Start Date: Duration: Level: Course location: Course Type:
09/09/2020 1 Year 2 Blyth Campus Full-time Vocational

What’s it all about?

This course is a great way to get started in your engineering career with a key focus on the offshore energy sector. With a blend of theory and practical you will be spending a considerable amount of time in the workshops. We have a well-equipped computer aided drawing classroom as well as equipment including laser cutter, Boxford router, robotic arm and 3D printer just name a few. You will also benefit from site visits to engineering companies and guest lectures from industry experts. Based at the port of Blyth we are surrounded by on-shore and offshore companies which opens up a range of extra curriculum opportunities for all.

You will need at least two GCSEs at Grade 4 (or C) or above including Mathematics.

This course is taught with a mixture of classroom based theory and practical work when applicable.

English and maths are important life skills that will help you to achieve your best in your studies and progress to your dream career. If you have not already achieved grade 9-4 in GCSE English at school, we will support you to improve your skills. You will be required to have GCSE maths at 4 (or C) prior to entry.

All students will have an opportunity to take part in a placement during their course.

We work with a range of engineering companies across the North East and have strong links with Akzo Nobel and Tharsus.

This is a full time course.

Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm. Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.

This course looks to provide an essential platform of knowledge, understanding and applied skills from which every level 2 student can build the progression pathway that’s right for them – be that into further academic or vocational learning, into higher education or into employment.

Mandatory units include:
Unit 1: The Engineered World
Unit 2: Investigating an Engineered Product
Unit 9: Interpreting and Using Engineering Information
Unit 10: Mathematics for Engineering

Plus a range of optional units from the following:
Unit 3: Health and Safety in Engineering
Unit 4: Engineering Maintenance
Unit 5: Engineering Materials
Unit 6: Computer-aided Engineering
Unit 8: Electronic Circuit Design and Construction
Unit 11: Electrical and Mechanical Science for Engineering
Unit 13: Engineering Assembly


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