Engineering Cambridge Technicals


The Engineering specialism at UTC Sheffield is mechanical design which provides students with the knowledge and skills to work across this diverse and growing sector, from aerospace to electrical, from robotics to CAD.

At Key Stage 5, you will study Level 3 Cambridge Technicals in Engineering along with two or more A Levels choosing from Maths, Further Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Product Design.

You will learn in state-of-the-art facilities including engineering mini-factories that simulate the real manufacturing environment, high-spec prototyping workshops, computer aided design facility, sophisticated machine suites and IT environments for creating, inventing and testing with technology.

Throughout your time here you’ll work on projects provided by employers and Higher Education Institutions.  For example you will be working on industry standard software to create 3D models, i.e. a submersive underwater vehicle.  You will learn how modern and smart materials are impacting the development of products and manufacturing.  You will also learn the importance of maintenance systems on modern production methods for producing high quality technological products.

Our region is set to become a hub for high-tech engineering and manufacturing in the UK.   Local employers want to recruit 6,000 Level 3 engineers of different kinds over the next five years.  UTC Sheffield’s Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing pathway will prepare you for apprenticeships, higher apprenticeships and jobs in these companies and beyond.  You will also be well prepared to gain access to relevant university courses.

Qualification Type

Course Provider Certificate

Qualification levels

Level 3


Year 1

  • Maths for Engineers
  • Science for Engineers
  • Principles of Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Design
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Year 2

Depending on your pathway you choose, the following units are available:

Materials Science, Lean and Quality, Maintenance, Circuit simulation and manufacture, Inspection and Testing, Computer Aided Manufacture, Mechanical Simulation & Modelling, Mechanical Operations & Electrical, Mechanical, Hydraulic and Pneumatic control

How will it be delivered?

Depending on your chosen pathway you will study either 6, 9 or 12 units involving both examinations and assessment through assignment.

Entry requirements

All applicants for Level 3 admission will need to meet a minimum entry requirement of 5 GCSE passes at 9-5 (or equivalent) including English, Maths and Science for Level 3 courses.

Your next steps…

Cambridge Technicals in Engineering can lead to further study, University, Apprenticeships and employment in a range of fields including Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineer, Design Engineer, CNC Programmer, CAD Design, Manufacture Engineering including heavy industry and the food industry, along with many others.