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Engineering Level 3 Extended Diploma
Qualification:
 
Date:
September 
Days:
TBA 
Study Mode
Full Time 
Assessment:
Coursework 
Level:
Area:
Engineering 
Course Code:
CFNEN1 
 
Entry Requirements
5 GCSEs at A*-C or acceptable alternatives. Must include English Language, Science and Maths (Maths preferably at a B to cope with the demands of the course).

You will be required to study functional skills or GCSE maths or English if you do not already hold a minimum of GCSE grade C. (Many universities and employers ask for a minimum of GCSE grade C in both Maths and English).
 
 

Engineering Level 3 Extended Diploma

This course provides the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in the design, development, manufacture and production of engineering products and systems.


About the Course

Two year full time course aimed at school leavers with an A-C grade profile. Equivalent to 3 A levels. There is a strong mathematical focus to this course and we recommend that applicants work towards the higher tier GCSE paper in Maths and aim for a B. This will ensure you have covered the necessary mathematical elements to cope with the demands of the course.


Key Units

Key topics covered on the course will include: 


  • Health & Safety
  • Communications
  • Maths
  • Mech Principles
  • Electronic Principles
  • Eng Drawing
  • CAD
  • Primary Processes
  • Secondary Processes
  • Materials
  • Project (double unit)
  • Further Mech principles
  • Further Maths
  • Measure & Inspect
  • CNC
  • CAM
  • Set & prove Secondary Machines

You will also complete an Engineering Project as part of the course. You are expected to work independently on assignment work away from the college.




Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at A*-C or acceptable alternatives. Must include English Language, Science and Maths (Maths preferably at a B to cope with the demands of the course).


You will be required to study functional skills or GCSE maths or English if you do not already hold a minimum of GCSE grade C. (Many universities and employers ask for a minimum of GCSE grade C in both Maths and English).


Assessment

Coursework


Where does this Lead

The next step could be to our own Foundation Degree in Engineering, other Higher Education courses in this area or into employment in the field.


Tell Me More

Qualification Title:
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering. This course carries UCAS points equivalent to 3 A levels. Please check the UCAS website for more details.


Will this course suit me?
This course would suit you if you are looking for a career in product design, aerospace, manufacturing, electronics, electrical engineering, or the automotive industry as a project leader or designer.

There are work experience opportunities both in the UK and abroad. The Engineering department has developed links with an Engineering firm in Germany. There will also be chance to take part in foreign trips for example recent visits have been to BMW and Allianz Arena in Munich and Skoda in Prague.

You will be encouraged to enter Engineering competitions to test and stretch your knowledge. Previous students won a national competition for building the best spaghetti bridge. Visits to national Engineering events at venues such as the NEC in Birmingham will help keep you up to date with current trends in the field of Engineering.




Extra Costs

PPE (boots & overalls) are required in second year