This study programme gives you a broad knowledge and understanding of general engineering techniques used within the engineering sector. Carrying out practical activities in a realistic workshop environment, you will learn a range of intermediate fitting, sheet-metal work and machine skills. Classroom based theoretical units are delivered by highly qualified and experienced lecturers, who support you in learning to work safely, effectively and to make efficient use of resources and materials. You must pass all practical and theory elements of the programme to achieve this nationally recognised qualification.
All students who have not achieved a grade C or grade 4, or above in GCSE English or maths or both will need to study an English or/and maths qualification alongside their chosen main qualification.
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Level 1 Performing Engineering Operations, or a profile of GCSEs at a grade D or grade 3, or above, including maths and English
The study programme is mainly practical based and you will learn in our modern engineering workshop. You will develop your practical skills and interact with local employers, who will share their knowledge and experience with you. You will also attend various exhibitions, such as the Duxford Engineering Technology Skills Exhibition.
The study programme will also develop your personal, social and employability skills, which includes opportunities to work on community projects and to explore the various career pathways within the engineering industry.
On completion of the course, successful students will have a qualification allowing them to progress directly onto an Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering.
No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2017.
For all students aged 19+ please visit our website www.suffolk.ac.uk.
Details regarding fee remission and Advanced Learning Loans can also be found at the above website.
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"I loved this course - it was so hands on - just right! The support from the tutors and the facilities are brilliant; state-of-the-art technology, excellent coffee and access to Goals and the sports centre."