On-line Engineering Awards


The skills that you develop as an engineer are incredibly valuable and highly sought after. People will turn to you to help solve problems for them. The ability to provide practical solutions to problems is crucial and will give you great confidence when faced with any challenge or obstacle. Engineering Awards are a great place to start improving your technical knowledge and skills, or to add a qualification to your CV.

These single units are suitable those who wish to study a specific topic or want to try a level 3 unit before committing to a formal BTEC qualification. Most single unit awards can be credited towards BTEC L3 Certificates or Diplomas, thus providing a progressive qualification pathway for your future career development.  All ‘Tecol level 3 Award’ course material includes detailed assessments and  4 months tutor support

For an on-line TECOL Level 3 Award in Engineering (Electrical/Mechanical), you can choose one of the following subjects:



  1. Applications of Mechanical Systems in Engineering
  2. Principles and Applications of Thermodynamics
  3. Advanced Mechanical Principles and Applications
  4. Principles and Applications of Electronic Devices and Circuits
  5. Principles and Applications of Analogue Electronics
  6. Principles and Applications of Microcontrollers*
  7. Electrical Technology
  8. Electrical Installation
  9. Three-phase Motors and Drives
  10. Principles and Applications of Fluid Mechanics
  11. Engineering Drawing for Technicians.
  12. Selection and Using Programmable Controllers
  13. Health and Safety in the Engineering Workplace
  14. Mathematics for Engineering Technicians
  15. Mechanical Principles and Applications
  16. Electrical and Electronic Principles
  17. Engineering Secondary and Finishing Techniques
  18. Features and Applications of Electrical Machines
  19. Microprocessor Systems and Applications

Course price: Award – £195 (for 1 unit)



Although all your course material will be available online; if you would also like a paper copy of the award course material, select the cart below for Award course material (paper copy) – £15:


* Award only, and cannot accredited to Edexcel BTEC L3 Certificate or Diploma

24 comments on “On-line Engineering Awards
  1. Clive Buggins says:

    Please can you describe the assessment process once you have completed a module or series of modules? Is there an assessment centre or is it conducted on-line etc?

    • admin says:


      During the study of a module (which usually has 4 sections), at least 2 assessments will issued to you to complete within a certain time period (usually 3-4 weeks).
      These will be marked by tutor who will also provide feedback for any corrections required
      Corrections are then normally resubmitted by you within 10 working days.
      When the assessments are passes you can move on to the next module.
      If modules are part of the approved Edexcel list, you can be also registered for a BTEC certificate in engineering

      Hope this helps

  2. admin says:


    Each Award should take about 3 months, but we will provide support for 4 months (we can extend this for special circumstances e.g. moving job/house etc)

    Yes, for example Btec Certificate only requires 3 units, but you need to check our certificates to ensure you pick relevant units to gain Edexcel approval

    We offer 12 months support for Certificates and 24 months for diplomas

    Hope this helps


  3. Alison says:

    Can you confirm the number of credits for your Diploma in Engineering (Electrical/Mechanical) please. If you only do 6 units is this not just 60 credits which would make it a Subsidiary Diploma in Engineering. I need to know I am selecting enough credits for my university course.


  4. Kevin Brown says:

    I am currently living and working in Slovenia.
    My current employer has requested I obtain qualifications in Electro/Mechanical engineering.
    Would I be able to study through Tecol, I am asking as, although I am British, I am not resident in the UK.

    I am also unsure as to which units my employer would require me to study, therefore I would probably start with single units then build into a BTEC certificate or Diploma is this acceptable?

    Best Regards


    • admin says:

      Yes, you can study level 3 outside the UK. You can start with 1 unit and step up to certificate and diploma when these suit you

  5. Josh says:

    How long till I receive my direct debit email? Can I call you to make the process a bit faster?

  6. admin says:

    Yes, you can upgrade to a BTEC level 3 certificate, just check out our certificate web pages

  7. my name is Ilunga Monga Abraham 42years from Drc congo as a freelance technician in electronics and electrical with nice background in electrical and electronics engineering,Maths i could complet my technical high school i had no money to sit national exam what can i do to have tecol qualification i always dream to have uk qualification i have 22years experience

    • admin says:


      I think your best step would be to first sit your national exam, as it will probably less expensive than completing a certificate or diploma with us
      Our prices are shown on our website

  8. Jay Downing says:


    I currently have a BTEC Diploma in Engineering and a NVQ level 3 in Areonautical engineering. All of which achieved through the military. I am looking to add more electronic/electrical to my CV. Would it be better for me to enrol on an electrical diploma or do individual units/awards to suit my needs. I don’t want to waste time re learning things I’ve already done.


    • admin says:

      Given your current qualifications, it would make more sense to enrol on HNC in Electrical/Electronic engineering, but if you want just to gain some knowledge then individual level 3 units : Unit 4 – Electronics and Unit 18 – Electrical Machines are popular

  9. Paulo says:

    I graduated and also did a master degree in business in my original country, and I am now living in the UK for many years. I always thought about going to university again to study engineering, but the time and hassle involved in attending the classes in person discouraged me. Doing the course online would offer an alternative, but then there is the important question: the diplomas your offer are the same as a graduation diploma from an university done in a conventional way? Thanks in advance for any clarifications you could provide. Paulo

    • admin says:

      I guess the best approach for you if changing to engineering would be BTEC 6-unit L3 dip with merit-> 8 unit L4 HNC -> 8 unit L5 HND -: final year of degree (L6)
      For details of our level 3,4,5 courses see our website

  10. ERNEST KOUASSI says:

    My Name is ERNEST KOUASSI and i am living and working in Ivory Coast in oil and gas industry as electrician. i want to upgrade my education so i am interested in the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering (Electrical/Electronic) – 9 unit. Will it be possible for me as i am not uk resident?

  11. Matt says:

    Are all your course online and no attendance to college or a classroom?

  12. Selvakumar s/o Marimuthu says:

    Hi! I would like to know is it possible for me who’s not a UK resident to do the course? I like to start the Btec level 3 with award first then to procced up with Certificate..please advice me on this and as well as i am 53 years old and is Tecol still conducting all the courses which has been mentioned in the web page. Looking forward to hear from you soon. TQ

    • admin says:

      Yes, normally students are UK residents, occasionally a non UK resident have enrolled. Are courses have been designed to provide an upgrade path from Awards through to certificates and diplomas.

      All courses currently shown on our website are available

  13. Selvakumar says:

    Hi! I would like to know is it possible for me who’s not a UK resident to do the course? I like to start the Btec level 3 with award first then to procced up with Certificate..please advice me on this and as well as i am 53 years old and is Tecol still conducting all the courses which has been mentioned in the web page. Looking forward to hear from you soon.

  14. Chris Birch says:

    Would I need to purchase CAD software for the Engineering Drawing for Technicians unit or is it supplied with the course material?

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