Introduction to Engineering Level 1

Cornwall College Camborne LEVEL: 1 Engineering

If you want to learn the basics of the industry this Level 1 course is the place to start.

We offer you a broad introduction to all of the principles of engineering so you can then specialise in areas such as manufacturing, plant operations and repair, machining, welding and fabrication.

We offer three options for you to start your engineering studies depending on your GCSE results. Our Level 3 course offers you the choice of university study or employment on successful completion of your course. Our Level 2 and Level 1 courses are ideal should your GCSEs not be what you expected with the option to progress to Level 2 or Level 3.



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Ideal if:

You would like to pursue a career in engineering and progress onto the Level 2 course.

You’ll need:

GCSEs at grade 3 in English and maths.

You’ll learn:

How to carry out engineering activities efficiently and effectively in a safe working environment.


To be continually assessed throughout your course.

You’ll love:

Immersing yourself in hands-on training, giving you a foundation knowledge in a range of engineering skills.

You’ll go on to:

Engineering Intermediate Programme Level 2.

Careers in this industry 

- Architectural engineering
- Civil engineering
- Commercial engineering
- Contracting engineering
- Defence engineering
- Design engineering
- Electrical engineering
- Electronics engineering
- Environmental engineering
- Geotechnical engineering
- Infrastructure engineering
- Instrumentation & control engineering

Engineering is vital to the UK economy, businesses are projected to need 180,000+ skilled engineers each year for the next 5 years."


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Introduction to Engineering Level 1

Start Date

September 2020




1 year


Chris Ludlow Lecturer Engineering

Chris gained his fabrication apprenticeship through A & P Falmouth and then travelled around Europe working as a fabricator. He started working at Cornwall College in 2008 and teaches fabrication and welding, lathe and mill work and machine maintenance. He is also a qualified assessor.

“Engineering is a vital part of the UK economy and engineering companies are projected to need 182,000 people with engineering skills each year to 2022.”

*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.