Engineers are paramount for the continued development of the world around us. From designing and manufacturing aircraft, vehicles, bridges and buildings to the development of new technologies and new horizons engineers are leading the changes to the way people live, communicate and travel.
This course has been designed to give you the skills and knowledge you need to work in the engineering industry. As well as covering engineering in general you will also gain a broad experience of engineering’s multi-skilled technical roles to help you decide on your career path. This qualification forms part of the Level 2 Apprenticeship frameworks.
Units of Study: Engineering Environment Awareness; Engineering Techniques; Engineering Mathematics & Science Principles; Electrical & Electronic principles; Computer Numerical Control (turning techniques) and producing components from metal plate.
You will be taught in the iSTEM centre with state-of-the-art equipment and taught by industry experienced tutors. There will also be opportunities to work with real engineering employers.
You will complete projects to show your skills and this will be part of your assessment. You will also complete observed practical tasks and assignments (some will be timed).
On successful completion of this course you can progress to a relevant Level 3 course in Electrical & Electronic Engineering or Mechanical Engineering. This qualification is relevant to a wide range of engineering related careers including several engineering Apprenticeships. Career opportunities include: Aeronautical Engineer, Electrical & Electronic Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Manufacturing or Production Electrical Engineer, Maintenance & Service Engineer and a Project, Quality or Design Engineer.
For workshop activities you will need to purchase suitable overalls and work boots.
You will need four GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above including English Language and maths.