Engineering (Graduate & Post Graduate Diploma) (9210)

Last Updated: 21 Nov 2013
These qualifications provide a flexible and alternative method of satisfying or contributing to the academic requirements of professional institutions or continued professional development (CPD). They are ideal for learners already in employment or those looking to change their career who did not have an opportunity (or chose not to) gain an accredited degree.

The qualifications may also be suitable for learners who were planning to take the Engineering Council Graduate Diploma or Post Graduate Diploma examinations (9107), or who took some of the units but did not manage to complete the required units for certification before the examinations were closed for registration.

The final re-sit opportunity for the Engineering Council examinations was in May 2012. Candidates who have completed some of the units under the Engineering Council examinations may wish to consult the ‘exemptions’ document under the Additional information section to find out what exemptions they may qualify for under the City & Guilds examinations.

This Graduate Diploma and Postgraduate Diploma 9210 suite of higher level qualifications does not have the Engineering Council’s involvement and cannot be endorsed by the Engineering Council but City & Guilds has liaised with several discipline-specific engineering institutions ensure the qualifications are aligned with the registration requirements for Incorporated Engineer (for the Graduate Diploma) and Chartered Engineer (for the Postgraduate Diploma), which will be considered through the academic assessment procedure of the institutions. For details on the recognition arrangements, please download the '9210 Professional registration (v2)' document under Additional information' on the right hand side of this page. 

For further information, please contact City & Guilds and not the Engineering Council. The Engineering Council will be unable to assist with queries.

Learners will normally attend a formal training programme or course of study at a City & Guilds approved centre in preparation for the written examinations and practical assessments. Learners may take as few or as many subjects as they wish each year.

The qualification has three main professional groupings. These are:
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering (contains three pathways of Electrical, Electronic; Telecommunication and Information Technology) and
  • Mechanical Engineering.
The Graduate and Post Graduate Diplomas in Engineering have been developed for those undergoing training or those employed in Civil, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering. The qualifications aim to reflect the international nature of the knowledge and skills and activities needed for different countries or cultures.
Available in the following:
  • Ireland
  • International

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General Information

What Careers Can This Lead To?

On completion of the Level 6 qualification learners may progress into employment or to the following City & Guilds qualifications:
  • Level 7 Post Graduate Diploma in Engineering
  • Relevant higher level qualifications

On completion of the Level 7 qualification learners may progress into employment or to the following City & Guilds qualifications:

  • Relevant higher level qualifications

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

Centre staff should familiarise themselves with the structure, content and assessment requirements of the qualification before designing a course programme.

Centres may design course programmes of study in any way which: 
  • best meets the needs and capabilities of their learners
  • satisfies the requirements of the qualification
  • includes extra topics that meet local needs, if appropriate
  • combines theory and practical activities, as appropriate

When designing and delivering the course programme, centres might wish to incorporate other teaching and learning that is not assessed as part of the qualification. This might include the following:

  • literacy, language and/or numeracy
  • personal learning and thinking
  • personal and social development
  • employability

Where applicable, this could involve enabling the learner to access relevant qualifications covering these skills.

Level 6

The Level 6 Graduate Diploma in Engineering is set at the standard of the final (third) year of a British BEng (Honours) degree course. It is advised that the Level 6 Graduate Diploma in Engineering consist of 1800 Notional Hours (total learning hours including the Guided Learning Hours and self study/research).

 

The subject combinations and assessments required for the various Graduate Diplomas are set out below. For details of project, practical and laboratory work, please refer to a separate assessment guidance document.

 

Learners must be registered for the Graduate Diploma at the beginning of the course in order for practical and project work to be accepted.

 

Learners may repeat papers as many times as they wish. However, some professional institutions may count repeated attempts against an application for professional registration. It will not, however, count against successful completion of the Graduate Diploma requirements.

 

It should be noted that some professional institutions may impose constraints on the time taken to complete the Graduate Diploma.

Level 6 Graduate Diploma in Engineering (9210-01)

Last Registration Date: 31 May 2016

Level 6 Graduate Diploma in Civil Engineering

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: IVQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/05/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 6 Graduate Diploma in Electrical Engineering

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: IVQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/05/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 6 Graduate Diploma in Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: IVQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/05/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 6 Graduate Diploma in Information Technology

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: IVQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/05/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 6 Graduate Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: IVQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/05/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 7

The Level 7 Post Graduate Diploma in Engineering is set at the standard of the final (fourth) year of a British MEng degree course. It is advised that the Level 7 Post Graduate Diploma in Engineering consist of 1500 Notional Hours (total learning hours including the Guided Learning Hours and self study/research).

 

The subject combinations and assessments required for the various Post Graduate Diplomas are set out below. For details of project, practical and laboratory work, please refer to a separate assessment guidance documentation.

 

Learners must be registered for Post Graduate Diploma at the beginning of the course in order for practical and project work to be accepted.

 

Learners may repeat papers as many times as they wish. However, some professional institutions may count repeated attempts against an application for professional registration. It will not, however, count against successful completion of the Post Graduate Diploma requirements.

 

It should be noted that some professional institutions may impose constraints on the time taken to complete the Post Graduate Diploma.

Level 7 Post Graduate Diploma in Engineering (9210-02)

Last Registration Date: 31 May 2016

Level 7 Post Graduate Diploma in Civil Engineering

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: IVQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 480 - 480 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/05/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 7 Post Graduate Diploma in Electrical Engineering

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: IVQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 480 - 480 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/05/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 7 Post Graduate Diploma in Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: IVQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 480 - 480 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/05/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 7 Post Graduate Diploma in Information Technology

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: IVQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 480 - 480 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/05/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 7 Post Graduate Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: IVQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 480 - 480 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/05/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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