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Level 5 • Part-time • Engineering department
This programme prepares you for a career in a variety of engineering disciplines and develops the concepts, knowledge, skills and techniques required for today’s competitive and dynamic engineering industry.
The programme consists of core modules and a series of optional modules, allowing you to focus your learning in areas of interest. Modules of study in the fields of mechanical, electrical, design, production, marine and control engineering, are included to allow for a wide range of possible career goals. The modules have been written with the aid of industry to ensure that the content meets industry needs; they include current best practice and insight into the changing face of engineering technology.
You will have a series of structured lectures, project-based practical activities and industrial visits to help inform and develop your learning. These activities will increase your ability to solve engineering problems, develop your project management skills and help you gain an understanding of the role of engineering in the modern technological world.
All modules will consider the modern world of engineering and will contextualise material to reflect on engineering practice. It is suggested that you undertake around 150 hours of work experience in an engineering field to support your learning. We will help you to find an appropriate placement if you are unable to find your own.
Engineering remains one of the UK’s most important industries, offering a diverse range of exciting employment opportunities, from design to tool making. During your studies you will learn the principles of engineering so you can then specialise in areas such as manufacturing, plant operations and repair, machining, welding and fabrication
This Level 3 qualification is a full-time course which can run over two years. The programme is equivalent to three A levels on completion of the second year. The course provides you with the knowledge, understanding and skills that will prepare you for employment or progression to higher education and degree courses.
The course attracts UCAS points to further your progression onto Higher Education. On successful completion of the course, you can progress onto an Apprenticeship or enter into employment.
The course will develop your knowledge and skills in the design, manufacture and maintenance of engineering products.
This programme is ideal if you have completed your A Levels and are looking to progress into the engineering sector, or you are working as an engineering technician and would like to develop your knowledge and skills in the engineering industry. The programme brings together the requirement for technicians to be well versed in engineering principles and also to develop specialist knowledge in an area of their choosing. The programme offers a broad engineering curriculum covering mathematics, engineering science, material science, computer-aided design, manufacturing, automation, control systems and business, plus an option to study specialist modules.
Completing this programme will make you more versatile, more knowledgeable, multi-skilled and professionally competent in your chosen career. A variety of different teaching styles enables you to learn effectively, ensuring that you have the right knowledge and skills to excel in the workplace. The programme will also equip you with communication, team working and time management skills, making you a more effective student and employee.
This course is ideal if you are working as a fabricator or welder and wish to improve your skills and knowledge. Level 3 will build on existing knowledge and develop advanced skills in machining, electrical and welding.
The Performing Engineering Operations units involved in gaining this qualification must be delivered in a realistic work environment, before the Level 3 units are undertaken in the your workplace.
Performance evidence must be the main form of evidence gathered. In order to demonstrate consistent competent performance for a unit, a minimum of three different examples of performance of the unit activity will be required.