What opportunities will this course give me?
This practical course is recommended for those that wish to develop a career in maintenance and manufacturing engineering. Learners will be encouraged to undertake maths and English to enable access to the level 3 courses.
The progression route for this programme is to an EAL Level 3 engineering course and HNC courses
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 will I be learning?
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 industry work.
Why is this course for me?
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 exams, online exams and practical assessments.
What do I need to sign up?
You will need 4 GCSEs at Grade 3 or higher including English and Maths.
All learners without a GCSE at grade A*-C or 9-4 in English or Maths will be required, as a condition of the programme, to undertake either a GCSE or Functional Skills programme. Therefore, if you enter a programme with a Grade 3 in English or Maths, you will be required to take English or Maths as well.
You will require an interview with subject specialist staff to ensure you have a good understanding of the course you are applying for. Attendance and attainment reports from previous education will also be required.
Adult learners may apply for any of our full time and apprenticeship programmes and your vocational experience will also be taken into consideration alongside existing qualifications.
The programme is fully funded for learners aged 16-18. Fees may apply for 19+.
No previous experience of engineering is required although an understanding would be beneficial.
Is there anything else 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. Eastleigh College will provide access to all other PPE as appropriate for the qualification and units selected.
All learners enrolled on a full-time study programme are expected to attend a compulsory work or industry placement during their course. The number of hours of placement will vary from 35 hours through to 750 hours, this variance is due to the differing types of assessment on each course.
Learners should be aware that this is compulsory part of their study programme and work / industry placements will take place during the college week.
Please note that all courses are subject to minimum numbers and course descriptions may be subject to change. A place on your chosen course is not confirmed until all of the necessary enrolment paperwork is signed and any relevant fees are paid. The team will be in touch to discuss this with you, once your application has been processed.
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