Engineering & Motor Vehicle

BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Engineering - E157

12 Quays Full Time Level 3

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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:

Core units:

  • 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 students:

  • 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.

    Assessment Method

    You will be assessed mainly by assignments.

    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 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

    Apply Now

    Starting 3rd September 2018 - Ending - 27th June 2019REF E157K001

    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 an Education, Health & Care Plan.

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    Fee : £2900.00

    If you are aged 19+, you may be able to apply for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan (which is available for this course).

    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.

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 2019-20.

    Planned Timetable

    Day Times Campus
    Monday 09:00 — 16:00 12 Quays
    Tuesday 09:00 — 16:00 12 Quays
    Wednesday 09:00 — 16:00 12 Quays
    Thursday 09:00 — 13:00 12 Quays

    For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 11 to 4pm and Wednesdays 4 to 6.30pm (term time only).


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