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Study Programme - Engineering Mechanical Pathway Level 1, 2 & 3

Including: Level 1 Performing Engineering Operations, Level 2 Performing Engineering Operations, Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Technology, Level 3 Certificate Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge), Level 3 Extended Diploma Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge) Mechanical

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Study Programme - Engineering Mechanical Pathway Level 1, 2 & 3Available for applications
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Course Details
Location Castleford Campus
Level Level 1
Level Level 2
Level Level 3
Start Date September
Duration Level 1 and 2: One year Level 3: Certificate One year progressing to Extended Diploma One year
Mode of Study Full time
Awarding Body EAL and/or Pearson BTEC
Offering Code CQL1PEO1F000 DQL2PEF1F000 DQL2PEO1F000 DPL2ETE1F000 CTL3AME1F000 DEL3AME1F000
Progression within Wakefield College Yes
Residential No
Day Trips Yes
Opportunity for Placement Yes
Mandatory Placement Yes
 
Course Overview

Are you interested in a career in Engineering?

This study programme focuses on performance using practical skills, knowledge and understanding. 

Level 3 Certificate is designed to help you gain a wide range of technical skills and knowledge which will enable you to progress to the second year of Extended Diploma Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge) where you will be able to specialise in Mechanical Engineering.

Level 3 Extended Diploma Advanced Manufacturing Engineering is studied over two years unless you have completed Level 3 Certificate first.

Future Career and Earning Potentials:
Welder £16K-£35K
Maintenance Fitter £16K-£35K
Mechanical Engineering £22K-£55K
Mechanical Engineering Technician £18K-£40K
Manufacturing Systems Engineer £22K-£40K
(Source: National Careers Service)

Please Note: Work placement opportunities will be available at all levels.

What you will Study

This study programme will cover a range of the topics and units at each level, some of which are listed below:

If you haven’t already achieved GCSE English and maths at grade 4 you will study this as part of your study programme.

You will study Health & Safety at all levels.

Level 1 Performing Engineering Operations

• Working safely in an engineering environment
• Working efficiently and effectively in engineering
• Working Safely in an engineering environment
Plus, optional engineering units.

Level 2 Performing Engineering Operations
• Fitting
• Machining using lathes and milling machines
• Welding
• Gas cutting and thick plate fabrication

AND/OR
Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Technology

• Engineering environment awareness
• Engineering techniques
• Engineering principles
Plus, optional engineering units.

Level 3 Extended Diploma Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge) Mechanical

YEAR 1 (Level 3 Certificate Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge) General
Communications
Mathematics
Health and Safety
Engineering materials
Mechanical principles
Hydraulics & pneumatics
Engineering drawing
Electronic devices
Electrical and Electronic principles

YEAR 2 (Level 3 Extended Diploma Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge) Mechanical
Engineering project (Double Unit)
Further engineering maths
Application of mechanical systems
CAD
Further mechanical principles
Primary forming
Calculus
Business operations

How you will Learn

Practical, hands-on activities and portfolio building. Classroom-based theory lessons, practical sessions in the laboratory or workshop and directed assignment work.

 

You will need time for independent study to complete assignments.

How you will be Assessed

By continuous assessment in theory and practice and combination of short answer tests, practical assignments, and online examination.

Level 3 – all units in this qualification are internally assessed and subject to external standards verification.

The qualification and units are graded Pass/Merit/Distinction.

Entry Requirements

Level 1
3 GCSEs 9-1

Level 2
5 GCSEs 9-3, including English and Maths
OR
Level 1 Performing Engineering Operations plus GCSE grade 3 in English and Maths

Level 3 Certificate
4 GCSEs 9-4 including English and two sciences at GCSE grade 4, and maths at grade 5

Level 3 Extended Diploma
4 GCSEs 9-4 including English and two sciences at GCSE grade 4, and maths at grade 5  (2 years)
OR
Level 3 Certificate in Advanced Engineering (1 year)

Attendance - Please note This is part of a full-time study programme. It may be available as a standalone fee paying course that is not part of a full-time study programme subject to sufficient interest. For further information call the Course Information Team on 01924 789111.
Fee Information

Tuition and certification are free if you are aged 16-18. Related additional costs may include materials, equipment, visits, and residentials, which are payable by all students.

Any student registered with an Awarding Body who has been given free entry and subsequently withdraws or is withdrawn by a tutor will incur the certification fee associated with the course. Any re-sit examination will incur a cost.

Different fees apply to international/overseas students and those studying this qualification as a standalone course.

Financial Support Information For more detailed information on financial support please contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789304
Further Study

On successful completion and with the required English and maths grades you can progress through the levels.

Full-time study at university to gain an Engineering degree or HND. Those in employment could progress to the HNC Higher National Certificate in General Engineering (Mechanical) or HNC Higher National Certificate in General Engineering at Wakefield College.

Career Opportunities You could also apply for a wide range of highly skilled jobs in the engineering or manufacturing industry.
How to Apply

Please complete a full-time application form.

If you require an application form or details on how to enrol, please contact Course Information on 01924 789111.

For Further Details

Please contact Charlie Gilkeson on 01924 789467 or Course Information on 01924 789111.

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To see our upcoming Open Events and to sign-up for priority entry, please click here:  https://www.wakefield.ac.uk/college-life/events/

Course Groups (W) Foundation Learning (FLEX)
Course Groups (W) Vocational Course
Subject Area (W) Engineering
Client Group (W) 16-18
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Information last amended: 01 September 2021 12:46

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