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T Level Foundation Programme in Engineering

The emphasis of the course is on developing an all-round knowledge and practical base, together with an understanding of the roles people undertake within engineering. This includes mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, manufacturing engineering, design and project management. You will also take part in a employer-set project  with the aim of achieving the AQA Higher Project Qualification.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Engineering
School Leaver - Vocational/Technical
Location: The Roundhouse
Full Time or Part Time: FT
Level: 2
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: Y
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Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/t-level-foundation-programme-in-engineering
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Course Information for Students

This course is directed towards candidates who wish to work within the engineering industry at a technical level. It allows progression to a Level 3 T Level, with the support of a single GCSE resit in either Maths or English.

The emphasis of the course is on developing an all-round knowledge and practical base, together with an understanding of the roles people undertake within engineering. This includes mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, manufacturing engineering, design and project management. You will also take part in a employer-set project  with the aim of achieving the AQA Higher Project Qualification.

For more information on T Levels, please visit:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/introduction-of-t-levels/introduction-of-t-levels

You need to be highly motivated and demonstrate a keen personal interest in pursuing a career in engineering. Offers of a place on the course are dependent on your qualifications. You will need:

  • A minimum of four GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above
  • A grade 5 (higher C) in either English or Maths

Maths and English are critical elements of this programme, embedded in many of the units taken, and those accepted on the course will have to undertake additional GCSE Maths or English in order to attain a minimum grade 5 (higher C) in order to progress to the T Level.

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Mechanical Principles
  • Electrical Principles
  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Workshop Skills
  • Employer Project
  • Work Experience
  • Tutorial

This course will be delivered on-site.

You will need to purchase various items of equipment, including safety boots for workshop sessions and technical drawing equipment. The purchase of appropriate books and e-books is encouraged and guidance on which books to purchase will be given by subject specialists.

The course uses various assessment methods including written assignments, presentations, poster presentations and phase tests.

Successful completion of this course and the necessary GCSEs will allow you to progress to the new Level 3 Technical Level (T Level) in Engineering. These are new from September 2022. More information about these new pathways can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/introduction-of-t-levels/introduction-of-t-levels

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

£40493

Engineering Technicians

Civil Engineers

£47465

Civil Engineers

Design and Development Engineers

£47368

Design and Development Engineers

IT Engineers

£29175

IT Engineers

Mechanical Engineers

£47927

Mechanical Engineers

Engineering Professionals n.e.c.

£45110

Engineering Professionals n.e.c.

Building and Civil Engineering Technicians

£26963

Building and Civil Engineering Technicians

Electronics Engineers

£44042

Electronics Engineers

More Careers Information at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/career-pathways
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Course Information Last Updated On: October 18, 2021 1:56 pm