Key course information
Engineering and Manufacturing
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This course is designed to give learners an introduction to the world of Engineering, equipping them with the knowledge and skills required to decide what pathway they would like to pursue at Level 3 e.g., Electronic or General.This is a vocational qualification where learners develop knowledge and understanding by applying their learning and skills in a work-related context. Both our Chippenham and Salisbury campuses have industry standard workspaces and you’ll by taught be industry experts.
What will I learn?
Engineering specific skills you will learn on this course include Computer Aided Engineering, Machining Techniques, Electronic Circuit Design and Construction, and Design. There are also several transferable skills including teamwork, working form a brief, working to deadlines, presenting and completing administrative tasks and processes.
GCSE Maths at Grade 4/C and 3 GCSEs at Grade 3/D including English Language and Science (or equivalent).
Study, Assessment and Qualifications
You should be prepared to manage a minimum of four hours per week outside of your timetabled hours.
Although most of the assessment is assignment based, there are some exams to be taken in the core subjects. The units are all graded pass, merit and distinction.
An Industry Placement is a fundamental part of this course. An Industry Placement gives you the opportunity to gain valuable skills and experience for your future. You will be supported throughout your placement by our dedicated Work Placement Team.
Additional Costs and Information
There will be a requirement to have overalls and steel toe-capped boots for some of your lessons. These can be purchased through the College. You will also need classroom-based equipment such as a scientific calculator, a maths set, a USB memory stick, an A4 lever arch folder with dividers and drawing equipment.
What Could I Do Next?
On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses
Completion of this qualification can lead to an engineering apprenticeship or progression on to the full-time level 3 programme.