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FT Registration Fee - £30.00
Please Note - These fees are for the 2018/19 Academic Year and are subject to change annually. Fees are payable for each year of study.
Days, Times and Fees for Part Time and HE courses are subject to change. HE Tuition Fees will be confirmed April 2018.
You will be required to purchase Uniform (T Shirt and Trousers), safety boots & safety glasses (approx £55). Please discuss this at interview stage with a tutor after you have applied.
This BTEC Diploma is a practical, work related course. You will learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. The course covers the basic knowledge and technical practical skills, providing a good foundation for future career opportunities, or progression onto a more advanced work-related qualification.
You will also study an NVQ Level 1 Certificate in Performing Engineering Operations, to supplement your theoretical studies. Alongside this course you will also study the Welsh Baccalaureate and BTEC level 2 Award in Work-skills
4 GCSEs at grades A*- D including Maths, English & Science, or a Level 1 qualification with the appropriate selection of units. You may also be required to pass an entry test.
You will be invited to attend an interview, and will undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy, to establish any support required.
What will I study?
The BTEC Diploma is made up of the following units: Applications of mechanical and electrical science, using secondary machining techniques, Applications of quality control, Engineering marking out, Selecting engineering materials, Using CAD techniques in Engineering. The NVQ level 1 certificate includes 2 practical units: Bench Fitting, and Centre Lathe Turning, and is underpinned by a further 3 core units.
For the Welsh Baccalaureate you will explore a wide range of areas including how Wales fits in with Europe and the rest of the world, the health of the nation and how to be enterprising. The Welsh Baccalaureate also provides the opportunity to study Essential Skills Wales qualification at an appropriate level. As part of the Work-skills qualification, you will be taught the best ways of searching for a job, applying for a job and preparing for an interview.
How will I be assessed?
The course is assessed by a range of methods, including practical projects, assignments, case studies and course work. Your portfolio will be graded with an overall grade for the qualification awarded.
Career Opportunities and Progression
On successful completion of this course you will have the opportunity to progress onto a level 3 Diploma/Subsidiary Diploma in Engineering, but is subject to a grading board and interview. Many learners have gained apprenticeships following the successful completion of this course.