Course Code: EC1FE431 Mechanical Engineering - Level 3 Triple Diploma Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration 04 Sep 2023 Bispham Campus 2 Years Apply now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course SummaryCourse Overview Start your journey towards becoming a fully qualified Mechanical Engineer with the Level 3 Triple Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. Co-created with industry this qualification is aimed at learners preparing for roles in mechanical engineering e.g. mechanical maintenance technician, to allow you to develop the exact skills needed. There is a strong focus on experimental and practical techniques so you learn to apply your knowledge to real industry scenarios. You will also develop your analytical and problem-solving abilities. This is a challenging and exciting course, featuring work experience and delivered by enthusiastic expert tutors all keen to support you towards success. This qualification is the equivalent of 3 A levels. If you do not achieve a grade 3 in GCSE Maths or English you will have to work towards re-sitting these subjects as part of your main study programme. At B&FC, this won’t delay your career journey because you’re working towards these subjects at the same time as your chosen subject. Entry Requirements 4 GCSEs grade 4 or above in English and Maths a successful interview with a tutor the ability to study independently a genuine interest in the subject good communication skills hardworking approach towards the industry All 16-18 year old applicants will be invited to attend an interview to meet a tutor and ask any questions they may have about the course. Essential Skills – English and Maths If you achieve a grade 3 in GCSE Maths or English you will have to work towards re-sitting these subjects as part of your main study programme. At B&FC, this won’t delay your career journey because you’re working towards these subjects at the same time as your chosen subject. Qualification ObtainedBTEC National Extended Diploma in Mechanical Engineering Industry Placement and Field Trips20 hours mandatory work placement each year makes up part of the course. This placement will take place in one of The Fylde Coast or Wyre’s local engineering companies and in addition to normal timetabled college hours. Learning and Teaching MethodsThe specific units include: Mandatory Engineering Principle Delivering Engineering Processes Safely as a Team Engineering Product Design and Manufacture Applied Commercial and Quality Principles in Engineering Specialist Engineering Project Microcontrollers Systems for Engineers Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems Optional subjects are varied and course related to meet the needs of the awarding body and industry, and student’s interests. Most of the teaching and learning on this course takes place in our dedicated engineering suites and computer-based classrooms. Our expert tutors understand that everyone learns in different ways so they use a range of teaching methods to enable everyone to achieve their potential. These include plenty of practical activities, designed to develop your understanding of key engineering principles as well as your employability skills. Guest speakers from industry provide real life insight into your chosen career area. Throughout the course, we will provide you with lots of individual support, including regular target setting and reviews to ensure you remain on track. Timetabled hours per week total 13 and we will expect you to devote an additional 3 hours each week to independent study. Practical sessions account for 60% of the taught element of this course and theory, 40%. Expert Tutors All staff involved in the delivery of further education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice. Assessment Methods Equivalent to 3 A Levels. 15 units of which 7 are mandatory and 3 are external. Mandatory content (56%). External assessment (33%). The first year consists of a general engineering start with progression to the specific subjects at the beginning of year 2. There are 3 units in the first year that are assessed by externally set and marked exams. You will be in a classroom or workshop for approximately 15 hrs a week throughout all the first and second year, on top of this you will be expected to complete homework/assignments and work placement outside of these hours. The specific modules are all assessed with assignments that will require both written and practical work to complete. Other Costs and Equipment NeededNo specialist equipment is required. Tuition Fees Students who are 18 and under do not usually pay tuition fees. If you are 19+ please read our tuition fees guide for more information. Regulation and Accreditation Accrediting Institution: N/A Awarding Body: Pearson Regulatory Body: Ofsted Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions for more information. Career Options and Progression Upon completion of the course you will have achieved a Level 3 extended diploma which is the ideal starting point to move on to the next stage of your career. By completing subsequent additional units you could then progress to a degree-level course, either at B&FC or at another institution. Alternatively, you might choose to specialise in another area of engineering or even start work in the industry straight away. 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