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Level: 1

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

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 advanced engineering resources, the one-year Level 1 Introduction to Engineering and Manufacturing has been designed for school leavers to support their development as engineers, enabling them to progress to recognised vocational qualifications relevant to the sector. A key part of the course is the development of English and Mathematics to GCSE level.

Entry requirements

Achievement of the following GCSE grades are the minimum entry requirements for the course:

  • English 2
  • Maths 2
  • Science 2

Course Content

The course will focus on GCSE resits in English and Mathematics. 

The following Engineering topics will be covered on the course:

  • Electronics
  • Handfitting
  • Welding
  • Fluid Power
  • Machining
  • Science

The completion of the Engineering components will lead to the award of a College certificate.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by a variety of methods including:

  • Written assignments
  • Practical assessments
  • Presentations
  • Project work
  • Examination - English and Maths

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?

Further Study

On successful achievement of the Introduction to Engineering and Manufacturing, you could progress to a Level 2 Engineering course at the College.

Careers

Alternatively, and with employment in a qualifying role, an apprenticeship in Engineering may be possible.

 

 

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This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

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Lee Royal

Lee Royal

Lee owes top welding apprenticeship to Derby College guidance

Doosan Babcock welding apprentice Lee Royal always knew he’d find an apprenticeship after taking level 3 welding at Derby College.
 
 
But Lee is also certain he wouldn’t have been taken on by such a leading power engineering systems business as Doosan without the
College’s involvement. 
 
 
Lee, who is 20 and from Derby, progressed to the level 3 course after  completing level 2 Performing Engineering Operations at the Roundhouse.
 
 
He enjoyed it but was always aware he wanted to be a fabricator welder, like his dad.
 
 
While on his level 3 course  he and four other students got the opportunity through their tutor, to apply for the Doosan apprenticeship.
 
 
Lee said: “I love it. The bays are so large – there’s so much room – and our tutors can watch us weld through a screen, which is less off-putting. I’d like to work on-site when I’ve completed my apprenticeship. I think I’d prefer to work outside than in a factory and at Doosan I might get the chance to do that.
 
 
“As a fabricator like my dad, I’ll get to do everything – the welding, cutting, bending and assembling as well as joining metal parts.
 
 
“I could have got an apprenticeship without Derby College’s help  but I wouldn’t have got this one. Before this came along, I nearly took up one nearer to home, welding skips. Because of the college I’m now training for a highly skilled career not just any welding job.”
 
And engineering is definitely in the family. Lee’s younger brother, Luke is currently on the level 2 PEO course at Derby College.

“I could have got an apprenticeship without Derby College’s help  but I wouldn’t have got this one. Before this came along, I nearly took up one nearer to home, welding skips. Because of the college I’m now training for a highly skilled career not just any welding job.”

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