Mode of study 1 lesson per week
Duration 16 Weeks
Campus London Road Campus
Start date 15 January 2025 Please note that day of week is just an indication at this stage and could be subject to change
Course code PLR4HEE (2425)
Runs on Wednesday
12:45-19:00

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This short higher-level programme focusses on:

Mechatronics

Auto-focus cameras, car cruise control and automated airport baggage handling systems as examples of mechatronic systems. This unit looks at Mechatronics as the combination of mechanical, electrical and computer/controlled engineering working together in automated systems and ‘smart’ product design.

Electrical Systems and Fault Finding

Electrical systems that can be found in a very wide range of locations such as in manufacturing facilities, airports, transport systems, shopping centres, hotels and hospitals, in the workplace and at home.  Focus is on the taking the electrical supply from the national grid, converting it to a suitable voltage and then distributing it safely to the various system components and uses such as electric motors, lighting circuits and environmental controls.

Jason Roberts

Jason Roberts

A Level Product Design (Maths, Physics)
Previous school: The Priory School

Product Design gives you a lot of options for your future. I enjoyed the project where we had to make something out of a generic Ikea stool – I created an adjustable table. After College I would like to do an Apprenticeship with JLR.

Beth Knight

Beth Knight

A Level Product Design (Media Studies and Music)
Previous school: Belvidere School

I took Product Design at A Level because I was inspired by my GCSE teacher. I really enjoy how hands on the subject is and using the computers to bring your designs to life. You can explore your creative side in a relaxed environment.

Owen Mason

Owen Mason

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.

Samantha Pitchford

Samantha Pitchford

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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