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Level: 3

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

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 Level 3 Extended Certificate in Engineering has been designed to support your development as an engineer, leading to a highly rewarding and well paid career in this sector. It also offers a seamless transition of credits into an engineering apprenticeship.and will start to prepare candidates for university-level study. 

Entry requirements

Achievement of the following GCSE grades is the minimum entry requirement for the course:

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

Course Content

To be awarded the National Extended Certificate in Engineering, students must successfully complete three mandatory units:

  • Engineering Principles
  • Delivery of Engineering Processes Safely as a Team
  • Engineering Product Design and Manufacture

They must also complete at least three optional units. This could include:

  • Computer Aided Design
  • Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems
  • Electronic Devices and Circuits
  • Computer Programming
  • Secondary Machining Processes

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by a variety of methods including:

  • Written assignments
  • Practical assessments
  • Presentations
  • Industry project
  • Examination

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 Extended Certificate in Engineering, you could progress to the Extended Diploma in Engineering.

Careers

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

 

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Rosie Dales

Rosie Dales

Welding student Rosie forges ahead in fabrications

Student welder Rosie Dales is forging ahead in the male-dominated world of fabrication thanks to Derby College. Rosie, 24, is set to take a Level 3 NVQ in Fabrication and Welding. She is also adding skills to a previous Level 2 qualification which she did not gain through an earlier provider. Rosie, who was born deaf and is a skilled lipreader, uses a hearing aid to boost what sound she can hear. She praised the teaching focus of her Derby College tutor and said her fellow students were "deaf aware", which was helpful. After working unpaid for two weeks, Rosie landed an apprenticeship with her grandfather's firm, Dales Fabrications, in Ilkeston. She found that she loved the work and the company is now funding her college training.

Rosie said: "I'm really enjoying the college work. The tutor is focussed on the students and I'm making good progress.


"I think it's going well. I'm taking small steps at a time. After I qualify I might go on to a higher qualification and see where that takes me. We'll see."


 

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