Engineering - Level 2

Course Code: EC1FE412

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Start DateLocationDuration
02/09/2019Bispham Campus1 YearApply

Course Overview

Begin your career in engineering with this level 2 course. The focus is on developing your knowledge application, your experimental and practical engineering techniques, and preparing you to professionally present your findings. You will also work towards achieving your GCSEs in Maths and English so that by the end of course you are fully prepared to progress to one of our level 3 options. Here at B&FC, we are an enthusiastic, expert and experienced team, and fully committed to helping you develop the skills, knowledge and experience needed to become a fully qualified engineer.

Entry Requirements

This course is aimed at those aged 16 to 18 with 4 GCSEs at grades 3-1 (previously D-G), including Maths, English and ideally Science

If you are a year 11 student applying for this programme, we will compare your GCSE results with the minimum target grades set for you by your school. This will help us decide whether this is your most suitable programme of study. Other students, including those from outside the area, will have an opportunity to discuss their qualifications and experience to make sure they too are studying at the right level. For some programmes, we might need to observe you carrying out certain practical tasks before we can make you an offer.

Qualification Obtained

BTEC First Certificate in Engineering

Essential Skills – English and Maths

If you achieve a grade 3 in GCSE Maths or English you will have to work towards re-sitting these subjects as part of your main study programme. At B&FC, this won’t delay your career journey because you’re working towards these subjects at the same time as your chosen subject.

Career Options and Progression

Modules and Assessment

Teaching and Learning Methods

This highly practical course is made up of the following:

  • engineering practical (workshop-based, typically 7 hours per week)
  • engineering/industry theory (class-based, typically 6 hours per week)
  • work experience/work placement
  • higher education study skills
  • tutorial

Our expert tutors understand that everyone learns in different ways so they use a range of teaching methods to enable everyone to achieve their potential.

Each week consists of around 16 timetabled hours, which includes 3 hours’ independent study.

We will provide you with lots of support, including regular target setting and progress reviews.

Work Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of further 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.

Tuition Fees

Students who are 18 or under and resident in the EU pay no course fees. Read our tuition fees guide for students 19 and over.

Regulation and Accreditation

Terms and Conditions

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