Engineering - Level 3 National Foundation Diploma

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Start Date: 11 September 2023
Duration: 1 Year
Attendance: Full Time
Suitable for: School Leavers
Location: Tottenham Centre
Start Date: 11 September 2023
Duration: 1 Year
Attendance: Full Time
Suitable for: School Leavers, Adults
Location: Enfield Centre

ABOUT THE COURSE

If you're interested in product design, aerospace, manufacturing, electronics, electrical engineering or the automotive industry as a project leader or designer, this course will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to progress to university or employment.

You will be taught in our modern, bright and airy engineering classrooms, each with new smartboards, alongside our well-equipped workshops with all the hand tools and machine tools you need to get a head start in your engineering career. 

The course can also include work placements with many reputable companies around greater London. There are also industry projects to take part in and guest visits from engineers who have designed railway stations, airports and shopping centres.

This BTEC course consists of two separate qualifications. In your first year of study, you will work towards the Level 3 90-Credit National Foundation Diploma. Following successful completion of this qualification, you will be able to progress to the Extended Diploma. Our Extended Diplomas offer equivalent UCAS points to studying 3 A-Levels and will have a progression route to university.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

The topics covered in the first year are:

  • Unit 01 - Engineering Principles
  • Unit 02 - Delivery of Engineering Processes Safely as a Team
  • Unit 03 - Engineering Product Design and Manufacture
  • Unit 04 - Applied Commercial and Quality Principles in Engineering
  • Unit 07 - Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems
  • Unit 09 - Work Experience in the Engineering Sector
  • Unit 10 - Computer Aided Design in Engineering

The topics covered in the second year are:

  • Unit 05 - A Specialist Engineering Project
  • Unit 06 - Microcontroller Systems for Engineers
  • Unit 08 - Further Engineering Mathematics
  • Unit 17 - Power and Energy Electronics
  • Unit 19 - Electronic Devices and Circuits
  • Unit 28 - Dynamic Mechanical Principles in Practice
  • Unit 31 - Thermodynamic Principles and Practice
  • Unit 41 - Manufacturing Secondary Machining Processes

WHAT WILL I NEED?

You will need:

  • Three GCSE's at grade 4 or above, including English Language, Maths and Science (Combined Science, or two individual Sciences) or an equivalent Level 2 qualification at Merit (and Functional Skills in English and Maths at Level 2.

All applicants must have an interview and assessment to confirm that the course is suitable for them.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Assessment is continuous throughout the year through completing written assignments and projects as well as and performing practical work that is assessed internally within the college. There will also be some written examinations, assessed externally via Pearson, the BTEC awarding body.

WHAT WILL IT COST?

School Leavers

If you will be aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, it will be FREE. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.

WHAT CAN I DO AFTER?

On successful completion of this course, you will progress onto the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering or you are able to apply for an Engineering Apprenticeship.

NOT SURE WHICH LEVEL
IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

Find out more about the courses and levels offered at the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London!

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