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Applied Engineering (Single Award) at St Aidan's and St John Fisher's Associated Sixth Form

Course description

The course is essentially a hands-on, practical course, which builds on the skills developed in the GCSE Engineering/ Design and Technology course. Students will have the opportunity to use engineering machines and equipment such as centre lathes, horizontal band saw, milling machine and MIG welder, as well as some of our extensive range of CAD/CAM equipment such as laser cutters, CNC lathe and router, and the 3D printer.

AS Units:

Unit 1: Engineering Materials Processes and Techniques.
Unit 2: The Role of the Engineer.
Unit 3: Principles of Design, Planning and Prototyping.

A2 Units:

Unit 4: Applied Engineering Systems.
Unit 5: The Engineering Environment.
Unit 6: Applied Design, Planning and Prototyping.

Entry requirements

Students require GCSE Engineering (or a related Design & Technology subject) to grade B or above.

Students from other disciplines of Design and Technology must be able to demonstrate a good level of competence with the CAD/CAM software they need to use.

5 GCSEs A*-C Grade

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Aidan's and St John Fisher's Associated Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

Key information

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