Engineering (Level 3 Extended Diploma)

Engineering (Level 3 Extended Diploma)

Subject Area: Engineering & Welding Electronics

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Course Information

  • Start Date: Sep, 2021
  • Attendance: Full-time
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Course Code: 148588
  • Entry Requirements

    5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above including English and/or maths,

    or

    Level 2 in a related subject including GCSE English & maths at grade 4 (C) or above (or equivalent).

    Course Overview

    This course is based at our Ipswich campus.

    This study programme is aimed at giving students a wider view of the sector, which can include elements of mechanical, electrical and manufacturing engineering. This specialism allows students to focus on specific elements of electrical and electronic engineering, which can include electronic devices and circuits and power networks. Everyone taking this qualification will study these mandatory units:

    • Engineering Principles
    • Delivery of Engineering Processes Safely as a Team
    • Engineering Product Design and Manafacture
    • Applied Commercial and Quality Principles in Engineering
    • A specialist Engineering Project
    • Microcontroller Systems for Engineering

    Then students specialise in the second year in either Engineering or Electronic Engineering.

    Classroom-based theoretical units are delivered by highly qualified and experienced lecturers, who support you in learning to both work safely and 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 4 (C) or above in GCSE English or maths will need to study these subjects alongside their chosen qualification.

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    Course Highlights

    The study programme is mainly practical based and you will learn in our modern engineering workshop. You will develop your underpinning knowledge and related practical skills in a range of engineering subjects, with interaction 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.

    Core Skills Covered: Attention to Detail | Analytical Skills | Creativity | Problem Solving | Research | Technology
    

    Next Steps

    On completion of the course, successful students will have a qualification allowing them to progress directly onto an Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering or as a pathway to higher education.

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    Tuition Costs

    No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2021.

    For all students aged 19+ please contact Student Support.

    For details regarding fee remission, please visit our Tuition Fees page.

    Additional Costs

    Trips and visits, safety boots, polo shirt, and work overalls.