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Engineering BTEC Level 3 Diploma at Teignmouth Community School

Course description

The qualification provides a broad basis of study for the engineering sector. It has been designed to support progression to higher education when combined with other STEM based subjects as well as a route through to employment and apprenticeships. The BTEC engineering course will be a development of the work covered in previous years, as well as introducing new concepts to learners. It will allow students to gain knowledge and have the opportunity to apply that knowledge within a variety of engineering contexts. Previous knowledge in Mathematics and Physics will provide a foundation to Unit 1 - Engineering principles. The course will consist of 4 Units of which 3 are mandatory and 2 are external: Where possible we will teach through practical activities including CAD CAM and secondary machining processes.

Course content

A range of practical lessons alongside some paper based work. As well as theoretical knowledge and practical skills, you will also develop skills in problem solving; understanding material properties, sustainability issues and understanding the market place. Some of your time will be spent in the Engineering workshops, acquiring practical machine shop skills and working safely. Some time will also be spent in the CAD/CAM suite looking at 3D drawing programs and Manufacturing through Computer Aided Manufacturing. The Engineering Principles Unit involves both advanced Math's and Science calculations which will be tested externally.

Entry requirements

The course has a 33% Maths/Physics content so a GCSE pass at Grade 5 or above in Maths is essential. A Merit in BTEC Engineering or C in a Technology based GCSE will also be very helpful as practical work in electronics, and manufacturing in metal are part of the course.

Future opportunities

There are a very wide variety of job prospects for engineering with a projected shortage of 1.82 million Engineering jobs by 2022. This course will provide the foundation for careers in Telecommunications Engineering; Automotive Engineering; Aeronautical Engineering; Chemical Engineering; Mechanical Engineering and Electronic and Fluid Engineering careers. This course is also being run within our local area by Centrax and FlyBe. When combined with A levels in Maths and Physics routes through to University are accessible in Engineering and Architecture.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Teignmouth Community School directly.

Last updated date: 02 May 2017

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