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Level: 3

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Adult Loan Amount: 2583.00****

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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 full-time BTEC Foundation Award in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering has been designed to support school leavers and 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 4/C
  • 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 Foundation Award in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering, students must complete one mandatory unit, and at least two optional units. The mandatory unit is:

  • Health and Safety in the Workplace

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

Opportunity also exists on this study programme to develop students' practical skills.

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 Foundation Award in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering, you could progress to a BTEC Award/Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering.

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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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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