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    Eligible students may be entitled to bursaries and free meals.

Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
September 1 Year 3 Full-Time City Campus Full-time Vocational

What’s it all about?

This course is for people who are interested in a career in engineering within manufacturing industries or who would like to progress to a Higher Education programme or Apprenticeship.

The course offers students the opportunity develop their hand skills and employability skills within an engineering environment. You will work in the colleges industry standard workshops to enhance your engineering skills whilst also working on your theoretical knowledge.

The entry requirements for this programme are as follows, A full Level 2 Engineering/Welding Qualification or 4 GCSE's at grade 3 or above (Including English) and Math's at grade 4. Learners with alternative qualifications may also be considered following discussion with the relevant course leader on an individual basis.

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ please enquire As part of the programme you will be expected to contribute to the cost of PPE relevant to your programme of study (overalls and safety footwear), these costs will be discussed in detail at enrolment. It is also expected that you will equip yourself with basic stationery including: Pens, Pencils, Lined Paper, Scientific Calculator, Rule and an A4 Ring binder

The course is assessed using a range of methods including assignments, practical projects and presentations. These have been based on 'real world' scenarios to prepare you for the Engineering Industry.

The course includes an online examination and internal externally set assessments, these contribute to the grade awarded overall for the qualification.

In the Engineering sector English and Maths are important skills that will help you to achieve your best in your studies and help you to progress along your chosen career path. If you have not already achieved a grade 4-9 in GCSE Maths and/ or English at school, we will support you to improve your skills with GCSE sessions included within your college timetable.

During your time studying learners may be offered the opportunity to attend a work placement with an Engineering company to further enhance their knowledge of the industry.

The college works closely with a number of local employers including Calsonic Kansei, ZF TRW, Adient, Gestamp, Liebherr, Connor Solutions, Signal Plastics, Washington Metal Works and 3T Engineering.

The course is delivered at our City Campus Monday - Friday, 9am-4pm.

Days and times of study are subject to change and are dependent on group allocation. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term with students typically attending 3 days per week.

The programme is currently structured with the following modules of study:

- Health and Safety
- Computer Aided Design Techniques
- Mechanical Engineering Principles
- Tool Making/ Presswork
- Advanced Turning

These may be subject to change during the academic year.

Our teaching staff have a vast range of industrial experience in a broad range of areas within engineering and continue to enhance their industrial skills. As a college, we have recently invested significant capital to ensure that the facilities and equipment available to students matches those used in industry which gives them a direct link to industry.

What’s next?

After completing this course you could progress to a higher education engineering course. The programme could also be used as ‘off the job’ training whilst you apply for Apprenticeships in Engineering or as preparation for following an Engineering career in the Armed Forces.

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93.1%of our students progressed to further study, university of employment.

(*Based on 16-18 year olds destination data, 2019/20 academic year)

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*Ofsted June 2016

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