If you are interested in a career in any engineering discipline, or plan to go on to university or a higher level Apprenticeship, then this professional course would be an ideal choice. This practical course will see you develop both hands-on skills and academic knowledge or Engineering. Teaching is a mixture if classroom based theory and practical work; you will learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. All of the work will be assessed through coursework. This is set and marked by your teacher.
|Qualification name||Extended Diploma in Engineering (QCF)|
|Awarding organisation||Pearson Education Ltd (Formerly EDEXCEL)|
|Course type||Classroom based|
|Course start date||1st September 2021|
At least five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including English Language or Maths. If your English Language is a D/3, your Maths must be at least a C/4 and vice versa or •A Level 2 BTEC Diploma or above and GCSE English Language or Maths at grade C/4 or above •Grade C/4 or above in GCSE English Language •Grade C/5 or above in GCSE Maths
You will be required to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during practical sessions. You may be able to borrow appropriate PPE from us for lessons, subject to availability, and we can supply you with your own overalls and boots for approximately £50. There will be many trips during the year some of which are compulsory and others which are for enrichment. Most trips will be less than £50, though each year there will be one large residential trip to a Motor Sport event that will cost in region of £500.
Teaching is a mixture of classroom based theory and practical work. Assessment is by assignment, either written or observed practical work; this will usually be based around an Engineering scenario that involves problem solving, application of knowledge, and skills learnt. The course is taught with a mixture of whole class, group and pair work, including: research tasks, practical tasks, presentations and projects. You’ll produce unique and imaginative work for the creative units, alongside detailed and accurate technical work in Mathematics and CAD. You will also benefit from the attention of Tutors in small groups to learn and develop your practical skills alongside your academic work, building towards designing something from concept through to construction.