Engineering (Electrical Pathway)
BTEC - Diploma
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About the course:
This course provides you with the opportunity to build on the skills, knowledge and understanding gained at level 1 and develop a better understanding of the personal skills you will need to embark on a successful career in engineering.
The engineering sector continues to suffer from a skills gap and needs to keep up with rapidly developing technologies. New entrants to the engineering sector need to build the underpinning knowledge and specific skills needed to meet the needs of modern engineering industries.
The BTEC Firsts in Engineering have been designed with flexible qualification structures and a wide range of units to provide opportunities for learners who intend progressing into technician roles as well as for those who are not yet based in industry and wish to gain an understanding of engineering
Many students who have sucessfully completed this course have either gone on to secure employment through the apprenticeship scheme or have progressed on to the level 3 BTEC National award in Engineering
The course consists of eight Level 2 Units.
Working Safely and Effectively in Engineering, Interpreting and Using Engineering Information, Mathematics for Engineering Technicians, Applied Electrical and Mechanical Science for Engineering, Using Computer Aided Drawing Techniques in Engineering, Operation and Maintenance of Electrical Systems and Components, Operation and Maintenance of Electronic Systems and Components and Electronic Circuit Construction
Minimum 3 GCSE’s D/C profile’s, including English and Maths. Students who have studied at Level 1 / City Horizons will need to have achieved a minimum of a Level 1 Diploma or a Level 1 Certificate alongside a Work Skills Qualification and completed functional skills in English and Maths at Level 1. City Horizons students will require 5 “green lights” in their final student review. Individual cases where the minimum grade is not achieved may still gain access via an entry interview and skills test.
Teaching and learning will take place in a modern teaching environment with appropriate workshop facilities. While a practical approach to the course will be encouraged and used, some subjects require a more academic approach to deliver the underpinning knowledge
Students will be required to provide their own safety shoes and overalls when working in the workshop. Students will also be required to provide their own scientific calculator and stationery necessary to complete the course.
All other equipment and materials will be provided
The course is based on continual assessment, assignments being completed by the student throughout the course. Students are supported throughout the assessment process to help them achieve the different grading levels of either pass, merit or distinction.
By successfully undertaking the BTEC First Diploma in Engineering you should acquire increased self reliance and an awareness of the vocational skills needed in the engineering sector. This will give you a strong starting point for entering the workplace in an appropriate support role, following additional training and encouragement.
Having achieved the BTEC First Diploma in Engineering, it may be possible to further your personal development and employability by undertaking another BTEC qualification in a vocational area that interests you. Alternatively, you could progress to a qualification at Level 3, such as a BTEC National Award in Engineering, or you could work towards an NVQ (National Vocational Qualification) in a specific area of skills, especially if you would be working in a related area
If you would like any further information about this course or would like to arrange an interview, please contact student services on 023 8057 7400.