Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Engineering

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What are the Course Details?

This 1-year level 3 course will help you to progress into a career in Mechanical Engineering and encompasses the essential skills, knowledge and understanding needed to gain confidence and progression. Throughout the course you will learn how to develop your mechanical skills in preparation for further study or an apprenticeship.

Is the Course for Me?

All engineers have the potential to have a fantastic career and to earn a great wage. You can do this whilst travelling the world, improving people’s lives, helping to solve some of the world’s big problems and working with some of the most interesting people on the planet.

What are the Entry Requirements?

Level 2 Certificate in Mechanical Engineering or 4 GCSE grade 4 or grade C; including English, and Maths at grade B or above.

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?

The course comprises 5 units:
Engineering Principles
Engineering Product Design and manufacture
Delivery of Engineering Processes Safely as a Team
Hydraulics & Pneumatics
Electronics Devices

How will I Learn?

The course is delivered through a series of practical and classroom based studies

How will I be Assessed?

Assignments and end-point assessment comprising of short answer questions

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 our programmes.

What can I Progress to?

You can progress to a National Diploma or Extended National Diploma. Alternatively, this course makes a perfect base for an apprenticeship or full time employment

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.