The engineering industry is expanding rapidly and training is now being delivered for jobs that do not yet exist, so that learners can enter the industry with the new skills that will be required in future years. The advancements in technology are huge and we aim to deliver a study programme that is at the cutting edge of the latest technologies. This course has been designed in partnership with leading engineering firm, Liberty Speciality Steels, so that students learning in this academy can benefit from the input of an industry professional, as well as learning in specialist facilities at our Olive Grove Campus. Following an engineering pathway at The Sheffield College will provide you with a wealth of career and higher education opportunities to consider which will lead on to continuous professional development within industry.
The Liberty Steel Female Engineering Academy is a specialist engineering route designed to encourage a greater number of female students to enter the engineering industry. There is a well documented shortage of women in the engineering sector, and the aim of this academy is to address this shortage by empowering female students to learn and develop the skills required for a career in engineering.
Designed in conjunction with Liberty Speciality Steel, this specialist, all-female academy programme will give students the knowledge and skills to enter the engineering sector, with a focus on electrical technology and electronics. Students of the academy will benefit from the input of an industry professional, taking part in talks, workshops and work experience with the academy sponsor.
This study programme will provide students with a variety of skills relating to engineering, electrical technology and electronics. Specialist subjects such as engineering design and electrical installation are delivered, as well as core engineering topics that include engineering maths, electronic principles, and health and safety. The course is comprised of 2 core units and 7 specialist units, and students will also complete an engineering project in order to gain experience of managing the engineering process of a project from start to finish.
Students will develop their academic study skills and the ability to undertake independent learning throughout the programme. There is an expectation that students will actively participate in discussions, group and individual activities. In addition to the core learning objectives, students of this specialist all-female academy will benefit from a variety of opportunities to interact with Liberty Steel - including site visits, guest speakers, possible work experience placements and job interviews.
Over the duration of the programme students will study the following units:
• Health and Safety in the engineering workplace
• Electrical and Electronic Principles
• Mathematics for engineering technicians
• Mechanical Principles and applications
• Engineering design
• Properties and applications of engineering materials
• Engineering drawing for technicians
• Principles and applications of electronic devices and circuits
• Electrical installation
5 GCSEs at grade 4/C or above, including English Language, Maths and Science.
Assessment across all units is in the form of assignments. There may also be some units which require you to give a presentation.
This qualification can lead to careers as an electrical engineer working with PLC’s, electrical machines, electrical power and automation.