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Qualification name Foundation Technical Level Engineering
Qualification level 3
Awarding organisation AQA Education
Learning method Classroom based
Course hours Full-time
Course start date 9th September 2024
Cost description You will need to buy appropriate protective clothing including protective footwear, overalls, goggles, gloves, ear protection and masks. There may be trips to local companies where you may be asked to contribute to travel costs.
Attendance pattern Daytime

Discover the learning experience and opportunities you can expect from this course.

This course is ideal for those students who are interested in pursuing a degree in engineering or going on to a higher level apprenticeship. It can be taken as a single or a double A Level equivalent alongside one or two other subjects.

Find out what qualifications and skills you will need for this course.

At least 5 GCSEs graded 9-4 including English and 5/5 or above in Double Award Science and 5 or above in Maths.

View the key features of this course.

You will study units on Engineering Principles. Delivery of Engineering Processes Safely as a Team and Engineering Product Design and Manufacture as well as other units which may include a Specialist Engineering Project and Manufacturing Secondary Processes. The course covers the theory of engineering principles including relevant maths and physics. Within some of the units there is practical work involving CAD and machining in the workshop.

Find out more about exams, assignments and assessments.

The course is partly assessed via exams and part coursework. For the single A Level equivalent course, the Extended Certificate it is 67% externally assessed. The 2 A Level Diploma course is 33% externally assessed.

Students completing this course are able to progress on to study Engineering at university (A Level Maths may be required alongside), go on to a higher-level apprenticeship or go into employment.

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Name Bexhill College
Address Penland Road
Bexhill on Sea
East Sussex
TN40 2JG
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Phone 01424 214545
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