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Enhanced Mechanical Engineering

Enhanced Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering Course

BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering | EAL Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Technologies

With learners progressing into apprenticeships or jobs with Mercedes F1, Jaguar Landover, United Aerospace, Valero, Chiltern Marine Academy, accelerated apprenticeship programme with the Royal Navy, St David’s Assemblies, PSM International, Insite Technical, Puma, Consort, Dragon LNG and the Ministry of Defence it is no wonder that this is our most popular courses.

Learner: Area:

Is this course right for me?

Learners will study two qualifications in one year – a technical certificate (BTEC Level 3 in Manufacturing Engineering, equivalent to 1.5 A-levels) and a competence National Vocational Qualification (EAL Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Technologies).

Learners will also undertake five weeks of work experience with a mechanical or marine engineering company.

This is coupled with receiving a £200 toolkit to keep for use in the workshops at Pembrokeshire College and in their work placements.

  • Five GCSEs at grade C or above (may include one relevant equivalent) to include English Language/First Language Welsh and Mathematics/Numeracy and Science
  • Each application is considered on individual merit
  • Entry is subject to an informal interview
  • Successful completion of current/relevant Level 2 programme (including skills) and decision from progression board meeting

Please read the full entry requirements above as you will usually need to meet those as well.

Over one year, students will study:

  • Level 3 Certificate in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering
  • Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Technologies

Advanced Manufacturing Engineering

Covering maths for engineers, mechanical science, engineering materials and an insight into environmental engineering and sustainability alongside receiving lectures from green technology companies.

Units to be studied include:

  • Health and safety in the engineering workplace
  • Communications for engineering technicians
  • Mathematics for engineering technicians
  • Properties and applications of engineering materials
  • Mechanical principles of engineering systems
  • Applications of mechanical systems in engineering
  • Computer aided drafting (CAD) in engineering
  • Electro, pneumatic and hydraulic systems and devices
  • Environmental engineering and sustainability

Engineering Technologies

This course will immerse you in performing engineering operations such as different types of welding, using lathes and using hand fitting techniques.

Units to be studied include:

  • Engineering environmental awareness
  • Engineering techniques
  • Engineering mathematics and science principles
  • Manual welding techniques
  • Fitting and assembly techniques
  • Manual turning techniques

You will be required to undertake five weeks of work experience with local engineering companies usually during half term and Easter holidays.

You will also attend regular tutorials.

Learners are able to complete either the full qualification or certain units or elements through the medium of Welsh/bilingually.

  • Continuous assessment during the course
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Workplace evidence
  • Practical examination
  • Written examination
  • Online examination
  • Completion of a final major project

This course can lead to numerous career opportunities including: Tool Maker, Quality Control Technician, Mechanical Maintenance Engineer, Composites Manufacturer, Production Engineering Improver, Production Engineer, Machinist, Materials Testing Engineer, Designer, CAD Technician, Health and Safety Manager, Project Development Manager, Process Operator.

Following successful completion of this course learners could look to progress to a higher level course at the College, seek an appropriate Apprenticeship or go directly into employment.

  • Stationery - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course
  • Technical drawing equipment - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course
  • Engineering flame retardant coveralls - £35
  • Engineering safety boots - £14/£35
  • You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page

Any costs above are approximate and may change.

  • No tuition fee
  • We are waiving the Administration Fee for the academic year 2022/23
  • You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page

Additional Information

Additional information

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Mode:

Online Learning Elements?

Yes

Sports Academy: While on this course you may be able to join our Sports Academy, if you have a talent for sport, we would like to hear from you.

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What are the entry requirements?

  • Five GCSEs at grade C or above (may include one relevant equivalent) to include English Language/First Language Welsh and Mathematics/Numeracy and Science
  • Each application is considered on individual merit
  • Entry is subject to an informal interview

Current student – what are the entry requirements?

Please read the full entry requirements above as you will usually need to meet those as well

  • Successful completion of current/relevant Level 2 programme (including skills) and decision from progression board meeting

What will I learn?

Over one year, students will study:

  • Level 3 Certificate in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering
  • Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Technologies

Advanced Manufacturing Engineering

Covering maths for engineers, mechanical science, engineering materials and an insight into environmental engineering and sustainability alongside receiving lectures from green technology companies.

Units to be studied include:

  • Health and safety in the engineering workplace
  • Communications for engineering technicians
  • Mathematics for engineering technicians
  • Properties and applications of engineering materials
  • Mechanical principles of engineering systems
  • Applications of mechanical systems in engineering
  • Computer aided drafting (CAD) in engineering
  • Electro, pneumatic and hydraulic systems and devices
  • Environmental engineering and sustainability

Engineering Technologies

This course will immerse you in performing engineering operations such as different types of welding, using lathes and using hand fitting techniques.

Units to be studied include:

  • Engineering environmental awareness
  • Engineering techniques
  • Engineering mathematics and science principles
  • Manual welding techniques
  • Fitting and assembly techniques
  • Manual turning techniques

You will be required to undertake five weeks of work experience with local engineering companies usually during half term and Easter holidays.

You will also attend regular tutorials.


Can I do this course in Welsh?

Learners are able to complete either the full qualification or certain units or elements through the medium of Welsh/bilingually.


How will I be assessed?

  • Continuous assessment during the course
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Workplace evidence
  • Practical examination
  • Written examination
  • Online examination
  • Completion of a final major project

What can I do next?

This course can lead to numerous career opportunities including: Tool Maker, Quality Control Technician, Mechanical Maintenance Engineer, Composites Manufacturer, Production Engineering Improver, Production Engineer, Machinist, Materials Testing Engineer, Designer, CAD Technician, Health and Safety Manager, Project Development Manager, Process Operator.

Following successful completion of this course learners could look to progress to a higher level course at the College, seek an appropriate Apprenticeship or go directly into employment.


Do I need to bring/buy any equipment?

  • Stationery - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course
  • Technical drawing equipment - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course
  • Engineering flame retardant coveralls - £35
  • Engineering safety boots - £14/£35
  • You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page

Are there any additional costs?

  • No tuition fee
  • We are waiving the Administration Fee for the academic year 2022/23
  • You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page

Additional information

Level:

Mode:

Online Learning Elements?

Yes

Disclaimer:
The College takes all reasonable steps to provide the educational services and courses as described above. Details are correct at the time of editing but may be subject to change without prior notice. Courses will not run if student numbers are insufficient. The College has the right to refuse individuals entry to courses in certain circumstances. Prospective students may be advised of more suitable alternatives, if appropriate. The entry requirements stated are those that are normally required to undertake the programme of study.
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