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This course aims to equip new and existing personnel working in the general engineering field with the necessary skills required by a technician. It provides a good background in technical engineering and supports underpinning knowledge for NVQ's at level 3. it is a recognised technical certificate for the advanced apprenticeship (Level 3).
The main course topics include the following;
GCSEs in English, Maths and a Science subject at grade C or above for recent school leavers. The following may also be acceptable: BTEC First Certificate or Diploma, certain C&G qualifications, BTEC GNVQ Intermediate. Applications from mature persons without any of these above may be considered. Registration requirements Registration with the Business and Technology Education Council (BTEC) awarding body is required by those who wish to obtain the qualification. You may register at the the college during enrolment.
You will be assessed by producing evidence that meets the outcomes of each unit. Assessment is continuous and includes assignments, projects and presentations together with any work related projects that may meet the requirements. It is likely that the evidence provided will include and involve real work based projects from your employer or other related companies.
The successful completion of this course provides you with the progression to further Higher Education programmes such as a HNC or a Foundation Degree. The qualification is recognised by the Professional bodies towards registration as a Professional Engineer.