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This practical course covers electronic and computer servicing. It is designed for careers in computer and Electronic Engineering. You will learn how a PC works and build one from components and upgrade/repair a PC. Plus you will learn core Electronic skills.

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Engineering is intended to be an Applied General qualification for post-16 learners wanting to continue their education through applied learning and who aim to progress to higher education, and ultimately to employment, possibly in the engineering sector. The qualification is equivalent in size to 1.5 A levels and aims to provide a coherent introduction to study of the engineering sector. Learners need not necessarily have studied engineering previously, but will have successfully passed a level 2 programme of learning, with GCSEs in English and maths or vocational qualifications.

Engineering covers a broad variety of roles and it involves the application of scientific principles and practical knowledge to transform ideas and materials into products and systems safely and support them during their lifetime. This qualification has a focus on a broad range of engineering specialist areas. Learners taking this qualification will study mandatory content covering: engineering principles, delivery of engineering processes, product design and manufacture, commercial and quality principles. The content of this qualification has been developed in consultation with academics to ensure that it supports progression to higher education. In addition, employers and professional bodies have been involved and consulted in order to confirm that the content is appropriate and consistent with current practice for learners planning to enter employment directly in the engineering sector.

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.

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 Engineering With Pathways B.Eng (Hons) top-up course, validated by The Open University, offers students who already have an engineering foundation degree the opportunity to continue their studies to obtain a bachelor’s degree.

This part-time course is designed to be completed whilst students are actively working in an engineering role. The vocational nature of the course, combined with contemporary theory around the most up-to-date techniques, provides students with skills they can apply directly to their role.

The course provides students with the option to specialise in their chosen field: electrical, mechanical, manufacturing, electronic engineering or automotive. Students will cover a broad range of engineering theory and practical techniques, covering the underpinning science and mathematics knowledge, analysis skills, creativity, design, material knowledge, management techniques, problem-solving skills and professional standards understanding required to operate as an Incorporated Engineer.

Did you know?

265,000 skilled entrants are required annually to meet the demand for engineering enterprises forecast in 2024*.

  • Engineering UK 2017 report: Synopsis and recommendations, 2017


B.Eng (Hons) Engineering (Mechanical) B.Eng (Hons) Engineering (Electrical) B.Eng (Hons) Engineering (Electronics) B.Eng (Hons) Engineering (Manufacturing) B.Eng (Hons) Engineering (Automotive)

  • Application method: Apply directly to the College
  • Location: Havering College of Further and Higher Education
  • Validating Body: The Open University (OU)
  • Students who complete the course successfully will receive a B.Eng bachelor’s degree with honours from The Open University. Programmes are validated by The Open University and are subsequently revalidated as appropriate.
  • Professional body accreditation: Successful completion of this courses satisfies the academic requirements of UK-SPEC for accredited programmes leading to Incorporated Engineer (I.Eng) status.


Timetables are usually available one month before registration. Please note, whilst we make every effort to ensure that timetables are integrated and are as convenient as possible for our students, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week. Part-time classes are normally scheduled on one or two days per week for student convenience.


You will be taught through a combination of lectures, workshops and meetings with your personal tutor:

  • Lectures will provide you with most of the fundamental subject information knowledge that you will require and will be taught in large groups.
  • Meetings with your personal tutor will give you the opportunity to discuss topics in detail, highlight any areas of difficulty and discuss your progression through the course.
  • Workshop and simulation sessions will give you hands-on experience of engineering techniques and software, and as a part of your course will have access to the latest engineering simulation packages, including CAD, Matlab and SOLIDWORKS.

Independent learning

When you are not attending lectures, workshops or other timetabled sessions, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects, undertaking research in the library, preparing coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for examinations. Your independent learning will be supported by our excellent facilities, including the library and the learning zone.

Overall workload

Per week, you will typically have:

  • 7 hours of lectures
  • 1 hour of workshops and simulation sessions
  • 0.5 hours per fortnight of one-to-one meetings

Over the course of each year, you will spend 73% of your time in timetabled teaching and learning activity:

  • Teaching and learning and assessment: 8.25 hours
  • Independent learning: 3 hours

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2020-21 Course Guide

Havering College Course Guide 2020/21

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