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Getting you ready for the world of work with skills and knowledge that employers want.
Learn how to solve problems to overcome barriers and challenges, making you versatile and developing your critical thinking skills.
A hands-on course that will teach you news skills and techniques.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
You will be studying in our well-equipped and cutting-edge technology building being trained on modern, manual machines and equipment.
Units that you will study include:
- Working in an Engineering Environment – This unit will encourage you to find out about working in engineering. It will cover the underpinning basic skills and knowledge needed to function in engineering or manufacturing sectors. It also covers the need to recognise and use safe working practices, consideration for environmental impact and working effectively as part of a team. It includes the methods of communication that engineers use in their everyday work.
- Engineering Maths and Science Principles – This unit will focus on the underpinning principles of mathematics and science, along with the materials technology with a strong relevance to engineering applications. It covers commonly applied engineering calculations and materials selection in terms of types, common forms of supply, properties, and methods of changing their properties.
- Fitting and Assembly Techniques – This unit covers a broad range of fitting activities that are required in the engineering and manufacturing sectors. It covers skills and knowledge needed to produce components for assembly using appropriate tools, different materials and inspection techniques to achieve the required tolerances and conforming to specifications while complying with health and safety legislation and regulations.
- Business Improvement Techniques– In this module, you will learn how engineering businesses function, how to reduce waste, working across different sectors and structure & function of businesses. It’s essential that modern engineers have a focus on quality, profitability and value when carrying out engineering activities, in addition to an awareness of how products are developed and optimised.
- Machine Components using Turning Techniques – This unit covers a broad range of turning activities that are required in the engineering and manufacturing sectors. It covers the skills and knowledge needed to produce turned components in different materials, using appropriate tools and equipment and inspection techniques to achieve the required tolerances and conforming to specifications, whilst complying with health and safety legislation and regulations.
In addition to the modules above you will gain knowledge and skills in welding processes and receive guidance and support in improving your employability.
Where Will It Take Me?
The vast majority of learners on this route progress into employment and Apprenticeships. This ranges from companies involved in the Marine, Manufacturing, Maintenance or Welding and Fabrication sectors. Some students choose to diversify into motor vehicle maintenance or design. Experienced engineers have high levels of job satisfaction as well as good levels of pay.
To access this course, you must achieve Grade 3 in English, Maths and Science at GCSE level.
If you are over 16 and want a career in engineering but don’t know enough about it or want to develop your skills first, our Level 2 Progression to Engineering could be for you.
This course could also allow you to transfer to an Apprenticeship in manufacturing programming if you find employment.
You will be offered the opportunity to gain a work placement (and supported to do so) that could be in a day release format or a block release pattern. All students are encouraged to engage with local employers to enhance their understanding of the industrial processes used in modern manufacturing.
The awarding body for this qualification is City & Guilds.
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