If you're in year 11 or 12 and are looking to take the next steps towards your career these courses are for you. Our vast selection of vocational courses span a range of subjects and combine academic study with practical skills. Study in industry standard facilities and use our industry links to prepare for progression
|Qualification name||BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Engineering|
|Awarding organisation||Pearson Education Ltd (Formerly EDEXCEL)|
|Course type||Classroom based|
|Course start date||11th September 2023|
|Cost description||This course is part of the Free Courses for Jobs offer and may be funded by the government for eligible adults. Check for eligibility at Free courses for jobs - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)|
Five GCSES, four at grade 4 including English, and one at grade 5 in maths. Alternatively, a level 2 academic route qualification.
Design and manufacture products in an engineering context. Use technology for computer aided design. Acquire knowledge of electronic devices and circuits. Measure electronics and test circuits. CNC (extended diploma). Weld (extended diploma). Understand programmable logic controllers (PLCs) (extended diploma).
After the foundation diploma, progression may include further study to gain the extended diploma, an advanced apprenticeship, a HNC/HND, Access to HE in Engineering, or relevant employment. After the extended diploma, progression may include degree level study, a HNC/HND, an advanced apprenticeship, Access to HE in Engineering, or relevant employment.