Course Code
28320 18E
Course Title
Level 1
1 year
Entry Requirements
2 GCSE E-G Grades (English and Maths) or A Pass in a relevant Entry Level qualification and a GCSE Grade E-G in English or Maths
Start Date
Days and Times

Entrance requirements

2 GCSE E – G Grades (English and Maths) or ?A Pass in a relevant Entry Level qualification and a GCSE Grade E-G in English or Maths

Course Description

Level 2 is ideal if you have some knowledge and basic skills in engineering - probably from a role where you work under supervision. You would like to increase your skills and perhaps progress on to more advanced qualifications. You will develop core engineering skills that are valued in the sector.

The PEO allows you to learn, develop and apply the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the engineering sector.

Who is the course suitable for?

If exams are not your preferred method of study and you want to keep your options open to either work or higher education then one of these options may be right for you It is for learners who are just starting out in their engineering career and require a broad range of competencies to enable safe progression to higher level engineering qualifications or into the workplace.

Course content

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. • Working safely in an engineering environment • Carrying out engineering activities efficiently and effectively • Using and communicating technical information • Making components using hand tools and fitting techniques • Assembling electronic circuits You will study 5 units and will be expected to attend additional Maths and English sessions as part of the Study Programme

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.

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 2 NVQ Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations – Electronics Pathway

Alternatively you could look for work in related fields such as:

• Intermediate Apprenticeship in Engineering • Maintenance Engineer • Electronic Engineer

Where can I get further support / advice?

Contact the college on 01582 477 776 or go to our website:

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

Course Fees

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 you’re in receipt of a state benefit e.g. job seekers, housing benefit- this course may be free!

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