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Engineering (Mechanical) BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate at Uxbridge College

Course description

This course is for students who intend to gain an understanding of, and the skills required for the electronics or manufacturing industry.

Course content

The course comprises of two core units, two mandatory units and six specialist units. This provides a total of 360 GLH.

Core units

  • The Engineering World
  • Investigating an engineered product

Mandatory units:

  • Interpreting and using engineering information
  • Mathematics for Engineering

Specialist units:

  • Health and safety in engineering
  • Engineering materials
  • Computer–aided engineering
  • Machining techniques
  • Electronic circuit design and construction
  • Electrical and mechanical science for engineering

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at grade D or above including English, maths and science, or a relevant Level 1 course in Engineering including English and maths, plus a good school report commenting on attendance, punctuality, behaviour and commitment.

Assessment

The Engineering World€™ and €˜Interpreting and using engineering information€™ units are assessed externally. All other units are assessed internally by controlled time tests and course work.

Future opportunities

Direct progression to BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Mechanical Engineering or BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Electrical/Electronic Engineering or BTEC L3 – 90 credit Diploma in Engineering (subject to academic performance and attendance). 

 

Employment under the apprenticeship scheme.

Further information

For further information, please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team on 01895 853333 or email enquiries@uxbridgecollege.ac.uk 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 March 2016
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      Uxbridge College is based on two modern campuses which offer all the best facilities to help students achieve academic and vocational excellence. Both campuses provide a refectory, student social areas and a Learning Resource Centre – so you can study when it suits you. We also invest heavily in Information Communication Technology spending approximately £700,000 each year on new and upgraded equipment.

      Take time out in The Mall
      The Mall includes a smart coffee and relaxation area and top class conference and classroom facilities.

      Get hands on experience in the Technical Institute
      The engineering Technical Institute is expertly equipped for anyone wanting to boost their work skills and career prospects, and complete formal qualifications. From engineering to IT, Uxbridge College trains students to the standards local industry demands.

      Learn in well-equipped classrooms
      Our spacious, comfortable classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards, which can be linked to the internet, and PC software packages to give enormous scope for creative, engaging learning.

      The Academy
      The Academy building, where A Levels and GCSEs are taught in an adult environment, offers modern science laboratories and plenty of teaching space.

      Learning Resource Centre
      The modern environment at the Uxbridge Learning Resource Centre offers full library facilities including books, periodicals and audio visual resources, and an IT suite.

      Media & Filming Laboratory 
      Media and film students have all the technology they need to hone their audio and visual production skills.

      Fashion & Design Workshop
      The spacious, purpose-built studios offer the ideal space for creative people to nurture their art and ideas.

      More Energy Fitness Centre
      Uxbridge Campus boasts a brand new state-of-the-art sports and leisure development, part of a £6 million investment. It includes a sports hall (offering 5-a-side football, cricket, basketball, netball and volleyball, together with a full-size electronic scoreboard), a fantastic fitness suite and two outdoor multi-use games areas. For membership rates and more information please contact 01895 475454, email moreenergy-uxb@uxbridgecollege.ac.uk  or visit http://www.more-energy.co.uk/

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      If you are looking for space to hire for an event, a meeting or to conduct training, the College can offer great value, well-equipped spaces to suit your needs. Our campuses in Uxbridge and Hayes are in easy reach of main routes and have good public transport links. Facilities are available for hire on weekdays, evenings and weekends. For information on the venues available and for costs please call 01895 853631.

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      From Debenhams and Top Shop to Sainsbury's and Marks & Spencer, Uxbridge boasts a great range of stores high street stores. In addition, there is a multiplex      cinema and a host of local pubs, restaurants and cafés – perfect for socialising with friends and family. For more information on the services available in Uxbridge, visitwww.uxbridge.towntalk.co.uk

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      Wherever you come from, Uxbridge College is easily accessible by car or public transport, with ample parking on campus. The campus is near to the M40, M25, and Uxbridge Road, a short distance from Uxbridge Tube Station, and on more than a dozen bus routes. To plan your journey on London's public transport see www.tfl.gov.uk

      Underground:
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      Buses:
      U1, U2, U3, U4, U7, U9, U10, 58, 222, 331, 459, 607, A10, R21, 724.
      All buses stop at Uxbridge Station.
      The U1 and U2 stop at the top of Belmont Road, near to the College.