This course has been specifically designed for students undertaking specific
pathways within an advanced Apprenticeship or school leavers who are interested
in pursuing a career in the engineering sector. The qualification may also
be suitable for adults who are interested in engineering technology or for those
who are considering a career change.
You can expect to study some of the following units:
Engineering and environmental health and safety – mandatory unit
Mechanical engineering principles – optional unit
Engineering organisational efficiency and mprovement – optional unit
Further engineering mathematics – optional unit
Further electrical and electronic principles – optional unit
Further engineering science – optional unit
Electrical and electronic principles – optional unit
Advanced turning and advanced milling – optional unit
Students study the mandatory unit and, in addition, four other units, some of
which are listed above. Assessments have been designed to assess the knowledge,
understanding and skills of students for all units studied.
For entry to this course you will need at least one of the following qualifications:
level 2 Fdn_Engineering Certificate
GCSE English and maths at grade 4 (C) or above, or equivalent level 2 qualifications
A face-to-face interview may be required before an offer can be made
Additional information for international students:
If English is not your first language, you will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 5.5 in each component (reading, writing, listening and speaking), or an equivalent English language qualification.
Where will it take me?
Successful completion of this course can lead to study at a higher level,
specialising in a particular aspect of Engineering, or other Automotive and
Engineering programmes. The course develops a wide range of transferable skills,
such as problem-solving, team working, understanding technical information,
critical thinking and gaining the necessary workshop skills that the sector
requires. Students will develop the confidence, knowledge and skills needed if
they choose to go directly into employment in the engineering or technology
industry or if they wish to seek a vocational apprenticeship or trainee role.
Former students have gone on to jobs such as a maintenance engineer, mechanical
engineer, welder and/or fabricator, and electrical and/or electronic engineer.
Did you know? Engineering and manufacturing is one of the UK's broadest
sectors and, according to Engineering UK, workers within the sector accounted
for 19% of all UK employees in 2019. While some engineering- related industries,
such as mining and quarrying, are in decline, a range of other fields are
actively seeking new recruits in aerospace, automotive, design, manufacturing,
power, marine, instrumentation and control telecoms, digital communications and
networks, software, rail, process control, production, project management
Course Assessment Method
There will be both written and practical assessments to complete, including online multiple-choice exams as well as practical and theory tasks.