Below are the sessions that are available for this course.
Week Starting: 06 September 2021
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 4 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 34
Hours per Week: 7
Total Hours: 230
Places Available: 10
Course Coordinator: Christopher.Devlin@swc.ac.uk
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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 PathwayPearson's BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering
2. Essential Skills at Level 2 in:ICT
The program of study has been specifically designed in partnership with the Screening and Crushing manufacturing industry and has an optional pathway to support the Extractives and Mineral Proecessing (Quarrying) Industry. the programme of study supports the following sample of vocational pathways:- Design Engineer Service Engineer Process Engineer Manufacturing Engineer Fabrication Engineer Test Engineer In the Screening, Crushing, Washing and Recycling industries.
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This course comprises of a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering alongside both NVQ Level 2 and NVQ Level 3 qualifications. This is designed to equip individuals with a knowledge, understanding and practical skills required for success in a range of technical roles in the Screening, Crushing, Washing and Recycling industries.
Core ModulesHealth and Safety in EngineeringCommunications for Engineering TechniciansMathematics for Engineering TechniciansMechanical Principles and ApplicationsComputer Aided Drafting in EngineeringPLCMaintenance (focused on Screening and Crushing)Engineering Secondary and Finishing Techniques (Fitting and Machining)Electro, Pneumatic And Hydraulic SystemsElectrical and Electronic PrinciplesFabrication Processes and TechnologyWelding Technology
Optional Units: N/AEmployer Additonally bolt on unitsCSR
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 .
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.
6 GCSEs at grades A* - C including Mathematics and English or equivalent.Entry is also subject to:Successful interviewPsychometric testGaining employment with a suitable company