Entry requirementsEntry is by interview, however you would be expected to have achieved at least grade D in Maths and English (grade 3+) and two other related subjects at GCSE level.
What will I study?The course is designed to give you a broad-based understanding of the practical sides of engineering. If you are a person who is more practically inclined and do not like spending hours in the classroom this course is for you. Alongside this course you will study some underpinning theory to develop your understanding of the engineering environment, health and safety, engineering drawing etc.
The practical work aims to cover Mechanical, Electrical, Electronic and Fabrication Engineering.
Typical units may include:
- Working Safely in an Engineering Environment
- Working Effectively in an Engineering Environment
- Computer Aided Drawing
- Filing and Fitting Techniques
- Sheet Metal Work
- MIG/Gas Welding
- Thermal Cutting Equipment
- Wiring and Testing Electrical Circuits
- Testing Electronic Circuits
Additional studyAlongside this course you will develop your numeracy and literacy skills by following Functional Skills qualifications or if you have a grade D in GCSE English and/or Maths (grade 3+) you will be expected to resit both of these GCSEs.
How will I be assessed?You will be assessed using a range of methods ie demonstration of competent practical skills and completion of various logbooks. Your underpinning knowledge of the relevant subject areas will be assessed using written questions.
What must I provide?The course is very practical and much of the work is completed in an engineering workshop environment. Because of this you will be expected to provide health and safety equipment which fits you correctly. The equipment is safety boots and a suitable pair of overalls and you will not be allowed into workshops without these.
What could it lead to?Successful completion of this course can lead you to other higher level courses, such as the Level 3 Diploma in Engineering and Technology and apprenticeships. However, for progression onto some of our Level 3 courses you will need GCSE grade C in Maths (grade 5), English (grade 4) and Sciences or equivalent.
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering Extended Diploma Level 3 (Year 2)
- Engineering (Electrical/Electronic) Foundation Diploma Level 3 (Year 1)
- Engineering (Manufacturing) Foundation Diploma Level 3 (Year 1)
- Engineering and Technology Diploma Level 3
- Light Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair IMIAL VRQ Level 2
- Light Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair IMIAL VRQ Level 2 (Fast Track)
- Light Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair IMIAL VRQ Level 3
- Light Vehicle Maintenance IMIAL Diploma Entry Level 3
- Light Vehicle Maintenance IMIAL Diploma Level 1
- Manufacturing Engineering Extended Diploma Level 3 (Year 2)
- Performing Engineering Operations (PEO) NVQ Level 2