Course Information

Level 3 Engineering (GOLD) Screening and Crushing


Below are the sessions that are available for this course.

Campus: Dungannon
Week Starting: 06 September 2021
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 4 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 34
Hours per Week: 7
Total Hours: 230
Fee: N/A
Places Available: 10
Course Coordinator:


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
  • 2. Essential Skills at Level 2 in:
  • ICT
  • Additional Information

    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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    Course Content

    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 Modules

    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
  • Maintenance (focused on Screening and Crushing)
  • 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

    Optional Modules

  • Optional Units: N/AEmployer Additonally bolt on units
  • CSR

    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 a suitable company