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Level: 6

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 3

Weeks: 36

Hours: 9.00

Start: 15/09/2021

Days / Times:

Tuition (£): 0.00*
Full Concession: (0 Tuition/Exam Fee) available dependant on eligibility – A Full Concession is not applicable to a full-cost course

Exams (£): 5400.00**

Concessions: 21600.00***

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This is a work-based apprenticeship course designed to help you become a chartered engineer. You will study two engineering courses on a day release basis at College over a three-year period. The courses will be a Foundation Degree in Integrated Engineering and a BEng (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. You should be in a relevant job role and be employed for 30+ hours per week.

As an electrical and electronic engineer, you will be supporting the manufacturing of new products by bringing them to life and resolving manufacturing problems.

The combination of your university-level courses and your job will enable you to meet a national apprenticeship standard, subject to successful completion of an end-point assessment at the end of your apprenticeship.

Successful completion will normally take three years part time.

In the light of the COVID-19 pandemic we will seek to mitigate risks to health by applying social distancing and other government guidelines and continuing to respond to the changing public health situation through appropriate changes to our courses, services and facilities. Where official guidance or concerns for the health of students and staff demand it, we will review our approach.

  1. We will be welcoming students next academic year. We will also do all we reasonably can to meet the needs of students whose individual circumstances mean that they cannot attend any in-person teaching.
  2. The academic year will start as normal and term dates will not be changed. You are advised to be flexible in your travel plans at this stage and more advice about arrangements for the start of term will follow in July.
  3. Teaching will be delivered by a blend of in-person and online teaching, and we will adapt our timetables, teaching methods, course content and locations for delivery of teaching to achieve this. The balance of the blend will depend on the stringency of social distancing and other regulations in force at the time. Where possible, teaching by seminars, practicals and supervisions will be delivered in person, and it may be possible for teaching to smaller groups to be given on this basis. The size of the face-to-face contact groups will be determined by the capacity of rooms allocated on the timetable, and also the activity taking place within the room. If large-scale whole-class teaching in person becomes permissible, then the DCG Engineering Academy will reintroduce it as soon as possible.
  4. Research and learning facilities: It is our aim that all students who need them for their studies and research will have sufficient and suitable access to practical facilities, libraries and other facilities, subject to the restrictions of social distancing.
  5. Minimising risk: all University and College buildings will be risk assessed and managed on an ongoing basis, following government guidelines and advice. This may involve managing how we all enter and leave buildings to allow for social distancing, reducing numbers of people allowed into a building or area, appropriate cleaning regimes, altered timings of events and any other measures considered appropriate to mitigate risk of exposure to Covid-19. We will promote health and infection control measures across the rooms used by the DCG Engineering Academy, and communicate and implement changes to any of these measures resulting from local lockdown requirements as required.
  6. Support: the DCG Engineering Academy will offer you pastoral support in many forms; the University additionally provides centralised student support, including the availability of study coaches.

 

 

 

Entry requirements

In order to optimise success, candidates will typically have five GCSEs at grade C or above, including Mathematics, English and a Science, Technology or Engineering-related subject, as well as A-levels at grade C or above in both a Mathematical-based subject and a Science, Technology, Engineering or additional Mathematics-related subject, or 90+ credits in an Engineering BTEC.

The Product Design and Development Technician Apprenticeship also provides a potential preparation route for this apprenticeship.

Course Content

Course content for the Foundation Degree will include:

  • Engineering Principles
  • Engineering Maths and Science
  • Computing for Engineers
  • Business and Project Management
  • Machines and Drives
  • Introduction to PLCs

Course content on the degree course will include:

  • Electrical Power Systems
  • Automation and Robotics
  • Control Systems
  • Project Management
  • Final Project

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by a mixture of assignment-based coursework and exams.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

No

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

You can advance to a higher degree at university.

Careers

  • Design Engineer
  • Project Manager

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Ephraim Barabu

Ephraim Barabu

Doosan apprentice Effy recommends DCG welding course 100%

Leaving home to take up an apprenticeship with a leading power engineering company is working out well for former Derby College level 3 welding student Effy Barabu.
 
 
Effy, who is 18 and from Derby, is now a welding apprentice at Doosan Babcock alongside four of his former fellow level 3 students from the College’s Ilkeston site.
 
 
He said: “To be taken on as an apprentice, we had to go to Doosan’s welding school in Tipton for trade tests. It was quite stressful – I was up at 5 o’clock in the morning to get there for 8am. All five of us passed and we’re now on an apprenticeship scheme with Doosan. It’s great. We’re training to be high integrity welders. It’s a skilled job and pays very well.”
 
 
His apprenticeship means having to live away from home – but Effy doesn’t mind – the new opportunity has broadened his horizons.
 
 
And all five former Ilkeston students were already good friends before they were accepted onto Doosan’s scheme so they’re happy to train and spend time  together.
 
 
Effy added: “After my apprenticeship, I don’t mind where I go to work. I used to think I wanted to stay near home but that’s changed now. I’d happily  go to London or Scotland – or even abroad. I’d tell people on my old course that you have to work hard and be prepared to make sacrifices, like staying away from home. But I’d say it’s all worth it. It’s all good. I’d definitely recommend taking an engineering course at Derby College – 100%!”

After my apprenticeship, I don’t mind where I go to work. I used to think I wanted to stay near home but that’s changed now. I’d happily  go to London or Scotland – or even abroad. I’d tell people on my old course that you have to work hard and be prepared to make sacrifices, like staying away from home. But I’d say it’s all worth it. It’s all good. I’d definitely recommend taking an engineering course at Derby College – 100%!

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