If you are interested in a career in any branch of engineering, in particular refinery and storage, Ministry of Defence, higher apprenticeships in the Armed Forces and the mechanical industries, then this may be the course for you.
To gain the qualification you will need to pass all units. You will normally complete a Level 3 Certificate in year one. Successful completion will allow you to progress to the Extended Diploma in year two which is equivalent to three A-levels.
In addition to your main programme you will also study the WJEC Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), a Level 3 qualification which is graded like an AS level, and can provide additional UCAS points for university entry. It provides opportunities for learners to expand their knowledge, work independently and acquire new skills through a variety of activities which may include:- guest speakers, workplace visits and practical experiences.
It may be possible to study A-level Mathematics or Science alongside this course. It will be necessary for you to meet the entry requirements for the A-level subject chosen (details can be found on the individual A-level course information sheets).
On successful completion of this course you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to progress to university to study an engineering related discipline such as a BEng or BSc or to go onto an apprenticeship at advanced level leading to a higher apprenticeship in a supervisory capacity.