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Engineering and Plumbing

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This course is suitable for those with an interest in Electronics and Computer Servicing and wishing to become a qualified engineer. It is also of benefit if you are interested in becoming a Network Systems Engineer. The course is made up of units that are balanced between Electronics and Computer Servicing and make up the industrial requirments to secure a job in the industry.

This practical course covers electronic and computer servicing. You will learn how a PC works and build one from components. You will also learn how to upgrade and repair a PC. Programming skills for use in Industry and core Electronic skills are covered too.

This course covers the basic knowledge and understanding of the principles and methods involved in Engineering and technology.

The qualification covers one mandatory unit:

  • Introduction to working in Engineering.

Additionally, there are four optional units:

  • Introduction to machining engineering materials;
  • Introduction to cutting, forming and assembling engineering materials;
  • Introduction to joining engineering materials;
  • Introduction to basic Maths and Science used in Engineering.

This course is ideal if you wish to study part-time on a Level 2 course, covering both the practical and academic aspects of engineering. It is the equivalent to 2 GCSE's. It is designed as a stepping stone if you have not achieved the entry requirements for the Pearson BTEC National Certificate.

The course is made up of 2 core (mandatory) units and 3 optional (specialist) units.

Mandatory Units are:

  • Working practices in engineering, and
  • Using and interpreting engineering information.

If you want to progress into employment in the engineering industry, we can train you to a standard of practical proficiency and give you the opportunity to acquire appropriate practical engineering skills and knowledge.

The EAL Level 2 Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations is made up of 3 mandatory units and 3 optional units.

Mandatory units:

  • Working safely in an engineering environment,
  • Carrying out engineering activities efficiently & effectively,
  • Using and communicating technical information.

Optional units:

  • Producing components using hand fitting techniques,
  • Preparing and using lathes for turning operations,
  • Preparing and using milling machines.

The Pearson BTEC National Certificate is a technician level part-time course. You will learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. As well as learning about the employment area you have chosen, you will develop the skills you need to start or progress in an engineering career.

The course is made up of 11 units - five core units and six specialist units. The specialist units enable you to study particular areas in depth.

The course content includes:

  • Business Systems for Technicians;
  • Mechanical Principals and Applications;
  • Computer Aided Design;
  • Engineering Materials;
  • Engineering Mathematics;
  • Project;
  • CNC Machining;
  • Project Management Techniques;
  • Design for Manufacture.

The delivery of the course programme is underpinned by practical and theoretical subjects that provide an insight into a number of aspects within the field of Mechanical Engineering including Computer Aided Design, Robotics and CNC Machining.

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