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Level: 3

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Weeks: 36

Hours: 9.00

Start: 07/09/2020

Days / Times: Tuesday 08:45 to 17:45

Tuition (£): 2583.00*

Adult Loan Amount: 2583.00****

Interview: Y

Course Summary

The city of Derby and the surrounding area is world renowned for its engineering and manufacturing industry and is populated with world leading employers and their high quality supply chains.

The engineering sector is also still growing at a considerable rate, particularly with the development of new technologies which in turn has led to skill shortages and demand for high performing engineers.

Using the latest suite of qualifications, the one-year part time BTEC Award in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering has been designed to support  adults who wish to further their development as engineers, leading to a highly rewarding and well paid career in this sector. The course can also be taken as part of a career enhancement route.

Entry requirements

Prior achievement of the following GCSEs and grades is necessary:

  • English 4/C
  • Maths 5/B
  • Science 4/C

For adults wishing for career advancement or change, prior achievement of an Engineering qualification at Level 2, or relevant work experience, will be required. Alternatively, they will need evidence of study of related vocational qualifications at Levels 2/3.

Course Content

To achieve the BTEC Award in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering, students must complete three mandatory units, and at least two optional units. The mandatory units are:

  • Health and Safety in the Workplace
  • Communications for Engineering Technicians
  • Mathematics for Technicians

Optional units available include:

  • Further Engineering Mathematics
  • Electro, Pnuematic and Hydraulic Systems and Devices
  • Selecting and Using Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Principles and Applications of Electronic Devices and Circuits
  • Manufacturing Planning
  • Industrial Robot Technology
  • Engineering Project

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by a variety of methods including:

  • Written assignments
  • Practical assessments
  • Presentations
  • Industry project

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

In addition to regular writing materials and a scientific calculator, specific PPE may need to be purchased for selected activities.

What can I do after this course?

On successful achievement of the Award in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering - and if you meet the relevant university entry criteria - you could progress to a full-time course in Higher Education (such as a Foundation Degree or HNC/D.)

Careers

Alternatively, and with employment in a qualifying role, an apprenticeship in Engineering or career as an engineering technician would be possible: this qualification can be used as credits/evidence towards the apprenticeship knowledge elements.

 

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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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Pete Szabo

Pete Szabo

Shy student engineer Pete “grew” to enjoy distinguished police career

Shy student engineer Pete "grew" to enjoy distinguished police career. Retired police officer Pete Szabo was "painfully shy" and not "particularly bookish" as a young man...yet he went on to hold some of the most senior positions in the Derbyshire force. And, looking back, he credits his early training in an entirely different field at Derby College with broadening his skills, as he "grew" to pass his police training course with the second highest mark.
 
When he retired at the end of October, Pete, 52, had operational oversight of 680 officers and police staff, yet in the mid-1980s he worked as a laboratory technician in Belper. While Pete was with solid fuel business TI Parkray, he studied on release for a day-and-a half-a week, over four years, at Derby College. He gained his ONC and HNC engineering qualifications with passes and merits.
 
And his time at Derby College helped lay the foundations when he decided to change career and apply for the police. Pete progressed through the ranks, from PC, to becoming the youngest Sergeant at the time in Derbyshire, to Inspector and Chief Inspector. At one stage he headed Learning and Development for forces across the East Midlands. He retired as Chief Inspector and Operations Manager for the Derbyshire force. Pete is currently studying for a Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 5 qualification and said he intends to keep on learning.

For me, college was great. I was painfully shy at that stage and it helped me grow as a person, through meeting and learning from people from a wide range of backgrounds and different ages and cultures, and from various sections of industry like Rolls-Royce.


It gave me an early idea of public speaking and it gave me an insight into the academic world. I'm not the most bookish of people but I came out of my police training course with the second highest mark.

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