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The course supports the skills and knowledge development requirements for technician access into the engineering working environment in and contains 3 components: -
1. Engineering Qualifications (Combined)
2. Essential Skills at Level 2 in:
3. Optional Qualifications
This course comprises of a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering alongside both NVQ Level 2 and NVQ Level 3 qualifications. This is designed to equip individuals with knowledge, understanding behaviours and practical skills required for success in a range of mechanical and electrical maintenance roles with additional units to meet the food sector requirement.
The Optional Modules can be selected as required by your employer.
6 GCSEs at grades A* - C including Mathematics and English or equivalent
Entry is also subject to:
There are two separate assessment methods throughout the course.
The academic BTEC assessments are a blend of projects and assignments throughout the duration of the course and external assessments. These will offer opportunities to achieve Pass, Merit, and Distinction criteria, and will be tracked though the year to form one final grade for each unit, and an end of year grade for the overall course.
The more practical NVQ element of the course will be assessed in College at Level 2 and from ‘work based visits’ where by you achieve the qualification by producing evidence of the work you are doing on your placement to satisfy pre-determined criteria at Level 3.
Having successfully completed the GOLD programme candidates can progress to:
or in most cases direct entry to:
On completion of Level 5 HLA articulation is available to:
BEng (Hons) Degree in Engineering (Top Up) (Validated by The Open University) (HLA)
The program of study supports the following sample of vocational pathways: -
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