Engineering BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma - City of Wolverhampton College

Engineering BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

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If you want a career in engineering, this course will give you an in depth knowledge of the industry and enable you to learn skills in a work-related environment.    

You will develop your understanding of the theory behind engineering principles, engineering technology and technical information and learn through a combination of practical and classroom-based sessions.   

This is a two year full-time course - the equivalent of 3 A levels - and, as part of the qualification, you will be required to undertake a work experience placement in a relevant industry setting.

To access this course you are required to have:  

  • Four or more GCSESs at Grade 5 or above including maths and English, and preferably science   

As part of the admissions process you will be required to attend an interview with an admissions tutor and complete an online assessment based on engineering principles  

During the course you will study the following units:  

  • Engineering principles 
  • Engineering design 
  • Working effectively as a team 
  • Commercial and quality principles 
  • Calculus 
  • Microcontrollers 

You will also have the opportunity to study a range of optional units including:  

  • Machining techniques 
  • Computer aided design 
  • Analogue electrical circuits 
  • Project 
  • Maintenance of mechanical systems 
  • Welding 
  • Fabrication 
  • Electro-electronic circuits  

By studying this course you will:  

  • Gain a an understanding of industry level skills 
  • Understand the importance of health and safety in the workplace  
  • Develop your maths skills, based around engineering principles 

Throughout the course you will be assessed in the following ways:

  • Practical observation
  • Assignment
  • Externally-marked assessments 

You will work towards achieving an overall grade for the qualification - pass/merit/distinction - along with individual grades for each unit taken.  

Completion of the course will enable you to:

  • Pursue an engineering apprenticeship
  • Progress to the BTEC Level 3 extended diploma in mechanical engineering 
  • Apply for a job in the engineering industry

We have a state-of-the-art modern engineering workshop equipped with a range of industry-standard equipment including millers, lathes, CNC tooling and laser cutters, 3D and 2D CAD suites, along with fabrication and welding equipment such as guillotines, folders, hand tools, TIG, MIG and MMA welders.   

Throughout the course you will have the opportunity to take part in a range of additional activities to enhance your learning such as industry visits, hearing from inspirational speakers, taking part in fundraising events and showcasing your talents in competitions.  

  

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05/09/2022

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