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Engineering Level 2 at Sheffield College

Course description

This is a one year full time course

About the course

This course will help develop your Engineering skills to keep up with rapidly developing technologies. It will give you the knowledge and skills you will need to meet the needs of modern engineering industries.

You will have the opportunity to learn about the design, development, manufacture and maintenance of engineering products and systems. It is largely classroom based with one two hour practical workshop event per week. 

A key feature of the course is learning how to work safely and effectively. You will learn how materials and equipment should be handled and the most appropriate personal protective equipment to use. You will be able to use and interpret textual, numeric and graphical information when working with engineering drawings, technical manuals, reference tables, specifications, charts or electronic displays. One of the main functions of an engineer is to solve problems, many of which require the use of mathematical formulae and equations so you will work on your mathematical skills. CAD/CAM technologies have replaced some traditional techniques in engineering manufacture. You will develop skills in this by designing and producing simple components using CAD/CAM, then using CNC software to produce a component on a CNC machine tool. Some of the other units include Machining Techniques, Part Programming of CNC Machines and Marking Out.
 
Some students may have the opportunity to take part in trips abroad such as recent visits to Volvo in Brussels, BMW in Munich and Skoda in Prague to learn about how the Engineering concepts you learn about in the classroom are applied in the workplace in large Engineering firms.
 
You will be required to study functional skills or GCSE English or maths if you do not already hold a minimum of GCSE grade 4.  (Many universities and employers ask for a minimum of GCSE grade 4 in both maths and English).
 
Will this course suit me?
 
This course would suit students who are looking for a career in product design, aerospace, manufacturing, electronics, electrical engineering, or the automotive industry as a project leader or designer.
 
Personal Study Time
You are expected to work independently on project work away from the college.

Qualification

BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Engineering

 

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at Grade 3 or above  to include English Language, Maths and Science

Assessment

The level 2 diploma consists of 12 units. Assessment is a mixture of external and internal assessment. 2 units are externally assessed with students sitting one hour exams. The remaining units are marked internally via set assignment work.

 

Financial information

Money

At The Sheffield College we will always do our best to support you through your studies, to make them as stress free as possible. We have a specialist support team who can give you all the advice you need on all things financial, including what might be available to you, so that you don’t go short and you can concentrate all your efforts into your studies.

Free meals

If you meet the eligibility criteria we’ll be able to support you with free meals. You’ll get an amount of money that you can use within the college shops and diners per day. This will be added to your student ID card which you will just swipe to purchase items.

Travel passes

Students (including Apprentices) of The Sheffield College who live in South Yorkshire are eligible for a 16–18 Student Pass which entitles pass holders to cheaper travel on buses and trams in South Yorkshire. Pass holders are also entitled to half fare on Northern train services in South Yorkshire.

Learner Support Fund

If you are enrolled with us, you may receive support towards the cost of:

  • Travel

  • Books and materials

  • Uniform and equipment

  • Essential course trips

  • NUS extra

  • DBS checks needed for your course (previously known as CRB)
  • UCAS registration fee and travel to interviews when applying for university

Future opportunities

Where can it lead?

On successful completion of this course the next step could be the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering. Passing this course will also improve your chances of gaining an apprenticeship.

 

Further information

Open Days

Why not come and see for yourself. Visit us on one of our open evenings and meet the people who will be teaching you, have a chat about what the course involves and look round our fantastic facilities where you’ll be learning.

Our City, Hillsborough, Peaks and Olive Grove campuses will be open on the following days:

  • Thursday 25th October 2018, 4pm-7pm
  • Wednesday 21st November 2018, 4pm-7pm
  • Tuesday 29th January 2019, 4pm-7pm
  • Monday 4th March 2019, 4pm-7pm

 

 

 

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 17 September 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: One year
  • Course code: GFFEN1

Venues

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    • Welcome to Olive Grove

       

      Olive Grove is The Sheffield College’s home of Engineering, Motor Vehicle, Gas Fitting and Plumbing, just a five minute walk down the road from our City Campus.

      After a recent major investment at Olive Grove, we have provided students with state-of-the-art workshops which include the exact same machinery as out in industry, the latest CAD software, new classrooms and a Learning Resource Centre to keep us at the cutting edge of the changes in Manufacture, Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

      Olive Grove also has a dedicated motor vehicle workshop with tyre fitting machine, wheel balancing machines and car ramps as well as a workshop for body repair and refinishing.

      Address

      Olive Grove, 2 Olive Grove Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S2 3GE

      By Car

      From the M1 use Junction 33 onto the Sheffield Parkway, which merges into the A61.

      At the large roundabout, take the third exit sign posted A61.

      Continue on A61, keeping the train station on your left, until you spot a McDonalds restaurant.

      After the traffic lights turn left on to Farm Road, keeping the McDonalds on your left.

      Carry straight on to East Bank Road for approximately 300 metres (passing a petrol station on your right).

      Olive Grove is on the right hand side.

      Parking

      Parking at Olive Grove is limited to those with Blue Badges, however the Grosvenor Casino (Duchess Road) offers pay-and-display public parking and is only a 5 minute walk from the campus. 

      By Train

      Sheffield Train Station is only 15 minutes from Olive Grove on foot.

      You can find more information about timetables and fares to Sheffield Train Station on the National Rail Enquiries website.

      By Tram

      Olive Grove is served by two nearby tram stops – Granville Road/Sheffield College and Park Grange Croft (both stops are on the Blue and Purple lines).

      You can find more information about timetables and fares on the Supertram website.

      By Bus

      The central bus terminal is approximately 15 minutes walk from Olive Grove Campus, and there are several other bus stops close by.

      Check out the Travel South Yorkshire website for further details, including timetables and fare prices.

      By Bike

      Olive Grove has secure bike storage on site. Please speak to Student Services to register and gain access to the storage facilities.

      Accessibility

      For accessibility information please see the Disabled Go website here.