Level 1 Certificate in Engineering
|Mode of study||Vocational Full-time|
|Campus||London Road Campus|
|Start date||8 January 2024|
|Course code||FLR1ENG (2324)|
A minimum of two GCSEs at grade 3, including Maths, or suitable experience.
What does the course involve?
This is a fantastic course to introduce you to a career in engineering. You’ll start by learning the basics, which will equip you for future progression onto other engineering courses or apprenticeships. Our expert and dedicated teachers will guide you through the requirements of the role in our purpose-built engineering classrooms and provide you with the practical know-how to make a start in this rewarding career.
This fascinating and practical course covers a range of topics including how to use millers, lathes, MIG / MMA welding, sheet metal fabrication and hand fitting equipment. Additional activities include industry visits, guest speakers, fundraising events, and competitions. You will study English and Maths, if necessary, and typically attend college up to four days per week.
The course units include:
- Working in engineering
- Basic fitting, milling, and turning techniques
- Working with sheet metals
- Manual arc and MIG welding techniques.
You will select two units to suit your requirements, plus the compulsory ‘Working in Engineering’ unit.
How is the course assessed?
Includes online and written exams, practical assessment, and portfolio completion
6 months (January start only)
Upon the successful completion of this course, you will have the option to progress to the Level 2 course in Manufacturing Engineering or Fabrication & Welding. An alternative option would be to go to do an apprenticeship in Engineering or Fabrication. We can help you with this option, please go to www.scg.ac.uk/apprenticeships
We’ll supplement the classroom teaching with visits to engineering companies to observe the skills you are learning and put these 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 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.
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.
Are you an employer?
See how an apprentice can help your business.