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Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course Location: Course Type:
September 1 Year Level 2 Full-Time City Campus Full-time Vocational Apply

What’s it all about?

Focusing on the major disciplines within engineering, learners will gain the knowledge and skills needed to develop or build on a successful career in engineering and advanced manufacturing.

Mathematics GCSE grade 3/4

English GCSE grade 3/4

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ please enquire There will be an additional cost for the require Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), which would typically include: - Work trousers - Polo shirt - Safety footwear - Eye protection These can be sourced independently or the college can supply these at reduced prices. This will be discussed in further detail during enrolment.

The programme is assessed using a range of diverse methods, including online examinations set by the awarding bodies, written assessments and practical assessments. To prepare learners for these assessments you will experience sessions delivered by our highly experienced curriculum staff to prepare you for these assessments.

Teaching takes place in both the classroom and workshop environments, both of which are industry standard facilities.

If you have not previously achieved a GCSE grade 4 in Mathematics or English then you will study these as part of your programme.

Learners may be offered the opportunity to attend a work placement, dependent upon progress and suitable placements being made available.

The college has developed strong industry links with local businesses such as AESC, Marelli, Grundfos, Parker Hanafin, Tor Coatings, ZF Peterlee, Haskel and Unipres.

This has enabled the college to develop a curriculum that offers learners the knowledge and skills that employers are seeking, which in turn increases the relevance of programmes linked to the engineering sector.

This is a full-time study programme, which typically means that you will be studying at college for three days per week. The exact days will be confirmed at enrolment and can be subject to change.

A standard college day is usually 09:00am - 16:30pm.

Monday - Friday

09:00am - 16:30pm

Days and times subject to change

The aim of this study programme is to prepare learners for entry into the engineering sector whilst offering them the knowledge and skills to progress onto the level 3, T Level or apprenticeship programmes at EPNE

You will study modules including:

- Working in engineering
- Principles of engineering technology
- Principles of manufacturing technology
- Machine components using milling techniques
- Machine components using turning techniques
- Using bench fitting techniques

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As part of the study programme learners will also be involved with tutorial sessions to discuss their personal progress with their tutor and set their own personal targets.

Learners also study elements of personal development, such as money management and employability skills.

What’s next?

Upon successful completion of the Level 2 study programme learners can then progress onto a Level 3 course. This can be either Level 3 Engineering, T Level Engineering or an apprenticeship.

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