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Engineering BTEC Level Award at Reading College

Course description

This course has been developed by the maintenance, manufacturing, electronic and general engineering sectors to give full time learners the opportunity to enter employment or to progress to higher level engineering qualifications. It will enable you to develop your knowledge of engineering materials, design and processes, graphical communication including CAD, and electrical and electronic principles. You will study core units covering engineering working practices, using engineering information, maths for technicians, and electrical and mechanical science for engineering purposes. You also have the chance to specialise in additional areas and develop your English, maths and ICT skills, which are essential for successful performance in working life.

Course content

Your learning will involve a combination of theory and principles with hands-on experience within real work situations. You will learn from experienced staff and develop your skills in a creative and enjoyable way. 

You will study core units covering engineering working practices, using engineering information, Maths for technicians, and electrical and mechanical science for engineering purposes. You also have the chance to specialise in additional areas and develop your English, maths and ICT skills, which are essential for successful performance in working life.

BTEC Level 2 Diploma is equivalent to four GCSEs at Grades A*-C and will help you explore a range of careers within the engineering industry.

Entry requirements

Four GCSE grades D in English language, maths and science or achievement on a Level 1 course. You will be interviewed and must demonstrate self-motivation.

Future opportunities

You can progress to the Engineering BTEC Level 3 other advanced level courses or seek employment.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 September 2016
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    • BY RAIL

      Reading train station is a 20 minute walk from the College.

      Travelling from surrounding areas: there are direct lines from many local stations including: Didcot, Slough, Maidenhead, Wokingham, Basingstoke, Newbury, Pangbourne, Twyford and Earley.

      Travelling from London: there are regular trains from London Paddington to Reading taking 25-30 minutes.

      BY BUS

      There are regular bus services that stop along Kings Road:

      Reading Buses - routes 13, 14, 17
      Please Note: Reading buses require the exact fare.

      Arriva - routes 800, 850
      First Group - route 190
      Thames Travel - routes 126, 127

      In partnership with Reading Buses, students can get a weekly Travelcard at a reduced rate by showing the driver their student ID card.

      The Green Bus will be operating two new bus services from September 2014 for Reading College students.

       
      Service RC1 and RC2 will run once daily according to an agreed timetable on 175 days of each academic year connecting the college with Slough, Maidenhead and the areas in between.