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What career opportunities can this lead to?

The practical course is recommended for those that wish to develop a career in maintenance and manufacturing engineering. The programme is also designed to supplement the Level 3 for those students whose Maths grade is only achieved at GCSE Foundation level.

The progression route for this programme is to a City and Guilds or BTEC Level 3 in Engineering, an Apprenticeship or employment in the industry.

A career in Engineering could take you to a vast range of industries, including aerospace, automotive, food and drink, marine, medical, IT, construction, nuclear, or even space. There are opportunities to work as a mechanical, electrical or chemical engineer in most industries, where you could focus on the research and design elements or take a more hands-on approach with manufacturing and maintenance.  

What are the entry requirements?

You will require a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade A*-D / 9-3 including English and Maths or possess an equivalent relevant qualification. All students should have good attendance and attainment reports from a previous school or college, and demonstrate enthusiasm and motivation at interview. No previous experience of engineering is required although an understanding would be beneficial.

What does this programme involve?

The programme provides students with the basic building blocks of engineering, acting as an introduction to other engineering programmes. Over the year, students will complete units in Health and Safety, Computer Aided Design, Using Lathes for Turning Operations, Hand Fitting skills, Employability and Work Skills. The programme is designed for learners to be practically competent in the engineering

How is the programme taught and assessed?

You will learn through a mixture of theory and practical sessions. Visits and trips will be used to allow students to visualise certain elements of the programme.

You will be assessed through written underpinning knowledge, written exams, online exams and practical assessments which assemble to produce a functional product.

What else do I need to know?

You will need to provide yourself with pens, pencils paper and a lever-arch file for your notes. You will also need to provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for practical lessons. This includes appropriate safety footwear and overalls or dustcoat. Eastleigh College will provide access to all other PPE as appropriate for the qualification and units selected.

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Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
PEOEE Eastleigh College 9/9/2019 Full-Time Full-Time Full-Time   £1,665.00 Apply now

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