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Level: 3

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Weeks: 36

Hours: 9.00

Start: 09/09/2019

Days / Times: Tuesday 08:45 to 19:30

Tuition (£): 3345.00*

24+ Loan Amount: 3345.00****

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This course will provide all the skills and technical knowledge required to gain access to our Foundation Degree. The course will be delivered on a day release basis, one day per week for one year. It is ideal for people who already have Level 3 qualifications in other subjects and are looking for a career change into engineering.

The course covers the primary aspects of general engineering and incorporates some of 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 too early in your career, will set you apart as a future engineer who is 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
  • 3D Printing
  • Materials Science
  • Measurement and Inspection Techniques
  • Secondary Processes and Controls

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 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 also provides access to becoming an accredited Chartered Engineer.

Careers

You could consider a Higher Apprenticeship or numerous career paths within the engineering sector.

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* 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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Jack O’Connor

Jack	O’Connor

Engineering NVQ powers R-R manager’s career

Rolls-Royce manager Jack O'Connor says his Derby College engineering course was the "start of everything" for the skills needed in his career. Jack joined the aero engine giant as a semi-skilled polisher and packer of blades. He began his Derby College Level 3 NVQ in engineering principals at the age of 23 when he was accepted by the company as an apprentice. Now aged 31, Jack is a Rolls-Royce production leader. He is also taking a University of Warwick – Master of Science (MSc) in Engineering Business management. Jack said he left school was "a few" GCSEs and the college course and apprenticeship provided him with a second chance to kickstart his career and build his confidence.

He said: "I can honestly say that the course was brilliant and the lecturers were great.


"If you went through a difficult period they were always there to support you. You could have a laugh and a joke as well, and when you take into account the facilities, you're halfway there.


"I was really impressed. It was the start of everything for my work, really."


 

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