Level 1 Certificate in Engineering
|Mode of study||Vocational Full-time|
|Campus||London Road Campus|
|Start date||9 January 2023|
|Course code||FLR1ENG (2223)|
2 GCSEs at grade 3, including Maths or suitable experience.
What does the course involve?
Covers how to use millers, lathes, MIG/MMA welding, sheet metalfabrication and hand fitting equipment.
Additional activities include industry visits, guest speakers,fundraising events and competitions. You will study English and Maths if appropriate and typically attend College up to 4 days per week.
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)
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 on the application page. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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