Course Code: EC1FE419 Engineering - Fast Track to Degree Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration 02 Sep 2024 Bispham Campus 1 Year Apply now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course SummaryTake your engineering skills to the next level with this Level 3 Extended Certificate. Designed for adults aged 19 and over, this course develops knowledge of experimental and practical engineering techniques to prepare you for degree-level education. There is a strong focus on employability as we aim to equip you with the skills to apply your knowledge and understanding to the workplace. There will be plenty of opportunities to identify and solve problems as well as communicate your arguments and analysis in a range of ways to different audiences. Successful completion of the course will allow you to progress to diploma, and ultimately, degree level. Entry RequirementsThere are no formal entry requirements, however experience in Engineering industry is beneficial. Enrolment will be subject to an interview with the Programme Leader. Qualification ObtainedBTEC National Extended Certificate in Engineering Industry Placement and Field TripsNo Industry Placement required. Learning and Teaching Methods We use a variety of learning and teaching methods, which emphasise the link between knowledge and application. These might include lectures, demonstrations, practical investigations, seminars, workshops, tutorials, group and individual project work, supervised independent learning, open and resource-based learning, and online learning. Teaching and learning will also take the form of large and small groups, with a blend of tutor-led, student-led and independent learning sessions. This provides a motivating, supportive learning experience which enables everyone to achieve their potential Each module is delivered over a maximum of 60 hours of lessons, divided between theory and practical work appropriate to that module's content. Typically, each taught hour should be accompanied by an hour of independent study. Expert Tutors All staff involved in the delivery of adult education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice. Assessment MethodsCore modules for this course include: Unit 1 - Engineering Principles - You will learn Mechanical, Electrical and Maths principles which are contextualised within Engineering. This unit is assessed through an external BTEC exam sat in June. Unit 2 - Working safely in a team to deliver Engineering products - Within this unit you will learn a range of 2D CAD skill, creating Engineering drawings which are then used to learn and manufacture a product within the Engineering workshops. Unit 3 - Engineering Design - This is another externally assessed unit in the form of an exam, where you will be given a product which requires design improvements. You will have to apply a range of knowledge and skills learnt to redesign a product which meets the given design specification. Unit 10 - 3D CAD - This unit builds on your knowledge from Unit 2, to create 3D CAD models. You will learn 3D CAD Principles, and apply them to create a range of models. Assessment Methods During each module you will undertake a range of assignments, and in 2 of the 4 modules (as detailed above) controlled exams, all designed to assess your skills, experience and knowledge. Assignments will consist of practical-based studies, research, written assignments, and individual and group presentations. Other Costs and Equipment NeededThe resources you will need to buy can be found online, or at a local supplier with a likely cost of no more than £50: Steel Toe Boots Overalls Safety Glasses Casio Calculator Stationery Tuition Fees Read our tuition fees guide. Regulation and Accreditation Accrediting Institution: N/A Awarding Body: Pearson Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions. Career Options and Progression Completion of this course will allow you to progress onto our HNC or Degree Programme subject to an interview.