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BTEC Engineering at North Oxfordshire Academy

Course description

This course provides the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in the design, development and manufacture and maintenance of engineering products and systems. The course is practical; work related and follows a manufacturing pathway developed by BTEC. Learning is achieved through the completion of projects and assignments based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. Our units have been picked to suit local business demands such as fabrication and CAD/CAM.

Course content

Units to be taught:

  •  Unit 1 Health and Safety
  •  Unit 6 Electrical and electronic principles
  •  Unit 16 Engineering drawing for technicians
  •  Unit 22 Fabrication process and technology
  •  Unit 23 welding technology
  •  Unit 31 Computer Aided Manufacturing

The course will be developed so that students will be able demonstrate and use machines such as 3D printer, CAM Routers, Workshop machines and use CAD software such as Solidworks and Auto CAD efficiently.

Future opportunities

Engineering underpins just about everything – from transport to medicine; from farming to space exploration; architecture to electronic products. An army of engineers are needed – now and in the future – the career opportunities are endless! BTEC Engineering students could go on to further study at HNC, HND or Degree level. Alternatively there are many employment opportunities for apprentice Professional Engineers or Technicians.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact North Oxfordshire Academy directly.

Last updated date: 05 May 2015

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