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Engineering - Level 3 BTEC 90 Credit Diploma at Yorkshire Coast College

Course description

The Level 3 BTEC Diploma will give learners a good knowledge of the principles and applications of Engineering.

During the programme you will develop skills, knowledge and an understanding of Engineering and have an opportunity to apply that learning in practical and realistic way.

The programme will see you follow a programme of study that enables progression to both Higher Education and employment within Engineering and see you develop key skills that are highly-valued by employers and universities.

Course content

The course includes the following units of study:

  • Health and Safety in the Engineering Workplace
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Mathematics for Engineering Technicians
  • Mechanical Principles and Applications
  • Computer Aided Drafting in Engineering
  • Electro, Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems and Devices
  • Advanced Mechanical Principles and Applications
  • Engineering Maintenance Procedures and Techniques.

The course also offers additional units for study into a specific pathway including:

  • Machining
  • Sheet Metal and Fabrication
  • Electrical Engineering

Entry requirements

GCSE grade C in Maths and Science or from successful completion of a Technical Certificate Level 2.

Future opportunities

Learners can progress onto the Higher National Diploma (HND) Engineering course or seek employment as an Advanced Engineering Apprentice.

As well as the area’s very successful existing Engineering and Manufacturing industries, new technologies such as an offshore wind farm are to be built off our coast at a cost of £300 billion which will need, for instance, operations and maintenance engineers to keep it running smoothly. 

Yorkshire Coast College is working closely with all our partners, including Scarborough Borough Council, to ensure that we remain at the forefront of skills training in the area. 

Our partnership approach will ensure that the people of Scarborough and the surrounding area develop skills that are needed by employers, hence developing job opportunities for local people. Be a part of this industrial revolution, get ready, train, retrain, have the skills required to be an engineer. 

The current local average annual wage on entry – depending on qualification – is currently between £18,000 - £22,000.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 August 2016
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      Refectory and Square Cat Café

      Our refectory at Lady Edith's Drive is the perfect place to relax and unwind, whether you want a quick snack, a healthy lunch or just to catch up with friends. Breakfast is served every weekday from 8.30am until 11am, after this a huge choice foods are available including a range of premium sandwiches, pizzas, salads, paninis, and jacket potatoes. Our two campuses each have their own refectories. 

      The Square Cat Café at Westwood is a great place to catch-up with friends. We offer hot and cold drinks and snacks. From time-to-time you might even catch a live performance from performing arts students.

      Our Learner Engagement Team also provide other activities across both sites throughout the year.

      Common Room

      The learner common room on Lady Edith's Campus is located on the ground floor and near the LRC. Here you can relax with your friends and play a game or pool and our Learner Engagement team are always on hand to help you or provide information on a range of activities they are organising. 

      Learning Resource Centre

      We have two interactive Learning Resource Centres across Yorkshire Coast College providing lending, reference and information services and offering you the chance to utilise the latest technologies and study aids. Our Learning Centres are also linked to the British Library, meaning no matter what you need, you will always have access to it. 

      ICT, Moodle & Wifi

      Yorkshire Coast College has a great range of academic facilities for both students and staff. Feel free to check books out from our libraries and use our professional printing services amongst our many other facilities at Yorkshire Coast College.

      Computing Services

      Technology and science are rapidly transforming our world, changing the way we do business, the way we learn, the way we communicate, and even the way we entertain ourselves. Yorkshire Coast College can give you everything you need to play your part in the modern world, and have a brilliant career, working at the forefront of technology. 

      Our ICT suites and ultra-modern facilities mean that your training and studies will see you networking computer systems, designing databases, manipulating graphics and images and learning more about hardware principles and user support. Both practical and theoretical study will play a major part in your course giving you a wide range of skills and knowledge, while working with the latest technologies.

      Printing Services

      Our Repro facility offers both students and the general public, first class business stationery, educational printing as well as a host of photographic and print finishing services, including both black and white and full colour prints. 

      Opening times are Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5.00pm & Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm For more information call: 01723 356172 

      Sports & Fitness

      Our Lady Edith's Drive offers a Sport & Fitness Suite which will is available to staff, students and community groups.