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OTHM Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Engineering

UK Govt Ofqual Approved Course. No hidden fees. Tutorial support included. No Exams only Assignments based

UK Versity Online.


£950 inc VAT
Or £79.17/mo. for 12 months...
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Online + live classes
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Reading material - PDF/e-book, slides, article/plain text
12 weeks · Part-time
Level 3 Foundation Technical Level Engineering
Regulated qualification What's this?
  • OTHM Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Engineering - Free
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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The OTHM Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Engineering has been developed to allow learners to gain understanding and knowledge across a range of Engineering practices. The qualification enables learners to develop essential knowledge in areas such as engineering principles, design technology, electricity, mechanics, statistics and mathematics. Successful completion of this qualification will prepare learners for employment in the engineering sector or further learning.

Mandatory units:

  • Engineering Principles (10 credits)
  • Design Technology (10 credits)
  • Electricity (10 credits)
  • Mechanics (10 credits)
  • Introducing Statistics (10 credits)
  • Mathematics (10 credits)

Assessment and verification:

All units within this qualification are internally assessed via assignments and externally verified by awarding organisation. There are no examinations in this course.


Level 3 Foundation Technical Level Engineering

Awarded by OTHM Qualifications
Regulated by Ofqual


OTHM Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Engineering

Hard copy certificate - Included

The certificate will be sent once you have completed all the units and met all the assessments of the course. A hard copy can be ordered from OTHM Qualification, as they have stopped using any hard prints since 1st Feb 2023, under the government e-certificate and digital certification initiative.

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UK Versity is a British Accredited College (BAC) and an independent private higher education institution in the UK. Established in 2015 as an online provider of Ofqual regulated courses, we deliver educational RQF Level 2–8 courses globally using advanced technology from the UK. UK Versity's name is referred to as the home of online learning, as we are the only provider who has delivered over 10,000+ sessions of live teaching that are recorded and available on our YouTube channel. Visit the YouTube channel @ukversityonline to watch live delivery. This course can be studied online on a self-study basis or via live Zoom lectures.

7500+ students have successfully completed their qualifications with UK Versity.

The College provides:

1. Comprehensive course material provided via its learner management system, which includes books per module, presentations for all units, recorded lectures, articles, case studies and handouts
2. Onboarding for studies includes induction via Zoom, covering comprehensive discussions on course overview, systems demos, introduction to tutors, admin team and ongoing support to be able to complete the course
3. Live sessions are conducted via Zoom Meeting on weekends, and learners can join them to interact with lectures
4. Access it 24 x 7 on any device, anywhere in the world
5. Dedicated support via WhatsApp group chat, telephone and email (all week, 9 a.m.–5 p.m)
6. No exams. All coursework is assessed via assignments. Feedback is provided in 2–3 working days.

Who is this course for?

  1. High School Graduates Interested in Engineering:

    • Recent high school graduates with a keen interest in engineering fields, such as mechanical, electrical, civil, or electronic engineering, seeking to explore their passion for STEM subjects and lay the groundwork for further studies or entry-level employment.
    • Students who excelled in mathematics, physics, and other science-related subjects during their high school education and are eager to delve deeper into engineering concepts, principles, and applications.
    • Individuals looking for a pathway to pursue higher education in engineering disciplines at the undergraduate level and seeking a comprehensive introduction to engineering fundamentals and methodologies.
  2. Career Changers Exploring Engineering:

    • Adults considering a career change into engineering fields, motivated by a desire for personal fulfillment, professional growth, or better employment prospects, and seeking accessible entry-level training options to enter the engineering profession.
    • Professionals from diverse backgrounds, such as business, finance, or IT, interested in transitioning into engineering roles and looking to acquire foundational knowledge and skills to make a successful career shift.
    • Career changers intrigued by the problem-solving aspect of engineering, the potential for innovation and creativity, and the opportunity to contribute to technological advancements and societal development.
  3. International Students Pursuing Engineering Education:

    • International students interested in pursuing engineering education or careers abroad, seeking a recognized qualification that provides a solid foundation in engineering principles and prepares them for further studies or employment opportunities in the engineering field.
    • Students from overseas looking to improve their English language proficiency and academic skills while gaining exposure to engineering concepts, methodologies, and practices in an English-speaking learning environment.
    • Individuals aspiring to study engineering at universities or colleges in English-speaking countries, such as the UK, USA, Canada, or Australia, and seeking to meet the academic entry requirements for engineering programs.
  4. Technical Professionals Seeking Engineering Knowledge:

    • Technical professionals working in related fields, such as technicians, mechanics, or tradespeople, interested in expanding their skill set and knowledge base to include engineering principles, processes, and techniques relevant to their work.
    • Professionals seeking to enhance their career prospects and advancement opportunities by acquiring engineering qualifications and transitioning into engineering roles or specialized technical positions within their current organizations or industries.
    • Individuals aiming to broaden their understanding of engineering concepts and methodologies to support cross-functional collaboration, problem-solving, and innovation in their workplaces or technical projects.
  5. Individuals Interested in Hands-On Learning and Practical Skills:

    • Individuals who prefer hands-on learning experiences and practical applications over theoretical instruction, attracted to the opportunity to work with engineering tools, equipment, and technologies in laboratory settings and real-world simulations.
    • Enthusiasts interested in DIY projects, tinkering with gadgets, or building things from scratch, looking for structured training and guidance to develop their technical skills and unleash their creativity in engineering-related activities.
    • Individuals with a natural curiosity and a passion for understanding how things work, eager to explore different branches of engineering, experiment with prototypes, and solve real-world engineering challenges through collaborative projects.


The Entry Requirements:

  • equivalent to GCE AS/A Levels.
  • May also have relevant work experience
  • Over the age of 16 years
  • IELTS 4.5 or equivalent if English is not your native language

Career path


Learners who achieve this qualification could progress into Level 4 courses or take admission into BTEC HND Engineering or bachelor’s degree courses at the University.

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BR asked:

I worked as a Motor Bike/Cars Technician. I want to do the NVQ Level 3 course here in UK. Kindly advice which is the course for my Job Title.


Hi thanks for your query. You can study a progression course with an FE course in the UK. Unfortunately we don’t have a course in motor or bike technician. You can do a level 3 diploma in business management with us which would be a good add on to the level 3 technical quals you have completed. On completion, progress to university for 3 year degree is possible. More details on website or email admin at ukversity dot co dot uk

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Marc asked:

Hi is this a UK course? Is this equivalent to NVQL3? OR HNC THANKS


The NVQs (National Vocational Qualifications) are based on national occupational standards. NVQ Level 3 equivalent – 2 A Levels. The OTHM level 3 is a regulated qualification framework course which is equivalent to 2A level as NVQ level 3. The OTHM level 3 course will lead to university admission to an undergraduate degree.

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Ad asked:

I have Diploma of associate Engineer in Electronic (DAE 3 years).what should I do? is am I eligible for Level 5


Thanks for your questions. We would need to look at the Engineering Diploma in Electronic, to find equivalency in the UK. it will also depend on the numbers of years of schooling you have done. Ideally, learners from overseas (outside UK/EU) who have done 12 years of schooling, take admission into a level 3 course. So if you have done the 3-year diploma in engineering, was it done after your 10th year of schooling? from which country? drop an email to admin at ukversity dot co dot uk

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