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Engineering (Mechanical & Manufacturing) BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at The City of Liverpool College

Course description

BTEC Diplomas are vocational courses involving practical and theory based work. You will learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. As well as learning about the employment area you are interested in, you will develop the skills you need to start and/or further develop your education and career.

Core units you may study include - Mechanical Principles, Maths for Technicians, Communications, Project, Electrical and Electronic Principles, and Health and Safety.

Specialist units you may study include - CAD, Materials, Design, Programmable Logic Controllers, Electronic Devices, Business Systems, Welding Technology, Computer Numerical Control, etc.

In terms of alternative and future employment prospects, the Engineering Department will support students trying to obtain work placements in the Engineering industry.

Entry requirements

One of the following will provide minimum entry requirements for the course: BTEC Level 2 Diploma, First Diploma or Certificate at merit or distinction in a related subject. 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Maths, Science and English. Appropriate industrial experience.

Future opportunities

Employment opportunities and apprenticeships in various engineering sectors. Higher Education and further vocational training in a wide range of engineering courses. Please note that for some university courses you may need GCSE Maths, English and Science at C or above. Additionally depending on the course you wish to study at University, the qualification may need to be supplemented with an additional Maths qualification e.g. Maths for Engineers (OCR) or A level Maths. You must check this with universities you may wish to apply to.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The City of Liverpool College directly.

Last updated date: 27 September 2016

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