ALERT : Change to May Half-Term dates: Half-term for students will start on Thursday 21st May 2020, online teaching will start again on Monday 1st June 2020. This is because your teachers are working on calculated grades
Note: You will have seen in the news that some schools/colleges are preparing for students to return on 1st June. This is not the case for us. Please continue with your learning at home until you hear otherwise.
Ardleigh Green Campus is open – only for those students that have been identified as needing to attend. All other Havering Campuses remain closed.
If you have an interest in engineering or electronics and want a career in
industries such as aerospace, cars or telecommunications, then this course is
for you. The qualification includes mechanical, manufacturing, electronics and
theory sessions in essential engineering and you'll build your knowledge as well
as your academic and practical skills. You'll spend time in the workshop using
machine tools and marking out components.
You can expect to study:
Investigating an engineering product
Using and interpreting engineering information
Maths for engineering
Electronic circuit design
You must have GCSEs in Maths and English at grade 3 (D) or equivalent.
Where will it take me?
Successful completion of this course can lead to progression onto the BTEC
Level 3 Foundation Diploma and Extended Diploma in Engineering, as well as 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
mechanical/fabrication engineering industry or if they wish to seek a vocational
apprenticeship or trainee role.
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
Most units are internally assessed which enables students to receive feedback
on their progress throughout the course. The course also includes an externally
assessed unit within its core.