Frequent Asked Questions
· What are the objectives of this course?
The objectives of this course is to help you to achieve high level skills in purpose-built workshops at College while gaining on-the-job experience with an employer.
· Who is it intended for?
This course is intended for highly-motivated individual with a passion for technology and employed in the maintenance/mechanical aspects of the engineering industry then this is the course for you.
3 GCSEs at A*-D (or new grade 9-3), including English and a science AND Level 1 numeracy qualification If you do not have these, we can assess your current level of literacy/numeracy
· What marks this course apart?
You will study the practical skills required for completing NVQ Level 2 in Performing Engineering Operations.
What could be improved Nothing bad.
Would you recommend this course? Yes.
What you'll learn on the course
Mechanical Systems Engineering
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What you will study
You will study the practical skills required for completing NVQ Level 2 in Performing Engineering Operations (Mechanical Engineering). Alongside this you will gain the Diploma in Engineering Technology (Maintenance Engineering) and study Employee Rights and Responsibilities, and Functional Skills in English, Maths and IT.
Maths and English (and sometimes IT) are key elements of apprenticeship programmes and if you do not already have a GCSE at grade A*-C in these subjects you will be required to study Functional Skills at the appropriate levels.
Skills in Maths and English will support your apprenticeship programme, assisting you with assignment writing, research, job applications, presentations, managing your own finances and interpretation of data, to mention just a few. They will also help you in the future. Most employers are looking for ability in these areas and the majority of university courses require you to have Maths and English GCSEs at A*-C. This is why the development of Maths and English is so important, whatever your field of study.