Engineering has a hand in designing nearly everything you come into contact with within your daily lives, such as homes, cars, computers, mobile phones and game consoles. This course will allow you to develop an understanding of engineering disciplines and prepares you for working in this exciting industry.
Your lessons will take place in the Sonardyne Centre, our superbly-equipped engineering building. You will spend time in both the classroom, learning basic principles and theory, and in the engineering workshop, where you will learn a range of practical engineering processes and skills. You will also spend a minimum of 45 days on an industrial placement where you will work closely with a leading employer either every week or on a block placement to help you develop the right knowledge, technical skills and behaviours for working in this exciting sector.
This course ensures you can rival all students, with a unique blend of both academic and industry experience with a work placement, giving you the real-world skills you require for future employment.
Grade 4 or above in English Language GCSE, grade 5 or above in Mathematics and Science GCSE and three additional GCSEs at grade 4 or above.
This Engineering, Manufacturing and Design T Level includes the following core units:
In Year 2 you will have the choice of which occupational specialism you study and these will be specialist units to develop specific knowledge and skills in either Mechanical Engineering or Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
You will be taught on campus three days a week with a full time programme of lessons in our engineering workshops. We provide the specialist knowledge and industry expertise to prepare you for employment with some of the best engineering companies and employers. You will also work with one of our partner employers, each one leaders in their field, who will help you apply the theory and skills learnt in college to real industry applications.
You will be assessed through an exam, industrial placement, work-based project and synoptic assessment.
On completion of the Engineering, Manufacturing and Design T Level, you could secure jobs such as mechanical design engineer, materials engineer, manufacturing design engineer and electrical/electronic design engineer.
My time at the college was definitely life changing, I have learnt a lot of new skills, and obviously it’s a completely new experience. The support was great, there was always people there to help and try make it as easy as they can for you. The college is really fantastic, it has helped me on the way to get to what I want to achieve within my career goals.Erin Morgan, BTEC student
I’m very, very happy, I didn’t expect to do so well. The College has been helpful and supportive. I loved my courses, and the teachers were really good – every single one of them. The facilities are great, but it’s the staff that really make this place.Matthew Randell, A Level student
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