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 PLR4HME (2425)
Runs on Wednesday

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This short higher-level programme focusses on:

Engineering Mechanics and Materials


Every aspect of engineering depending upon the use and manipulation of materials, whether naturally occurring or man-made, it is the properties of these materials that are fundamental to their creation, processing and application and therefore the focus of this unit.

Computer Aided Design and Manufacture (CAD/CAM)


The capacity to quickly produce finished components from a software model is now essential in the competitive world of manufacturing. Businesses now invest heavily in Computer Aided Design (CAD) software, Computer Aided Manufacture (CAM) software and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines to facilitate this, thus reducing product lead times. With CAD giving design engineers the platform to creatively model components that meet the specific needs of the consumer, these models are combined with CAM software to make manufacturing is made a reality.

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.

Chloe Millington

Chloe Millington

Engineering Apprentice at Ricoh

I studied Product Design at A Level and really enjoyed it. Taking on an Engineering Apprenticeship seemed like the natural progression from that, and I’ve appreciated every minute of it. It is great working for Ricoh and being able to study at SCG, as I get so many opportunities, such as taking part in WorldSkills.

Austin Luzadas

Austin Luzadas

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.

Gemma Elliot

Gemma Elliot

Foundation Degree in Electrical and Electronics Technology
Previous Institution: Llanfyllin High School

My Foundation Degree is funded by the engineering firm James Fisher. I’m learning so much and absolutely loving it.

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