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City and Guilds 2850 – 10 Level 1 Certificate in Engineering at Solihull College & University Centre

Course description

This pre-apprenticeship programme is designed to equip you with the practical skills and knowledge needed to enter the engineering industry.

Course content

During the course you will study the following:

- Health and Safety

- Carrying out engineering activities effectively and efficiently - Using and communicating technical information

- Making components using hand fitting techniques

- Using lathes for turning operations.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for entry to this course, although an interest in working in the engineering industry is desirable


To pass this course you will complete: - Unit 101 which is a theory based unit followed by an on line exam – Unit 102 Carrying out basic bench fitting techniques, which is a practical workshop based assessment, followed by a written question paper - Unit 104 Carrying out basic turning techniques, which is a practical workshop based assessment followed by a written question paper.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of the Level 1 Certificate in Engineering you will have completed a programme that will prepare you for a full time level 2 course or an apprenticeship in engineering.

Further information

If you are successful at the interview you will be expected to bring the following Personal Protective Equipment: - Safety footwear - Safety overalls are provided for workshop activities. You will also be expected to bring your own writing equipment. Good levels of English and Maths are important for your success in your course, your chosen vocation and life. Throughout your course you will continue to develop your English and Maths skills in your vocational classes. If you haven't achieved an A*/9 - C/4 grade in English or Maths at GCSE, or a Level 2 Functional Skill, you will also be working towards a qualification in English or Maths at a level that will enable you to progress towards these grades.
If you have a Learning Difficulty or Disability please let us know when you apply. You will be offered support in your interview. If you need help completing your application we can help with this too.

Solihull College and University Centre offers full time and part time courses for businesses and residents in Birmingham, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Coventry, Warwickshire and the whole of the West Midlands.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Solihull College & University Centre directly.

Last updated date: 09 November 2016
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