- Minimum 3 GCSE 3/D (English, Maths and Science) or
- A Pass in a relevant Level 1 qualification and a minimum GCSE Grade 3/D in Maths
If you do not meet these entry requirements please ask about our Level 1 programmes
You will develop your understanding and practical experience of specific engineering technologies. The course provides lots of hands on experience using the engineering equipment working to very high standards.
Who is the course suitable for?
This course is ideal if you're a school leaver with some engineering knowledge and experience, or you require some engineering skills in your role. The course is very practical and candidates will need to produce practical work pieces as well as complete a portfolio of evidence.
This course prepares you with skills and knowledge in a variety of topics that will prepare you for the next level of education or a job in the Engineering Sector. You will need to be prepared to attend college 3 days per week and attend work experience.
Examples of units you will study are:
- Engineering health and safety
- Engineering principles
- Principles of electrical and electronic technology
- Constructing, testing and fault finding electronic circuits
- Maintaining electrical wiring support systems
You will also have the opportunity to upgrade Maths and English GCSE subjects.
Development of Maths and English
Students who have not yet achieved at least a C grade in English and Maths will have to continue taking these subjects up to the age of 18, as per government requirements.
At Central Bedfordshire College Students who have a D in GCSE Maths and English will be required to retake these GCSE subjects in order to obtain at least a C grade at GCSE level.
Students who have achieved GCSE A C Grade in English and Maths will be expected to develop their skills further completing a applied English and/or Maths project.
Employability Skills Development
Your study programme includes 1 hour per week of employability skills development which includes Careers Education, support and guidance on progression opportunities.
How will the course be taught?
You will be taught by highly qualified and experienced professionals who will use a wide variety of teaching methods to help you to learn and progress to the next level.
Lectures, discussions, independent research, online exams and practical tasks in a vocational setting.
How will I know how well I am doing?
Every student has a personal tutor who will meet with their tutees on a regular basis to ensure they are making good progress. Tutors make sure that you receive regular feedback, manage your workload and meet college expectations.
Are there any additional costs?
Coming to college is a full time commitment and you will need to ensure that you have factored in the cost of travelling to college and potentially to a local work placement. We do recommend a few good resources that you can choose to purchase if you wish. We may request contributions are made to trips and outings.
What course can I do next?
You can progress into employment or onto the following City & Guilds qualifications:
- Level 3 Diploma in Engineering
Alternatively you could look for work or an Apprenticeship in related fields such as:
- Mechanical Engineer
- Maintenance Engineer
- Electronic Engineer
Where can I get further support / advice?
How do I join the course?
Fill in an application form and you will be invited for a presentation and interview with one of the tutors.
If you are aged 19 or over on the 31st August of the year you begin your course or if you are actively seeking employment and can provide evidence that youre in receipt of a state benefit e.g. job seekers, housing benefit- this course may be free!