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The course supports the skills and knowledge development requirements for access into the engineering working environment and contains 3 components:
Engineering qualifications (Combined)
Additional Units including:
Essential skills at an appropriate level in:
The course supports learner skills and knowledge development for the following pathways:
You will learn:
Health and Safety in Engineering, how to read and take engineering instructions in order to carryout engineering activities including the following:
Produce the following MIG welds to specification in the Flat and Horizontal Vertical position:
Produce components to specification using such things as:
Produce plate work components and assemblies using the following processes:
Hydraulics and Pneumatics
Programmable and logical controllers (PLC’s)
Computer Aided Design
Essential Skills and Broader transferable skills in preparation and to support working in an engineering environment.
The Mandatory units are assessed by an online multiple-choice assessment. The practical units are assessed by short answer question papers and practical tasks completed in the college workshops.
Additional Units- Hydraulics and Pneumatics, CAD and PLC’s are assessed through portfolio assessments and practical tasks.
Progression to Fast Track Level 3 for the following pathways:
Further post Level 3 progression pathways are:
BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Engineering (General Engineering) - RQF
Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Engineering (Advanced Technician in Engineering - Maintenance) (HLA)
Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Engineering (Advanced Technician in Engineering - Advanced Manufacture) (HLA)
and then progression to:
Ulster University FdEng Engineering with Specialisms (Manufacturing Engineering) HLA (Dungannon Campus)
Ulster University FdEng Engineering with Specialisms (Mechatronics) HLA (Omagh Campus)
1.5 years (Fast Track)
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Pearson BTEC Level 3 Engineering with Agriculture
Level 3 Engineering Apprenticeship