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Engineering at Neston High School

Course description

This course is designed to help people become occupationally ready to take up employment in the Engineering sector at the appropriate level. This can follow either directly after achieving the qualification, or via the stepping stone of Higher Education (HE) in university or college.
By studying a BTEC National, learners develop knowledge, understanding and skills required by the sector, including essential employability skills, and apply them in real work contexts. The course is divided into units. At Neston High School students will be taught the following:
In Year 12
UNIT 1- Health and Safety in the Engineering Workplace
UNIT 16- Engineering Drawing for Technicians
UNIT 22- Fabrication Processes and Technology. In Year 13
UNIT 5-Mechanical Principles and Applications
UNIT 21- Engineering Secondary Finishing Techniques.
UNIT 23-Welding Technology
ASSESSMENT: All assessment for the BTEC qualification is criterion referenced, based on the achievement of specified learning outcomes. Each unit within the qualification has specified assessment and grading criteria which are to be used for grading purposes. A summative unit grade can be awarded at pass, merit or distinction. This course can contribute to a number of career opportunities in engineering:
* Advanced Engineering & Metals (AEM)
* Built environment
* Defence & aerospace
* Energy Manufacturing
* Marine
* Mining

Entry requirements

5 A* - C with 2 Cs in key subjects

All students must achieve, or be working towards, 2 GCSE Grade C's in English and a Science.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Neston High School directly.

Last updated date: 07 August 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years