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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 Advanced Manufacturing 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, such as the new state of the art Idea Centre with 3D printers and the latest prototyping technology, provide an opportunity for project-based learning. With a fully equipped Robotics Lab, Hydraulics/Pneumatics Lab and Workshop with the latest cutting edge technology, students will gain an understanding of industry standard equipment.
Land-based Machinery Operations
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 externally set assessments will offer opportunities to achieve Pass, Merit and Distinction criteria, and 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.
Students will be given the opportunity to learn about the many different roles available in the engineering and agriculture industries through site visits and talks from high calibre industry leaders.
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