Overview

About the course

Course Introduction

If you want to pursue Engineering as a career, or learn more about the discipline, then this is the course for you! It will give you both theoretical and practical experience across a whole range of engineering disciplines. The qualification focuses on developing the practical employability skills required by our local and national engineering industries, including industrial visits and guests speakers. It also offers a specialist qualification that focuses on particular aspects of employment within the appropriate Engineering sector.

Award Body

EDEXCEL

Description

BTEC Level 3 is a qualification which can extend a learner’s programme of study and give vocational emphasis, it is broadly equivalent to one GCE A-Level.

Course Suitable For

BTEC Level 3 is suitable for the mature learner, who wishes to follow a vocational programme of study as part of their continued professional development or who want to move to a different area of employment. If you are interested in Engineering and want to pursue it as a career, or perhaps simply want to learn more about the discipline, then this is the course for you!

Preferable Entry Requirements

GCSE Grade A*-C Product Design or Equivalent. Level 2 Award/Certificate in Engineering.

Why Study?

If you are interested in Engineering and want to pursue it as a career, or perhaps simply want to learn more about the discipline, then this is the course for you! It will give you both theoretical and practical experience across a whole range of engineering disciplines. The qualification focuses on developing the practical employability skills required by our local and national engineering industries.

Progression Opportunities

On successful completion of this qualification, you may decide to continue to higher qualification in engineering. You can also move unto gaining employment within the Engineering sector, such as roles in a range of engineering posts.

Why Grace Academy?

We have up-to-date Engineering Technology to enable you design and make innovating and mind-blowing engineered products. We have a state of the art 3D printer/ router, laser cutters and workshop machines such pillar drills and vacuum formers. We also run an activity week every term on Wednesdays where students can participate in a range of activities such as Formula 1 car building and racing, Lego/Mindstorm competitions. Guest speakers from industry are frequently invited and there are also visits to local Engineering companies including the opportunity to visit Engineering exhibitions at the NEC and other centres.

Modules

Level 3 in Engineering, you must complete these units in year 1:

Health & Safety in the Engineering Workplace

Learn and understand the key features of health and safety legislation and regulations, find out how to identify and control hazards in the workplace. Also carry out a risk assessment, identifying control measures, understand the methods used when reporting and recording accidents and incidents in the workshop setting.

Engineering Drawing for Technicians

Learn to create drawings of components and circuits using Computer Aided Drawing. Then produce CAE components using software linked to computer-controlled machine tools.

Computer Aided Manufacturing

Learn the skills that enable modern Formula 1 racing cars to be manufactured and assembled accurately and quickly, understand the benefits of CAM and the significance of simultaneous engineering, how the CAD/CAM operates and modelling is used to simulate the manufacturing process.

Assessment Methods

All the units are internally assessed through a series of assignments and activities.

Support Provided

Our Teaching and Learning Strategy is at the core of our approach to students and their learning. We aim to provide a learning community where students achieve excellence and achievement is celebrated.

We want you to enjoy your time at the academy and to be successful. You will need to monitor your own progress. We want you to become self-critical and to think about how you can improve.

We will expect you to work hard and productively. Being present in the academy for as long as it is necessary for you to meet your targets and succeed in your learning.

Course Application

Contact the Post 16 Manager on 0121 329 4630 or email on juliebaker@graceacademy.org.uk.

Register your interest in your chosen courses and an application form will be sent out to you. All applicants are interviewed and conditional offers are made subject suitability of course.

Please note all courses on offer are subject to the minimum uptake for viability.