Below are the sessions that are available for this course.
Week Starting: 07 September 2020
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 36
Hours per Week: 15
Total Hours: 540
Places Available: 20
Course Coordinator: John.Curry@swc.ac.uk
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The course supports the skills and knowledge development requirements for access into the engineering working environment and contains 3 components: -Engineering qualifications (Combined)Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Performing Engineering OperationsCity & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Engineering(above cover: Welding , Fitting & Platework)
Additional Units including
Hydraulics and PneumaticsCADPLC’sEssential skills at an appropriate level in:NumeracyLiteracyICT
The course supports learner skills and knowledge development for the following pathways: Maintenance Technology; Fabrication and Welding Technology; Electrical and Electronics Technology, Technical Support.
1.5 years (Fast Track)
You will learnHealth and Safety in Engineering, how to read and take engineering instructions in order to carryout engineering activities including the following:Welding Produce the following MIG welds to specification in the Flat and Horizontal Vertical positionfillet lap joints Tee fillet joints corner jointsbutt joints
Fitting Produce components to specification using such things as measuring and marking sawing filing drilling threading power operated machines
Plate work Produce plate work components and assemblies using the following processes: shearing and punchingfolding oxy-acetylene and plasma cuttingwelding, mechanical fastenersHydraulics and Pneumatics Understanding the use of Fluid Power within EngineeringDesign circuits to suit the operation of engineering scenariosProgrammable and logical controllers (PLC’s)Wire and test PLCs and learn how to: Use software to program Siemens PLCsControl electro pneumatic circuits and motorsUse relay control and a range of sensorsComputer Aided DesignUnderstanding 3D design of products which apply to engineering and manufacturing sectorsEssential Skills and Broader transferable skills in preparation and to support working in an engineering environment.
Engineering qualificationsLevel 2 NVQ Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Engineering
Combined Units studied Mandatory Working Safely in an Engineering Environment Engineering Technology Fabrication and Welding Technology Skills Units Producing Components using Hand Fitting TechniquesPreparing and using welding equipmentPlate work components and assemblies
Plus Manufacturing Skills Academy additional unitsHydraulics and Pneumatics
Programmable and logical controllers (PLC’s)Computer Aided Design
Optional units can be undertaken to support company/job requirements eg. joining and fitting units related to the Public Service Vehicle.
The Mandatory units are assessed by an online multiple-choice assessment. The practical units are assessed by short answer question papers and practical tasks completed in the college workshops.
Additional Units- Hydraulics and Pneumatics, CAD and PLC’s are assessed through portfolio assessments and practical tasks.
Progression to Fast Track L3 for the following pathways Maintenance Technology Mechanical Manufacture Fabrication and Welding Technology Technical Support.
Further post Level 3 progression pathways are HNC Level 4 in Engineering and then the Level 5 Foundation Degree in Engineering (HLA).
Entry Criteria:- • 5 GCSEs (Grade A-D) to Include GCSE Maths and English • Participating Employer . Professional interview and aptitude test.