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Mechanical Engineering BTEC Level 2 First Extended Certificate at Burnley College

Course description

There is the opportunity to specialise in one of the following areas of study: Working Practices in Engineering, Health and Safety in Engineering, Engineering Marking Out, Welding Processes, Engineering Materials, Investigating and Engineered product, Computer Aided Design (CAD) Electronic Circuit Construction, Communications for Engineering and Maintenance of Electronic Systems.

The knowledge, understanding and skills learned in studying a BTEC First in Engineering will aid progression to further study and prepare students to enter the work place or gain an apprenticeship. This course will inspire and encourage students to become familiar with different areas of engineering and to gain the skills required to become the engineers of the future.

Students will have the opportunity to work in a newly extended engineering facility with state-of-the-art facilities including industry standard technology, tools and machinery.

The tutors who deliver this course have many years of teaching experience alongside specific industry experience. Together, these skills ensure that the students have a fulfilling journey through their course of study. Links to various local industries within the town have been formed to enable the students to take responsibility for their own learning and achievement, taking account of the industry standards for behaviour and performance.

Entry requirements

Two GCSEs at grade C or above including Mathematics OR a relevant Level 1 Diploma in GCSE grade C in Mathematics. For progressing students they need to have gained a pass on their Level 1 Diploma in Engineering course, a Functional Skills Level 1 in Numeracy and Literacy or a GCSE at grade D in maths.

Assessment

Assessment is via two externally assessed units which are exam based. The remainder of the qualification is made up of assignment work which goes to building individual portfolios.

Future opportunities

A BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering in either Mechanical or Electrical. Due to the high demand for skilled engineers there are a wide range of careers available in many areas of engineering.  Students could also progress onto an apprenticeship through our Themis division within the college.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 18 February 2016
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