological progress forward

Mandatory Units

There are no mandatory units.

Contact Details

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Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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