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Engineering BTEC Level 3 Diploma at Cowley International College

Course description

The Level 3 Engineering course is aimed at students who want
to pursue a career as an Engineer.

Delivered over two years, the course will provide students with
both practical and theoretical skills to develop a career in the
Engineering sector.

Each unit focuses on key elements of industry that will give
students an insight into what might be expected of them as
an Engineer.

Course content

Cowley has forged a unique relationship with Liverpool John
Moores University, resulting in an opportunity to be taught by
some of the leading lecturers in the field. Working alongside
Liverpool John Moores has given Cowley access to some of
the best facilities in the North West for both students and staff
alike. The benefit of such a creative partnership is the
opportunity of a more industrial experience for our students.
Engineering holds many exciting opportunities; engineers work
in an environment that encompasses the use of cutting edge
technologies and innovative solutions.

The Telegraph reported in 2014 that a Flight Engineer is one of
the top paid jobs in the UK!

Study Engineering and start the journey to becoming a highly
skilled engineer who will be able to work within a variety of
engineering disciplines such as: product design, aerospace,
manufacturing, electrical, nuclear and energy, environment or

Students can enjoy world leading technologies as part of the course, including the latest SIEMENs Programmable Logic Controllers hardware and software to control real FESTO conveyer belts.

Cowley were the first college in the UK to use the Ultimaker 2+ Extended and are now the first college in the UK to use the Ultimaker 3.

We can print in plastic, metal, glass, leather, ceramic and even food such as chocolate linking to different engineering related industries such as automotive, manufacturing and hospitality.

Use of latest Raspberry Pi controllers for Engineering
Cowley have the largest Raspberry Pi network in the world and are teaching this emerging Engineering technology and computer coding

Project to send a Raspberry Pi, still and video cameras into space and retrieve using GPS scanning equipment. With several successful launches and retrievals underneath our belt, we use real world Engineering briefs to teach project management using emerging technologies.

Direct link with LJMU Engineering department; opportunities for progression to University Engineering degrees through bespoke local university engagement.

Entry requirements

Students are asked to meet the following minimum grade
A grade B (grade 6) or above in Maths and a grade C or above
in Science
A grade C (grade 5) or above in Maths and a grade B or above
in Science

These basic requirements have been implemented to ensure
pupil progression from KS4 is fluent and the highest standards
can be achieved throughout.

Future opportunities

There are two primary progression routes from the Level 3
Subsidiary Diploma:
• Specialised University Degree
• Apprenticeships
Both routes have their individual advantages, but share one
main outcome, the promise of a prosperous career in an
industry that has been the backbone of the United Kingdom
for decades.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cowley International College directly.

Last updated date: 03 February 2017

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