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  • BTEC level 3 extended diploma
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Overview

In East Yorkshire, engineering is the biggest employment sector and it is growing all the time. Some huge contracts have been awarded to multinational companies in the area and these have created lots of job opportunities. This course will provide you with an ideal qualification to progress into these jobs, or onto an engineering course at university.

You will gain the knowledge and experience required when starting out on your career in engineering. It is a course that is split between time in the workshop, laboratory and the classroom.

What will you learn?

You will learn important workplace skills, like interpreting engineering information correctly so that you will be able to read design specifications in a workplace context. You will study a wide range of topics including product design and manufacture, mechanical behaviour of metallic and non-metallic materials, commercial and quality principles in engineering, and electronic power distribution and transmission.

Year 1 of the course covers the following units:

• Engineering principles

• Delivery of engineering processes safely

• Product design and manufacture

• Commercial and quality principles in engineering

• Computer aided design

• Electronic devices and circuits

• Fabrication manufacturing processes

Year 1 of the course covers topics such as:

• Specialist engineering project

• Microcontroller systems

• Calculus and further engineering mathematics

• Engineering maintenance

• Electrical machines

• Computer aided manufacturing and planning

• Behaviour of materials

Who is the course aimed at?

This course is for you if you want a career in the Engineering industry and/or want to progress onto an Engineering course at university.

Entry Requirements & Other Info
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    You must have a minimum of four GCSE grades 9-4 or equivalent in three or more subjects. You must also have:

    • Grade 3 or higher in GCSE English Language

    • Grade 4 or higher in GCSE Maths

    • Grade 4 or higher in Science (or equivalent Level 2 Science course)

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    This course will provide you with the opportunity to hear from academic and industry professionals in talks and workshops, as well as visiting leading universities across the UK. You will also be given the chance to take part in multiple Upskilling activities, including our Green Power Team.

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    Students who complete a L3 qualification in Engineering can go on to complete a degree in a specialism within Engineering. This could include mechanical, electrical or chemical and can help you to navigate career pathways in the future. You may also decide to enter into a higher level apprenticeship, which will help you if you are looking to become an electrician or a mechanic.

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    Students who complete a qualification in Engineering go on to a wide variety of jobs. These can include: Electrical Engineer, Civil Engineer, Architect, Chemical Engineer, Conservationist or Mechanic.

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