Level 3 BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Engineering

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What are the Course Details?

Do you have a passion for engineering and are looking to build the skills needed for a fulfilling and exciting career? Look no further!

This Level 3 qualification will help you to progress into a career in mechanical engineering. Throughout the course you will learn how to develop your mechanical skills in preparation for a career in engineering.

Is the Course for Me?

A career in Engineering is perfect for those who like to be hands-on and enjoy practical learning opportunities. The area offers an opportunity to develop skills and knowledge required by employers in engineering such as fundamental concepts, principles and theories. There is a huge demand locally and nationally for engineers and now is a great time to be thinking about it as your future.

What are the Entry Requirements?

Level 3 Diploma in Mechanical Maintenance Engineering.

If you haven’t already achieved a GCSE grade 4 or grade C in English or maths, then you will study either GCSE or functional skills English or maths alongside your other qualifications.

What will I Learn?

Mandatory Units:
- Engineering and environmental health and safety
- Maintenance engineering principles
- Employability skills

Optional Units:
- Maths in engineering
- Computer aided design
- Maintenance of mechanical systems
- Mechanical engineering principles

Students can study a range of GCSEs or AS Levels alongside their main vocational qualification.

*Please note there are additional qualifications available, this will be discussed with you at interview.

How will I Learn?

You will learn through a combination of classroom sessions and practical activity.

How will I be Assessed?

40% of assessment is by exam and 60% by coursework

Are there any Trips or Visits?

Students may have the opportunity to study additional subjects and participate in sporting, social or enterprising activities. Examples of the various activities will be made available to you by your tutors. Opportunities are varied and change each year.

Is there any Work Experience?

We plan to offer work experience, employer talks, employer visits and other employer involvement in all of our programmes.

What can I Progress to?

After completing your course you could progress on to study engineering or related fields at a university. Alternatively, you could progress straight into employment in the engineering industry including an apprenticeship. Studying mechanical engineering could lead to a career in machining, plant maintenance, manufacturing and many other opportunities.

What Equipment is Required?

Equal Opportunities for All
The College is committed to reducing and eliminating all forms of disadvantage and discrimination by legislation and positive action.
The progression towards equality will ensure that no group receives less favourable treatment, thereby enabling all learners, regardless of race, religious belief, gender, sexuality, gender reassignment, pregnancy/maternity, age and disability to have equal access to the provision of goods, services, education, training, facilities and premises.
The College will develop relevant procedures to eliminate all forms of direct, indirect and combined discrimination relating to the equality strands (the ‘protected characteristics’ as defined within the tenets of the Equality Act 2010).

NB: Detailed content of this course could change as a result of Awarding Body updates.