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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 overalls and steel toe capped boots. Please discuss this at interview stage with a tutor after you have applied.
The VRQ (vocationally related qualification) focusses on the practical aspects of Engineering. You will learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands.
You will also study units of an NVQ Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations at an appropriate level. Alongside this course you will also study the Welsh Baccalaureate: level 1 Skills for Work and Life, Essential Skills Wales at level 1 or higher in communications and Application of Number.
You will require 3 GCSEs at grades A*- E or Entry Level 3 Literacy and Numeracy and a Foundation Level qualification.
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?
For the VRQ Certificate, you may study the following units
• Understanding working in engineering
• Understanding electrical installation
• Understanding basic maths and science used in engineering
• Understanding machining engineering materials
• Understanding engineering design.
For the NVQ Certificate in Performing Engineering Operations, you may study some or all of the following units:
• Making components using hand fitting tools and techniques
• Using lathes for turning operations
• Using milling machines
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 has a project element that can be based around your vocational area of study. The Essential Skills qualifications that you will acquire complement all parts of the programme
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 at the end of the course. You will also have to complete on-line examinations set by the awarding body.
Career Opportunities and Progression
Successful completion of the course provides an opportunity to progress onto a VRQ Level 2 Diploma in Engineering or a Level 2 Extended Certificate/Diploma in Engineering, but is subject to a grading board and interview.