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Engineering

Mode of study Vocational Full-time
Duration 1 Year
Campus London Road Campus
Start date September 2020
Course code FLR2DPE (2021)
  • Who is it for?

    This course and level is ideal if you are a school leaver with some engineering knowledge and experience, or you require some engineering skills in your role. You will develop your understanding and practical experience of basic engineering operations including welding & fabrication.

    This qualification can help you to progress in a wide range of engineering roles including: * Engineering operative; * Engineering maintenance technician; * Mechanical engineering technician; * Sheet metal worker; * Welder.

    You could also progress onto the City & Guilds Level 3 in Mechanical Engineering.

  • Entry Requirements

    A minimum of four GCSEs at grade 3 including Maths, or a Level 1 Certificate in Engineering.

  • What does the course involve?

    A combination of theory and practical units which are each assessed.

    Typical topics include: Working in engineering & Health & Safety; Principles of engineering technology; Machine components using milling techniques; Machine components using turning techniques; Using bench fitting techniques;

  • How is the course assessed?

    Your work will be continuously assessed throughout the course and by end year exams. The continuously assessed work is based on set assignments, practical and written evidence that you will be asked to complete with set deadlines.

  • How much does it cost?

    Students will be expected to provide their own overalls/clothing for workshop, safety shoes.

  • Additional Notes

    As a college Engineering student you will be expected to wear an Engineering uniform. There may be opportunities to visit Engineering facilities and trade shows. Some course work will be set around these visits and activities.

  • 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: admissions@scg.ac.uk

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.

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.

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Career Options

  • Production managers and directors in manufacturing

    Up to £60,000

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  • Engineering technicians

    Up to £39,000

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