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BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Engineering

Course Level: 

Level 3

Job opportunities after this course: 

Following successful completion of the course you will be able to progress onto the Level 3 Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering course or move into an advanced apprenticeship in Engineering, on successful completion of the 2 year program learners may carry on with further study to Higher Education.

Overview of the course: 

This qualification covers the fundamental skills and knowledge required for Engineering Technicians within the industry, the units will mainly be delivered within a classroom environment and some workshop sessions to practice and underpin the skills and techniques being taught.

Entry requirements: 

5 GCSE Grades 9-4 Including Maths and English

Topics: 

The units that will be covered during this course will be as follows:

• Health and Safety
• Communications for engineering technicians
• Mechanical principles and applications
• Computer-aided design
• Engineering drawing
• Mechanical measurement and inspection techniques
• Fabrication processes and technology
• Welding principles
• Welding technology

How is the course assessed?: 

Learners will be given the opportunity to achieve either Pass, Merit or Distinction grades in each of the individual units which when combined give an overall grade for the course. Successful completion will allow progress on to the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering. The units will be assessed using assignments and some practical work.

Further study options after this course: 

Following successful completion of the course learners will be able to progress onto the Level 3 Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering course or move into an advanced apprenticeship in Engineering, on successful completion of the 2 year course learners may carry on with further study to Higher Education.

Length of the course: 

1 Year, full time. You may complete a second year and move on to the Extended Diploma. There is an additional fee for year 2.

Campus: 

Technical Skills Academy Peterlee

When does the course start: 

September 2018

More important information about this course:

Fees: 

Fees for this course are: £3345.00

If you have been a UK resident for the past 3 years and are under the age of 19 on the 31st August, you will not usually need to pay any course fees.

If you are aged 19-23 on the day your main course starts and do not have a level 3 or above qualification you may not have any fees to pay.

If you do have a level 3 or above qualification or you are aged 24 years or over on the day your main course starts you may be able to take out an Advanced Learning Loan to pay for this course.

Please note, this is the first year of the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering, fees are payable in year 1 and year 2.

There is a requirement to wear personal protective equipment for this course. The cost of equipment is currently £25. Students with limited income can claim up to 75% of these costs. Further information will be sent to you closer to enrolment in August if you are accepted on to the course.
*We make every effort to publish correct fees, however all fees are subject to change. Fees are correct as at the current time (20 Nov 2017 21:09) and are subject to change up to the date of enrolment. Fees quoted are payable annually

What our students say: 

We regularly ask our students how we are doing at East Durham College, we have three student surveys every year. Here’s what our students said about this course in the 2014/15 induction survey;

•100% of students on the course said they felt welcome on their first day at college
•100% of students on the course said that the teaching on this course is good
•100% of students on the course said that they feel safe and secure at college
•100% of students on the course said that they are treated with respect
•100% of students on the course said that they would recommend the course to others
•100% of students on the course said that they would recommend East Durham College to others

Other comments by students on this course are;

‘Teaching style is good and the pace of lessons is also good, allowing time for extra help if needed without feeling like no progress is being made’

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