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The BTEC Engineering with Agriculture is a full-time programme of study designed to equip learners with the knowledge and understanding required for success in a range of engineering or agricultural occupations. The qualification is also suitable for learners who have not yet decided on a particular technical specialism and who wish to gain a broader understanding of engineering and agriculture. Students will complete a Level 3 Diploma in Engineering (2 A Levels) plus a Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Agriculture (1 A Level).
Students will gain a foundation in the core disciplines of mechanical and electrical engineering as well as providing an introduction to the skills required for a career in agriculture. College facilities are utilised to support project-based learning, including the Idea Centre in the Omagh Campus with 3D printers and the latest prototyping technology. Students will gain an understanding of industry standard equipment through exposure to our fully equipped Robotics and Hydraulics/Pneumatics Workshops.
Learners will also take part in our Career Builder programme to help prepare them for employment. This will include a period of work experience and additional activities to improve your problem solving and practical skills.
Optional modules are subject to change.
Four GCSEs at Grades A*-C including Maths or BTEC Level 2 Certificate or Diploma in a related subject (Merit or Distinction grade) with Essential Skills.
Entry is subject to a successful interview.
Projects, coursework and an externally set examination will offer opportunities to achieve Pass, Merit and Distinction criteria. Success will be tracked though the year to form a final grade, giving UCAS points in the same way as A Level grades.
This qualification is equivalent to three A Levels and upon completion, learners can choose to progress to Higher Education (Foundation Degree or Honours Degree courses) in areas such as: Mechanical Engineering; Electrical/Electronic Engineering; Mechatronic Engineering; Computer Science; Agriculture. Alternatively, learners may wish to seek direct employment or progress to employment through the Higher Level Apprenticeship route (HLA). Common areas of employment include CAD Draughtsperson and Engineering Technician.
SWC specifically offers part-time and full-time Foundation Degrees and HLA’s in Manufacture and Mechatronics as progression routes from BTEC Level 3 Engineering with Agriculture.
SWC also offers a level 6 Honours Degree in Engineering as progression, on successful completion of the Foundation Degree.
SWC Career Builder
Students on this course will undertake the SWC Career Builder Programme.
This gives learners the opportunity to taking part in projects, solving problems for clients, site visits, masterclasses, guest speaker’s events from industry representatives and a work placement. On completion of Career Builder, students will achieve an OCN NI Level 3 Award in Employability and Professional Development Skills (8 credits & 8 UCAS points).
SWC Career Builder aims to make students employable and not just qualified.
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