This course is intended for students wishing to learn high quality practical skills in an engineering workshop environment together with industry underpinning principles. It is a respected course and can lead to a rewarding engineering career.
You’ll need four GCSEs, including Maths and English at Grade 4/C or above, plus two other relevant subjects at Grade 3/D or above. We’ll also consider other BTEC based qualifications.
You will study six units, two of which are externally assessed by online multiple choice tests.
The six units studied are:
• Working in engineering (online multiple choice)
• Principles of engineering technology (online multiple choice)
• Principles of manufacturing technology
• Machine components using milling techniques
• Machine components using turning techniques
• Principles of electrical and electronics technology
The course requires a minimum of 30 hours’ work experience. The college will assist with your placement, but students are encouraged to find their own as part of industrial familiarisation. For those looking for an apprenticeship, this may prove an opportunity to secure a place at the end of the course.
Guest speakers from industry are frequently invited to the college and there are also visits to local companies and engineering exhibitions.
Apart from the external examinations, all other units are assessed by observation, short answer tests and skills based assessments recorded in a portfolio of evidence.
Progression is usually to our Level 3 Diploma in Engineering. There is an opportunity, for those who choose to take a bridging course in mathematics, to progress to the Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Engineering.