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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 is a one year full-time course (currently 18 hrs./week) which comprises of a BTEC subsidiary diploma in engineering, a national vocational qualification, (NVQ) in performing engineering operations and a Welsh Baccalaureate.
5 GCSEs at grades A*- C which must include English, Science and Maths, or a Level 2 qualification with the appropriate selection and grades of units.
You will be invited to attend an interview, and will undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy, to establish if any support is required.
What will I study?
Level 3 BTEC 60 Credit Subsidiary Diploma in Engineering
This course is the equivalent to 1 A level (UCAS equivalent points are 40-140).
Unit 1: Health and safety in the engineering workplace
Unit 4: Mathematics for engineering technicians
Unit 6: Electrical and electronic principles
Unit 35: Principles and applications of electronic devices and circuits
Unit 53: Electronic testing and measurement
Unit 59: Microprocessor systems and Applications
Units of a Level 2 NVQ in Performing Engineering Operations
Unit 036: Assembling and testing electronic circuits
Unit 032: Producing engineering drawings using a CAD system
Units of the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate (key skills / Essential skills included)
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed in different ways e.g. In-course assignment, project work, practical work and written assignments.
Career Opportunities and Progression
A further years study is the usual progression, obtaining a Diploma in engineering, completing the advanced Baccalaureate and further NVQ units. It is also possible to obtain an apprenticeship at this stage as the qualification obtained is part of the apprenticeship framework. Most students proceed to a second year which gives better apprenticeship and higher education opportunities