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Level: 3

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Weeks: 36

Hours: 9.00

Start: 10/09/2018

Days / Times:

Tuition (£): 3345.00*

24+ Loan Amount: 3345.00****

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This course will provide all the skills and technical knowledge required to gain access to our Foundation Degree. The course will be delivered on a day release basis, one day per week for one year. It is ideal for people who already have Level 3 qualifications in other subjects and are looking for a career change into engineering.

The course covers the primary aspects of general engineering and incorporates some of the elements contained within the specialist Electrical, Mechanical, Operations and Manufacturing BTEC study programmes. By following a general engineering study programme, you will be positioned perfectly to commence a pathway to specialism at degree level and beyond.

Local employers and universities all agree that developing a wide range of technical skills at Level 3, rather than specialising too early in your career, will set you apart as a future engineer who is far more valuable to local companies, many of which are working in the advanced technologies sector where "multi skilling" is vital.

We will provide you with an understanding of Electrical, Mechanical, Manufacturing and Operations Engineering principles at Level 3 (A-level standard). The course will also cover Mathematics, Computer Aided Design and 3D Printing.

Progression to the Foundation Degree is assured upon successful completion of this course.

Entry requirements

You will need to have at least four GCSE (or equivalent) qualifications including Maths and English.

Course Content

  • Maths for Technicians
  • Further Maths for Engineers
  • Health and Safety
  • Electrical Principles
  • Mechanical Principles
  • CAD
  • 3D Printing
  • Materials Science
  • Measurement and Inspection Techniques
  • Secondary Processes and Controls

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will be via assignments and formal examinations.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

We will provide all specialist equipment and PPE to complete the course.

Candidates will be expected to provide their own scientific calculators with a two-line display (we recommend the Casio "fx" range of calculators), pens, pencils, full geometry set, ruler and A4 paper refill pad.

What can I do after this course?

Further study

You can progress to the Foundation Degree in Engineering at Derby College, run in association with Sheffield Hallam University (two or three years of study depending on the study programme).

Successful completion of the Foundation Degree leads to a final year of study at Derby College and the full BEng (Hons) accreditation.

The pathway also provides access to becoming an accredited Chartered Engineer.

Careers

You could consider a Higher Apprenticeship or numerous career paths within the engineering sector.

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* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.
**** Advanced Learner Loan: if you are aged 19 or over and want to study at Level 3, 4, 5 or 6, you could apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the costs of your study. This is the fee that would need to be financed by a successful application for a loan. Alternatively, you or your employer could pay the fees directly.

This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

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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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