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Level: 3

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 2

Weeks: 36

Hours: 9.00

Start: 14/09/2017

Days / Times:

Tuition (£): 2710.00*

24+ Loan Amount: 5421.00****

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This course provides all the skills and technical knowledge required to gain access to our Foundation Degree. The course will be delivered as a day release course, one day per week for two years.

The course covers all aspects of general engineering and incorporates the elements contained within the specialist Electrical, Mechanical, Operations and Manufacturing BTEC study programmes. By following a general engineering study programme, you will be positioned perfectly to commence a pathway to specialism at degree level and beyond.

Local employers and universities all agree that developing a wide range of technical skills at Level 3, rather than specialising at too early a stage in your career, helps create future engineers who are far more valuable to local companies, many of which are working in the advanced technologies sector where "multi skilling" is vital.

We will provide you with an understanding of Electrical, Mechanical, Manufacturing and Operations Engineering principles at Level 3 (A-level standard). The course will also cover Mathematics, Computer Aided Design and 3D Printing.

Progression to the Foundation Degree is assured upon successful completion of this course.

Entry requirements

You will need to have at least four GCSE (or equivalent) qualifications including Maths and English.

Course Content

  • Maths for Technicians
  • Further Maths for Engineers
  • Health and Safety
  • Electrical Principles
  • Mechanical Principles
  • CAD
  • CAM
  • 3D Printing
  • Materials Science
  • Measurement and Inspection Techniques
  • Secondary Processes and Controls
  • Welding Principles
  • Electrical Installation
  • Communications for Engineers
  • Engineering Project

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will be via assignments and formal examinations.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

We will provide all specialist equipment and PPE to help you complete the course.

Candidates will be expected to provide their own scientific calculators with a two-line display (we recommend the Casio "fx" range of calculators), pens, pencils, full geometry set, ruler and A4 paper refill pad.

What can I do after this course?

Further study 

You can progress to the Foundation Degree in Engineering at Derby College, run in association with Sheffield Hallam University (two or three years of study depending on the study programme).

Successful completion of the Foundation Degree leads to a final year of study at Derby College and the full BEng (Hons) accreditation.

The pathway provides access to becoming an accredited Chartered Engineer.

Careers

You can progress to a Higher Apprenticeship or to numerous careers within the engineering sector.

 

* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.
**** Advanced Learner Loan: if you are aged 19 or over and want to study at Level 3, 4, 5 or 6, you could apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the costs of your study. This is the fee that would need to be financed by a successful application for a loan. Alternatively, you or your employer could pay the fees directly.

This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

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Rosie Dales

Rosie Dales

Welding student Rosie forges ahead in fabrications

Student welder Rosie Dales is forging ahead in the male-dominated world of fabrication thanks to Derby College. Rosie, 24, is set to take a Level 3 NVQ in Fabrication and Welding. She is also adding skills to a previous Level 2 qualification which she did not gain through an earlier provider. Rosie, who was born deaf and is a skilled lipreader, uses a hearing aid to boost what sound she can hear. She praised the teaching focus of her Derby College tutor and said her fellow students were "deaf aware", which was helpful. After working unpaid for two weeks, Rosie landed an apprenticeship with her grandfather's firm, Dales Fabrications, in Ilkeston. She found that she loved the work and the company is now funding her college training.

Rosie said: "I'm really enjoying the college work. The tutor is focussed on the students and I'm making good progress.


"I think it's going well. I'm taking small steps at a time. After I qualify I might go on to a higher qualification and see where that takes me. We'll see."


 

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