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Engineering Level 1 Certificate at Chichester College

Course description

The course offers a broad range of practical skills supported by the underpinning knowledge gained through the technical certificate element of the course in the key areas of Engineering • Mechanical • Electronic assembly • Working Safely in an Engineering Environment • Carrying out Engineering Activities Effectively & Efficiently • Working in Engineering • Carrying out basic Fitting Techniques • Carrying out Electronics Assembly The development of your personalised enterprise passport and enrichment activities fully enhance this course.


Course content

Unit 101: Working in Engineering. Unit 102: Carrying out basic Fitting Techniques. Unit 106: Carrying out Electronics Assembly. Unit 108: Working with Sheet Metals. Unit 110: Carrying out MIG Welding Processes. Unit 115: Communicating using CAD Systems. Functional Skills English and Maths at level suited to each student. If you are aged 16-18 you will follow a study programme consisting of your main qualification, English and Maths, Enterprise and Enrichment. 

Students will be taught through a range of teaching styles to suit you with both the theory and practical. The practical pieces are completed at the students own speed. Once a practical piece is finished you will receive individual feedback helping you to improve on certain areas. All students will then work on their individual area of improvement with each practice piece which will help you to achieve the highest possible grade later in the year for your final assessment in each unit. 

Entry requirements

No previous qualifications or experience required as this course starts at the important foundations of Engineering to then help you to progress on your career further. Level 1 or equivalent is required to go onto the Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering.


Unit 101: Online Gola Exam, Multiple Choice Exam. Unit 102, 106 & 108: 1 x practical assessment and 8 theory questions assessed in class. Unit 110: 3 x practical assessments and 8 theory questions assessed in class. Unit 115: CAD assessed by course work and 8 theory assessed questions in class. 

Financial information

For all fee details please refer to the Chichester College website

Future opportunities

This qualification can lead on to a Level 2 full time course or an
Apprenticeship/Employment. Also students can go straight on to the
Level 3 BTEC in which you will need to have 5 GCSE's at Grade C or
above, including English, Maths & Science.

Further information

The college is fully equipped with the latest machines and equipment to
meet and exceed the requirements of this course.
The equipment you will need to study on this course are: Safety Steel Toe
Cap Boots. Full Flame Retardant Overalls. A pencil case with blue or
black pen, pencil, ruler, rubber and sharpener.
This course is excellent to achieve before studying the Level 3 BTEC
including for students needing to improve on their English, Maths and
Science to then be able to progress on to the Level 3 BTEC.


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 March 2016
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