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Level: 2

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 2

Weeks: 36

Hours: 6.00

Start: 14/09/2021

Days / Times:

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This course is for school students, where the school has agreed to fund the placement.

The BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Engineering (603/0829/1)* has been developed to provide students with the technical knowledge and skills needed within the engineering industry, which covers a wide range of exciting and rapidly developing areas such as renewable energy, space, low carbon, aerospace, automotive, agri-food and bioscience.

Students will have the chance to learn in our Engineering Academy with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

This course is delivered over two years, starting in Year 10, and students will study at the Roundhouse one day a week.

*qualification featured on the DfE KS4 Performance Tables

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, you just need a strong interest in the engineering industry.

You will be assessed during the first term at College to ensure this is the most suitable course for you, with fall-back options available.

Course Content

You will need to complete three mandatory units:

  • Exploring engineering sectors and design applications – get to know the industry sectors and how they work together to solve real-life problems

Weighting: 30% of the course

Assessment: Internal

  • Investigating an engineering project – explore the types of materials, components and processes used to make products, then reproduce and test a product

Weighting: 30% of the course

Assessment: Internal

  • Responding to an engineering brief – provide solutions to real-life problems by creating your own engineered product

Weighting: 40% of the course

Assessment: Externally assessed task

How will I be assessed?

Students will be assessed through a mixture of internal assignments and externally assessed tasks.

All three units must be successfully completed to gain this qualification.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

Students must wear steel toe-cap boots and safety overalls (purchased through Derby College Group) in the workshop. You will be required to supply your own writing materials.

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

Upon completion of the qualification, and depending on the grades achieved and other qualifications achieved, students may wish to progress to:

  • The Level 2 qualification in Performing Engineering Operations
  • The Level 3 Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering
  • An apprenticeship programme at Level 2 or 3
  • A-levels

You will be able to access advice and guidance while studying at the College to learn more about the post-16 opportunities available to you.

Careers

Further study can lead to a variety of careers, including:

  • Junior CAD technician
  • Trainee manufacturing systems engineer
  • Engineering maintenance technician
  • Director of manufacturing

For more information, email the 14-16 team at 14-16@derby-college.ac.uk

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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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