Engineering & Science

Level 2 First Diploma in Engineering

Start Date: 4th September 2017
Course Code: C01487 MCF1A
QCF/NDAQ: 601/0545/8

  • Further Education
  • Full-time
  • Magherafelt

Essentials

Duration: 1 Year Full-time
Start date: 4th September 2017
End date: 8th June 2018
Information Event: Y


Course Content

Core Units:

  • The Engineering World
  • Investigating an Engineered Product
  • Introduction to Communications for Engineering

Additional units in a range of engineering disciplines are offered. These include topic areas such as:

  • Health & Safety in Engineeringli>
  • Engineering Materials
  • Interpreting and Using Engineering Information
  • Machining Techniques
  • Fabrication Techniques.
  • Engineering Marking Out.
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If you are accepted onto this course without a Grade C or above in Maths and/or English you will be required to complete the relevant Essential Skills qualification. This will be a compulsory part of your timetable.


Course Aims

The Level 2 BTEC Diploma in Engineering has been developed in the Engineering sector to provide opportunities for learners to gain a nationally recognised vocational specific qualification to enter employment in the Engineering sector or to progress to Level 3 studies. The course provides opportunities for learners to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities essential for successful performance in working life.


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Applicants should have at least 4 GCSEs at Grade D-E or above, or equivalent, or set of qualifications, considered by the Course Team to be satisfactory. In circumstances where there are more applications for the course than there are places available, the College reserves the right to ask for higher grades. If you are accepted onto this course without a Grade C or above in Maths and/or English you will be required to complete the relevant Essential Skills qualification. This will be a compulsory part of your timetable.


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Students who successfully complete the programme (with Merit grades in both Electrical and Mechanical Science for Engineering and Mathematics for Engineering) may have the entry requirements for a range of full-time Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma programmes or part-time Level 3 BTEC Diploma programmes. Students achieving a Level 2 BTEC Diploma in Engineering and also Essential Skills at the required level will have substantially improved chances of gaining employment in the Engineering sector with eligibility to undertake a Level 3 Apprenticeship.


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Essential Skills

All full-time students at the Northern Regional College have the opportunity to improve their English, Maths and IT skills and gain qualifications. The qualification you take will depend on the qualification you already have. If you do not have a grade C or above in GCSE English, Maths or ICT, you MUST do Essential Skills. This will form a compulsory part of your timetable.

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