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The course supports the skills and knowledge development requirements for technician access into the engineering working environment and contains 3 components:
Engineering qualifications (Combined)
Essential skills at level 2 in: ICT
This course comprises of a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering alongside both NVQ Level 2 and NVQ Level 3 qualifications. This is designed to equip individuals with knowledge, understanding and practical skills required for success in a range of technical manufacturing roles including the Screening, Crushing, Washing and Recycling industries.
6 GCSEs at grades A* - C including English and preferably Grade B in Mathematics or equivalent.
Entry is also subject to:
There are two separate assessment methods throughout the course. The academic BTEC assessments are 100% coursework based and will primarily be carried out by the use of projects and assignments throughout the duration of the course. 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 program candidates can progress to:
or direct entry to:
The entire program is co-ordinated at South West College, the only college in Northern Ireland to achieve a Grade 1 outstanding grade in a recent ETI inspection for teaching and leadership.
On Completion of the Level 5 HLA articulation is available to
The program of study supports the following sample of vocational pathways:
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