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BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Engineering E157

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How do I apply?

Apply Online: http://www.wmc.ac.uk/course/38321/apply  Apply Online

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Application Form to be returned to Student Services

How long does the course last?

1 year, full-time, full-time

Level

This is a level 3 course.

Course outline

This work-related course is taught through a mix of practical and theory using our newly equipped STEM Centre to help you learn about rapidly developing engineering technologies e.g. rapid prototyping, 3D Printing and Robotics. It will provide you with a solid foundation in key aspects of modern engineering and is one of the recommended pathways for those seeking a career in the creative and well paid field of engineering.

Course details

The course is made up of 9 units.

Core units include:

  • Health & Safety
  • Mechanical Principles and Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Optional units (chosen from the list below to meet the needs of the majority of learners)

  • Mathematics for Engineering Technicians
  • Principles and Applications of Thermodynamics
  • Selection and Using Programmable Controllers
  • Principles and Applications of Electronic Devices and Circuits
  • Principles and Applications of Analogue Electronics
  • Construction and Applications of Digital Systems
  • Electronic Fault-finding
  • Industrial Robot Technologies
  • Entry guidelines

    Five GCSE grades A to C to include, mathematics and English (grade 4 or above).

    Equivalent qualifications such as BTEC Level 2 qualifications will be considered.

    Satisfactory interview, assessment and reference or school report.

    If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

    Additional Information

    Your skills in Mathematics, English and ICT will be developed throughout the course.

    Are you aged 16-18?

    Study programmes are full-time courses for 16-18 year olds which include:

    A qualification such as BTEC Extended Diploma

    Meaningful work experience or preparation for work

    English and maths, if you don't already have GCSE grade A* - C or grade 4 or above in English and maths

    Non-study activities such as tutorials, voluntary work, fund-raising/charity work, sport or trips

    Where can I progress to?

    • HNC Engineering
    • Entry into technical or other employment
    • Progression to an advanced apprenticeship or higher level apprenticeship in Engineering
    • Entry to university study for a degree in Engineering

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    You could progress to these Wirral Met courses:

    Assessment Method

    You will be assessed mainly by assignments.

    When does this course run?

    Starting 4th Sep 17

    Ends 28th Jun 18

    Ref: E157J001

    Fees

    If you are aged 16-18:

    This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with a Learning Development Needs Assessment or an Education, Health & Care Plan.

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    Fee : £2900.00

    Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you if you are aged 19-23. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet, or call 0151 551 7777.
    If you are aged 19+, you may be able to apply for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan (which is available for some courses at level 3-6).

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 2016-17. Course fees for 2017-18 will be confirmed in due course.

    Planned Timetable
    Day Times Campus
    Monday 10:00 — 15:00 12 Quays
    Wednesday 10:00 — 15:00 12 Quays
    Thursday 10:00 — 15:00 12 Quays

    Starting 3rd Sep 18

    Ends 27th Jun 19

    Ref: E157K001

    Fees

    If you are aged 16-18:

    This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with a Learning Development Needs Assessment or an Education, Health & Care Plan.

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    Fee : £2900.00

    Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you if you are aged 19-23 and you do not already have a level 3 qualification. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.
    If you are aged 19+, you may be able to apply for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan (which is available for some courses at level 3-6).

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 2016-17. Course fees for 2017-18 will be confirmed in due course.

    For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call in to our Conway Park Campus from 10am to 4pm, with late opening on Tuesdays to 7pm during term-time.

    This information was current on 17th October, 2017 and may be subject to change.

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