This course is for those interested in learning about modern engineering technologies and their applications. Based on established mechanical study programmes, the course will develop knowledge, understanding, machining and hand skills across a wide range of engineering subjects.
- Working in Engineering
- Principles of Engineering Techniques
- Principles of Manufacturing Technology
- Bench Fitting Techniques
- Metal Lathe Turning
- Metal Milling Machining
Students need five GCSE passes at grade 3 or above, preferably including Maths and English or an equivalent vocational qualification at merit grade, and Functional Skills Maths and English, preferably at Level 1.
Students who have not yet achieved grade 4 in GCSE Maths and English, will study Functional Skills or GCSE Maths and English as part of their course.
Good hand/eye coordination when using the milling and turning machines. Being able to apply Maths to an engineering activity carried out in the workshop.
Diploma in Engineering Level 2
The 3 theory units are assessed by 2 on-line multiple choice exams and one written test The 3 practical units are assessed by written tests and items made out of steel to a set tolerance.
Homework is set by the tutor and students are encouraged to work independently from home for the revision of online exams.
Work experience or industrial placement is part of the full-time programme. This can range from 30 hours to 45 days. This helps to reinforce the understanding of the types of roles available within industry and enhance the skills required to gain future employment in the sector. The college will help arrange your work experience or industrial placement.
The course is aimed at training the next generation of maintenance fitters. Progression from this course can be to full-time Level 3 Engineering or an apprenticeship.
Fees and Additional Costs
Students are required to purchase the following items: steel toe cap boots approx.. £30.00; lab coat approx.. £15.00; safety glasses approx.. £3.00; and a hard covered notebook approx.. £3.00. At times, students are offered the opportunity to visit exhibitions and shows, which may require additional entrance fees and coach costs.
Students will have the opportunity to take part in exciting educational visits to Newbury Fire Station, Swindon Royal Engineers Museum or local engineering businesses.