You will study 18 subjects to give you a good grounding in the basics of engineering as well as specialist knowledge of particular areas of mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering. This is a technical course, so you will learn all about engineering processes, theory and systems as well as developing an appreciation of engineering skills as part of your course.
During the first year of study, units include health and safety in the engineering workplace, communications for engineering technicians and mathematics.
The rest of the units you will take have been chosen to meet your needs. They include a wide range of units; mechanical/electrical/electronic principles, computer-aided design, further mathematics, engineering materials and many more. You will also continue to develop your mathematics, English and employability skills.
What else do I need to know?
As part of your course, you will engage with engineering companies to find out more about real-life engineering in a range of settings. There will also be opportunities to undertake work experience as part of the course.
Please note there will be additional costs for books, materials or other expenses.
You'll need a minimum of four or more high grades at GCSE in subjects relevant to the course you’d like to study, including English Language at grade 4 or above. You will need a grade 5 in mathematics and science. Alternatively you will require a good grade in BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Engineering.
How is it assessed?
You will complete a range of projects, assignments, presentations and practical activities. These will be assessed as you go through the course so that you know how you are doing. While there may be short tests, you will not have single, end-of-year examinations on this course.
What financial support is on offer?
This course is free for anyone aged 16 – 18. If you are outside this age group please contact 01782 254188.
College Maintenance Allowance (CMA): Anyone with a household income under £23,000 can receive up to £20 per week financial support to help pay for travel and meals and meet the costs of essential trips, books, stationery and equipment. The payments will be subject to full attendance on your course. A range of other financial support is available, depending on your personal circumstances. For more details visit www.nscg.ac.uk/finance
What can I do next?
Having completed the course, you will be well prepared to progress into higher education to study an honours degree in electrical, electronic or mechanical engineering at university. If you prefer to move into employment, you will be well placed to join an engineering company where you may have the chance to further your studies by completing an advanced, higher or degree apprenticeship.
How do I find out more?
Contact Ian Clarkson on 01782 254183 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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