You will require 3 GCSEs grades E or above including GCSE maths and English, as well as a satisfactory school report. A keen interest in the subject is essential. You will also need to attend an interview at the college.
This engineering course will provide you with a basic understanding of engineering systems and principles.
In addition to theory based lessons you will carry out practical work in the fully equipped engineering workshops. These sessions provide the opportunity to work on engineering machine tools and equipment, and learn some basic engineering skills including machining, maintenance, fabrication and welding.
If you have not achieved a C grade or above in English or maths, you will as part of your course be required to work towards this as part of your study programme. You will be given the opportunity to go on work experience at certain times during your course.
To develop your employability opportunities you may also be given enrichment classes. This may focus upon additional qualifications, industrial updating and career preparation.
Course Assessment Method
You will be assessed through; written portfolios, online and practical assessments.
You will have the opportunity to progress on to the Level 2 Performing Engineering Operations Diploma, with further progression on to the Level 3 Diploma once the Level 2 has been completed.
Alternatively employment opportunities include engineering Apprenticeships, engineering technicians and skilled / semi-skilled operatives.
What if I Need Support
Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey.
You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.
What does it Cost?
This course is free if you are 16-18 years of age on August 31 of the calendar year in which you begin your studies. If you are 19+ years of age fees may apply. However help may be available. To see if you can receive any funding call our Student Services Team on 01325 503030.
Course fees are payable to Darlington College. Registration and membership fees may be payable. All course fees are per year.
|Qualification Type:||Diploma in Engineering and Manufacturing|
|Start Date:||September 2019|