Engineering Level 3 Diploma at Ysgol Dyffryn Aman
The level 3 Diploma in engineering is a 2 year course that is equivalent to an ‘A’ level (60 credits). Traditionally students who have followed this course have been apprentices so it is acknowledged within industry and would be regarded as a great advantage in addition to A levels for any candidate wishing to study engineering at university.
The course is run in partnership between Ysgol Dyffryn Aman and Coleg Sir Gar, where the candidates study different regulatory units over the 2 year period. The college aspect takes place on Mondays or Tuesdays and the candidates are bused from Ysgol Dyffryn Aman to the Graig campus in Llanelli at 12.10pm and leave to return at 4.00pm. Future pathways can include University, College Of Higher Education or vocational training at a place of work.
To be eligible for the level 3 course candidates must have a level 2 in engineering as well as GCSEs in English and Maths.
GCSE Point Scores
In advising students as to the most suitable choice of post-16 courses/programmes of study, we use a GCSE 'Point Score' as a benchmark.
The Score is made up from the best six GCSE grades achieved by the student using the following scale:-
A* - 8 points
A - 7 points
B - 6 points
C - 5 points
D - 4 points
E - 3 points
F - 2 points
G - 1 point
This process has been used successfully over a number of years and proved to be an accurate predictor of likely success through the various possible routes of study.
- To study 4 A Level subjects over 2 years – 42 points (minimum) including Maths & English (following consultation)
- To Study 3 A Level subjects over 2 years points – 30 points (minimum) including Maths & English
- To study a green route a point score of 30 points from at least 4 separate subjects
N.B. Although, as stated above, these ‘scores’ are good predictors of likely success upon entry into the Sixth Form, each student is treated as an individual and the post GCSE Interview is a very important process. Parents are welcome to be present at these interviews.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ysgol Dyffryn Aman directly.