Start Date: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
September Level 2 Full-Time Blyth Campus Full-time Vocational

What’s it all about?

This course is designed as standalone one-year full time course in Engineering, that develops an understanding of general Engineering principles and supports progression to Level 3, an apprenticeship or into Employment.

This course is for students who wish to follow a career in mechanical/manufacturing engineering and electrical/electronic engineering.

You will learn how to use engineering manuals and workshop diagrams and learn how to use different engineering machinery and equipment, basic electronics and welding. Ideal if you are considering a career in mechanical/manufacturing or electrical/electronic engineering.

You should have 2 GCSE's at Grade 4/C or above in mathematics, English and Science including grade 4 in mathematics or a relevant Level 1 qualification.

Study level Cost
19+ please enquire

The course is comprised of a mixture of externally set exams and internally set assessments. Your progress will be assessed at regular intervals for each subject using classroom and workshop-based assignments. They will need to be completed within a specified period of time then handed in by a set deadline date. There are two examinations for this course.

Good understanding of Mathematics and English is required with a minimum of grade 4 in Maths as a prerequisite. English and Mathematics are important life skills that will help you to achieve your best in your studies and progress to your dream career. If you have not already achieved grade 9-4 in GCSE Mathematics and/ or English at school, we will support you to improve your skills.

Learners are required to complete 30 hours of work placement/ experiance.

We have links with local Offshore/Renewables Energy companies and a variety of other Engineering companies.

This is a full time course, Monday - Friday 09:00am to 4:15pm. Days and times are subject to change. Timetables confirmed at start of term.

The duration of the academic year is from September to June. Monday - Friday, 09:00am - 16:15pm. Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.

The aim of this course is to give learners the opportunity to gain broad knowledge and understanding of, and develop skills in, the Engineering sector, support progression to specialised Level 3 qualifications in Engineering, or to an Apprenticeship and give learners the opportunity to enter and follow a career in mechanical/manufacturing engineering, electrical/electronic and other wide range of Engineering sector job roles.

Unit 1 - The Engineering World (30) - Mandatory
Unit 2 - Investigating an Engineered Product (30) - Mandatory
Unit 3 - Health and Safety in Engineering (30) - Optional
Unit 5 - Engineering Materials (30) - Optional
Unit 6 - Computer Aided Engineering (30) - Optional
Unit 8 - Electronic Circuit Design and Construction (60) - Optional
Unit 9 - Interpreting and Using Engineering Information (30) - Mandatory
Unit 10 - Mathematics for Engineering (30) - Mandatory
Unit 11 - Electrical and Mechanical Science for Engineering (30) - Optional
Unit 12 – Engineering Design (60) – Optional
Unit 13 – Engineering Assembly (30) - Optional
Unit 15 – Operating an Efficient Workplace (60) - Optional

BTEC Pearson

Offshore wind is a growing part of the UK’s electricity mix. By 2020 it will be supplying 10% of our power needs, and this is set to increase to
30% by 2030. That means growth in employment too.

In the UK, there are 11,000 people directly employed in the offshore wind sector, and this is set to grow to 21,000 by 2030. For every person directly employed, one person is also employed ‘indirectly’, which means they work for companies which supply offshore wind companies.

The government made an announcement about the future of offshore wind. They claimed, among other things, that the UK can become the “Saudi Arabia of wind”. They also stated that they would spend £160 million to upgrade ports and factories for building wind turbines and raised the garget for offshore wind power capacity from 30 gigawatts to 40 gigawatts by 2030.

What’s next?

On successful completion of the course you will be encouraged to consider progression onto a level 3 in Engineering course, seek progression as a level 3 apprentice or you could continue your career by gaining employment.

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