Level 1 Certificate in Engineering
|Mode of study||Vocational Full-time|
|Campus||London Road Campus|
|Start date||6 January 2025|
|Course code||FLR1ENG (2425)|
Who is it for?
This is a fantastic course to introduce you to a career in engineering. You’ll start by learning the basics, which will enable you to progress onto other engineering courses or apprenticeships. Our experienced and dedicated teachers will guide you through the course requirements in our purpose-built engineering classrooms and provide you with the practical knowledge.
A minimum of two GCSEs at grade 3, including Maths. Other suitable experience will also be considered.
What does the course involve?
This fascinating course covers a range of topics including:
- MIG / MMA welding
- Sheet metal fabrication
- Hand-fitting equipment
You will select two units to suit your requirements, plus the compulsory ‘Working in Engineering’ unit. Additional activities include industry visits, guest speakers, fundraising events, and competitions.
Students will be required to attend Maths and English (GCSE or Functional Skills Level 2) depending on prior achievements and initial assessments.
How is the course assessed?
Assesment for this course Includes online and written exams, practical assessment, and completion of a portfolio of coursework.
6 months (January start only)
On successful completion of this course, you can progress to the Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering or Fabrication & Welding. An alternative option would be to do an apprenticeship in Engineering or Fabrication. Both these progression routes are available through Shrewsbury Colleges Group.
We’ll supplement the classroom teaching with visits to engineering companies to observe the skills you are learning being put into practice.
What do I do next?
You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button. You can also apply for a second, alternative programme of study such as A Levels via a separate application. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring Admissions on 01743 342346 or email email@example.com
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering
Previous school: Church Stretton School
I came here because I'm interested in Engineering. I really enjoyed doing my final project and having the creativity to come up with my own design and I have also enjoyed working with hydraulics. I achieved D*D*D* in my Diploma and am now going on to do an Apprenticeship. The teachers are helpful and the equipment at the College is state-of-the-art.
Level 3 in Engineering
Previous school: Holy Trinity School, Telford
Level 2 was mostly practical and this year on Level 3 there is a lot of theory and it's preparing me for university. I live outside of Shrewsbury and the transport links to the College are good.
Level 2 Fabrication and Welding
Previous school: Charlton School
I’m a practical person, so I wanted to do something with my hands. I didn’t have any experience before, but the teachers were really good at guiding me through. I’m a bit of a perfectionist, so the fact that the staff let me work to my own pace really helped. I have now secured an Apprenticeship with Caterpillar in Shrewsbury, and I can see myself being there for some time. I’m sure it wouldn’t have happened unless I’d been on this course as at my interview they seemed really impressed with what I was doing.
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