Course Information

GOLD Engineering (Level 3)

Sessions

Below are the sessions that are available for this course.

Part-Time
Campus: Dungannon
Week Starting: 07 September 2020
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 4 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 34
Hours per Week: 7
Total Hours: 230
Fee: N/A
Places Available: 20
Course Coordinator: Christopher.Devlin4@swc.ac.uk

Part-Time
Campus: Dungannon
Week Starting: 07 September 2020
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 4 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 34
Hours per Week: 7
Total Hours: 230
Fee: N/A
Places Available: 20
Course Coordinator: Christopher.Devlin4@swc.ac.uk

Part-Time
Campus: Enniskillen (Tech&Skills)
Week Starting: 07 September 2020
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 4 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 34
Hours per Week: 7
Total Hours: 230
Fee: N/A
Places Available: 20
Course Coordinator: Mark.Paget@swc.ac.uk

Part-Time
Campus: Enniskillen (Tech&Skills)
Week Starting: 07 September 2020
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 4 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 34
Hours per Week: 7
Total Hours: 230
Fee: N/A
Places Available: 20
Course Coordinator: Mark.Paget@swc.ac.uk

Part-Time
Campus: Omagh
Week Starting: 07 September 2020
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 4 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 34
Hours per Week: 7
Total Hours: 230
Fee: N/A
Places Available: 20
Course Coordinator: KevinO'Hanlon@swc.ac.uk

Part-Time
Campus: Omagh
Week Starting: 07 September 2020
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 4 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 34
Hours per Week: 7
Total Hours: 230
Fee: N/A
Places Available: 20
Course Coordinator: KevinO'Hanlon@swc.ac.uk

Description

The course supports the skills and knowledge development requirements for technician access into the engineering working environment and contains 3 components: -

  • 1) Engineering qualifications (Combined)
  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations
  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in an Engineering Pathway
  • Pearson’s BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering,/li>
  • 2) Essential skills at level 2 in:
  • ICT
  • Additional Information

    The program of study supports the following sample of vocational pathways: -

  • Factory Maintenance
  • Design Engineer
  • Process engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Precision Engineer
  • Fabrication Engineer
  • Service Engineer
  • For further information on this course contact: marie.holmes@swc.ac.uk (Dungannon & Enniskillen); germain.kelly@swc.ac.uk (Omagh)

    Course Content

    This course comprises of a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering alongside both NVQ Level 2 and NVQ Level 3 qualifications. This is designed to equip individuals with knowledge, understanding and practical skills required for success in a range of mechanical and electrical engineering Technician related occupations.

    Core Modules

  • Health and Safety in Engineering
  • Communications for Engineering Technicians
  • Mathematics for Engineering Technicians
  • Mechanical Principles and Applications
  • Computer Aided Drafting in Engineering
  • PLC
  • Applications of CNC or Robotics
  • Engineering Secondary and Finishing Techniques (Fitting and Machining)
  • Electro, Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Fabrication Processes and Technology
  • Welding Technology
  • Optional Modules

  • CNC Machining OR Robotics
  • 'Bolt on' units as required by job role
  • Food hygiene
  • CSR
  • Public Service Vehicles specialisms (Dungannon only)

    Assessment Method

    There are two separate assessment methods throughout the course. The academic BTEC assessments are 100% coursework based and will be primarily be carried out by the use of projects and assignments throughout the duration of the course. These will offer opportunities to achieve Pass, Merit, and Distinction criteria, and will be tracked though the year to form one final grade for each unit, and an end of year grade for the overall course. The more practical NVQ element of the course will be assessed in college at level 2 and from ‘work based visits’ where by you achieve the qualification by producing evidence of the work you are doing on your placement to satisfy pre-determined criteria at Level 3.

    Progression Opportunities

    Having successfully completed the GOLD program candidates can progress onto the Level 4 HNC or in most cases direct entry onto the Level 5 HLA (Higher Level Apprenticeship) Foundation Degree in Manufacturing Engineering or Mechatronics. The entire program is co-ordinated at South West College, the only college in Northern Ireland to achieve a Grade 1 outstanding grade in a recent ETI inspection for teaching and leadership. On Completion of the Level 5 HLA articulation is available to the level 6 Degree.

  • Entry Requirements

    6 GCSEs at grades A* - C including Mathematics and English or equivalent.Entry is also subject to:

  • Successful interview
  • Psychometric test
  • Gaining employment with suitable company