Subsidiary Diploma in Engineering Technologies

Engineering | Level 3


EAL offers a range of professional qualifications for anyone taking their first steps into the world of work, progressing through their careers, or planning to enter university.

Diploma in Engineering Technologies is a Vocational Related Qualification (VRQ). It has been specifically designed for learners undertaking specific pathways within an advanced Apprenticeship or 16-19 year old 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.


Entry requirements

At least 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above (new grading 4-9), including English and/or maths, and appropriate subjects. Or, Full Level 2 vocational qualification, and GCSE English Grade C/grade 4/Functional Skills Level 2, with GCSE maths Grade D/Functional Skills Level 1.


19+ Advanced Learner Loan available for this course.

Progression and Careers

On successful completion of an EAL L3 Subsidiary diploma, a learner can progress to an EAL L3 Extended diploma or within employment or related vocational area.

Where you will study

IAMT (Main Campus)


36 Weeks over 9 months

What you will study

  • Health & Safety
  • Auto-CAD and Electronics principles
  • Fabrication and Welding
  • Advanced CNC machining and Advanced Milling.


You can look into careers in Engineering , by visiting National Careers Service website

National Careers Service: Job Profiles

The Job Profiles search will give you information on the following:

  • the skills and qualifications needed to get into that job
  • what the work would be like
  • the pay you could expect
  • what the career prospects are


To apply for Subsidiary Diploma in Engineering Technologies , use the online application form or call 0151 477 5850 for more information.

Once your application has been processed, you will be contacted and given a date for your Interview Evening. Learner Services Advisers and course tutors will be available to speak with you and provide advice, guidance and information about College life.