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Entry Level – Introduction To Engineering (Welding, Machining & Robotics)

This course is designed to give you an insight into engineering by exploring different manufacturing techniques such as machining and welding giving you hands on experience in both of these fields. You will also explore the world of Robotics by programming your very own robot ready for battle against your peers.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Engineering
School Leaver - Vocational/Technical
Location: The Roundhouse
Full Time or Part Time: FT
Level: Entry
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: Y
The Roundhouse

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/level-1-introduction-to-technology-engineering-welding-and-motor-vehicle
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Course Information for Students

This course is designed to give you an insight into engineering by exploring different manufacturing techniques such as machining and welding giving you hands on experience in both of these fields. You will also explore the world of Robotics by programming your very own robot ready for battle against your peers.

You will study mechanical and electrical engineering covering hand skills, machining and basic electrical principles. In welding you will experience different types of welding and fabrication techniques and in Robotics you will learn the basics of programming and assembling your robots preparing them to face off against your peers.

There are no formal entry requirements for this course however a real interest in Engineering is essential

  • Machining
  • Fabrication and welding
  • Robotics & Electronics
  • Work experience
  • Tutorials including character education
  • GCSE/FS Maths and GCSE/FS English

This course will be delivered on-site.

You will need to purchase several items of safety equipment (PPE) for workshop sessions, such as safety boots, an engineering welding suit and safety glasses. A full list of the equipment required will be provided in induction week.

You will be assessed through a mix of practical assessments, presentations and phase tests. You will also study towards GCSE or Functional Skills Maths and English in which you will undertake the necessary exams and assessments.

Upon completion of this course, students can progress to a full study programme in either Engineering or Motor Vehicle Studies.

For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

Course Information for Employers

If you are an employer and would like to know more about the apprenticeships and professional training we deliver or how you can get involved in co-creating and co-delivering curriculum, please contact us via email on businessenquiries@derby-college.ac.uk, call us on 01332 387 421 or visit our employer pages here.

Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

Engineering Technicians

£38961

Engineering Technicians

Civil Engineers

£51870

Civil Engineers

Design and Development Engineers

£43545

Design and Development Engineers

IT Engineers

£25410

IT Engineers

Mechanical Engineers

£46920

Mechanical Engineers

Engineering Professionals n.e.c.

£43373

Engineering Professionals n.e.c.

Electronics Engineers

£49492

Electronics Engineers

More Careers Information at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/career-pathways
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DCG Success Stories

Rosie Dales

Welding student Rosie forges ahead in fabrications

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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Course Information Last Updated On: March 28, 2022 5:04 pm