Reasons to study this course
- A programme can be tailored specifically to meet your needs and combined with AS subjects such as Electronics / Graphics / 3D Design / ICT / Maths / Physics and many more.
- Ideal if you do not want to take a purely academic style AS-Level programme.
- You will develop a wide range of practical and transferable skills.
What you will need to study this course
- minimum grade 44 in GCSE Science and 4 in English Language
- minimum grade 5 in GCSE Maths
What you will study
Year 1 (Certificate) – Mathematics for Engineering, Science for Engineering, Principles of Mechanical Engineering.
Year 2 (Extended Certificate) – Principles of Electronic and Electrical Engineering plus coursework style units in Electronic Design and in Computer Aided Design (CAD).
How you will be assessed
Year 1 – three exams
Year 2 – one exam and two internally-assessed units
We offer a variety of trips including to Engineering Your Future where you will have a chance to complete some hands-on activities to find out about all of the different types of engineering and speak to local employers/universities. Enrichment opportunities such as designing and building your own leaf blower hoverboard and converting a petrol go-kart to electric before racing.
Full-time degree courses (A-Levels in Maths and Physics may also be required for more traditional engineering degrees) or directly into an apprenticeship (A-Level maths may be needed for degree level engineering apprenticeships) or job. We have selected coursework units on this programme to equip students to progress into a wide range of engineering apprenticeships or design/computing-based careers. The skills you will develop will be in demand across a range of practical and technical careers.