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Schools 14-16 – BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Engineering

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Level: 2

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 2

Weeks: 36

Hours: 6.00

Start: 07/09/2021

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Interview: Y

Course Summary

This course is for school students, where the school has agreed to fund the placement, or for electively home educated young people.

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.

If you are home educated, you can also apply to study GCSE Maths and English with us.

*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 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 for 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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Grace Draper

Grace Draper

Best of both worlds on a Rolls-Royce apprenticeship

At the age of 16, Grace Draper decided to apply for an apprenticeship at Rolls-Royce rather than go on to do A-levels. She’s not looked back since.
 
She has excelled while gaining on-the-job experience with the company and during her training at Derby College, where she has achieved Distinction standards. Now she is set to take her qualifications further with a foundation degree at the College, sponsored by Rolls-Royce.
 
Such has been Grace’s success that she was highly commended in the Manufacturing and Engineering Apprenticeship category of our 2014 Peak Awards. Judges described her as a ‘model learner’ and praised her collaborative work on projects, where she demonstrated the team skills and personal attributes which are vital in today’s engineering industry.

An apprenticeship at Rolls- Royce is the best of both worlds. We get to work in all sorts of areas of the company, earning while we’re learning. Having completed my first two years of the apprenticeship, I’m looking forward to starting the foundation degree.

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