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Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering Course

City & Guilds Level 1 Certificate in Engineering (2850)

If you are thinking of working in the engineering sector this is a great course to learn, develop and practise the basic introductory skills required.

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Is this course right for me?

This one year hands-on course learners will be given a foundation understanding of working in engineering, including; safe working practices, working within different sectors of engineering alongside engineering terminology used.

The practical units entail learners fitting using hand skills, this means using files, vernier height gauges and marking out equipment to produce products. Maintaining mechanical components, including inboard and outboard marine engines alongside typical engineering plant that require a service schedule. Learners will also use lathe to produce engineering components and working to a tolerance.

  • Two GCSEs at grade G or above (may include one relevant equivalent) to include English Language/First Language Welsh and Mathematics/Numeracy
  • Each application is considered on individual merit
  • Entry is subject to an informal interview
  • Successful completion of current/relevant 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.

Mandatory unit to be studied:

  • Working in engineering

Optional unit to be studied from:

  • Basic fitting techniques
  • Basic turning techniques
  • Mechanical maintenance

If you do not currently hold qualifications in GCSE Maths and English, you may be required to undertake the following:

  • Essential Communication Skills (ECommS)
  • Essential Application of Number Skills (EAoNS)

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
  • Practical examination
  • Online examination

This course can lead onto a Level 2 Mechanical Engineering or Level 2 Marine Engineering course.

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
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Clothing, which you can purchase online before you start the course
  • You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page
  • No tuition fee
  • We are waiving the Administration Fee for the academic year 2022/23
  • There is a annual workshop fee for this course (£20 - £60), payable before you start the course
  • 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?

  • Two GCSEs at grade G or above (may include one relevant equivalent) to include English Language/First Language Welsh and Mathematics/Numeracy
  • 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 programme (including skills) and decision from progression board meeting

What will I learn?

Mandatory unit to be studied:

  • Working in engineering

Optional unit to be studied from:

  • Basic fitting techniques
  • Basic turning techniques
  • Mechanical maintenance

If you do not currently hold qualifications in GCSE Maths and English, you may be required to undertake the following:

  • Essential Communication Skills (ECommS)
  • Essential Application of Number Skills (EAoNS)

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
  • Practical examination
  • Online examination

What can I do next?

This course can lead onto a Level 2 Mechanical Engineering or Level 2 Marine Engineering course.

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
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Clothing, which you can purchase online before you start the course
  • 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
  • There is a annual workshop fee for this course (£20 - £60), payable before you start the course
  • 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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