Engineering Technology (Gateway) Level 1 Full-time

In Brief

Start Date /

This one year study programme starts in September

Entry requirements

  • Two GCSEs including maths at grade 2/3 and English at grade 2/3 or above.
  • Successful initial assessment
  • Successful interview

You will achieve

Engineering Level 1

Course overview

Are you the kind of person who enjoys pulling things apart to see how they work? Better still, can you figure out how to put something back together again?! Or do you have a knack for designing things? If you’re itching for hands-on learning right now, it sounds like you could really thrive in engineering. Here are the nuts and bolts of it all…

Barnsley College and construction and engineering company, AmcoGiffen, have set up the AmcoGiffen Academy.

The new Academy, based at Barnsley College’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) Centre on Old Mill Lane, will provide local young people with the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge within engineering. Students will study engineering courses which have been specifically designed by both Barnsley College and AmcoGiffen. The aim of the Academy is to attract young people from the local area and develop their knowledge and experience in order to prepare them for a successful career either with AmcoGiffen or with other companies in the industry.

Students studying this course and will be taught by the College’s expert tutors. Staff from AmcoGiffen will actively be involved with the Academy by providing industry talks and site visits to the AmcoGiffen Head Office in Barugh Green, Barnsley, as well as regularly assessing students and ensuring that they are equipped with the necessary skills to prepare them for employment after they finish their course.

Course content

You will study the following vocational areas:

  • Motor Vehicle Maintenance
  • Machining
  • Welding


Assessment is by portfolio work.

You will require a ring binder, a calculator, textbook and general stationery.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) Centre
Old Mill Lane
S70 2LA


This course can form the foundations for future study and work in this industry.


Many students continue with higher level qualifications. This course is the main progression route onto Level 2 in Engineering Technology

How much does the course cost?

16 – 18 year olds

Full-time Barnsley College students aged 16-18 years old do not have to pay tuition fees.

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Extra information

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Having good English and maths qualifications are important for most careers and we want to give you the help you need to succeed.

If you are aged 16 – 19 and don’t already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and maths they will automatically be included in your study programme. If you want to work towards higher grades in English and maths  we can help you do that too.

Need a higher level maths qualification? We offer a Level 3 Mathematical Studies (Core Maths).

This can be added to your study programme

If you need any further information, please contact the Info Team.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Engineering Technology (Gateway) Level 1 Full-time

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