The engineering sector continues to suffer from a skills gap and needs to keep up with rapidly developing technologies. This course has been designed to give new entrants to the engineering sector the underpinning knowledge and specific skills needed to meet the needs of modern mechanical and electrical engineering industries.
This course is equivalent to 3 A Levels over two years, and includes a wide range of units to allow learners to focus on their chosen career or area of interest and progress into employment or higher education.
Updated November 2018
Five GCSEs at grade C or above including intermediate/higher tier Maths and a Science subject.
Several of the core units are common across different engineering titles and include health and safety, mathematics, science, communications and project planning and implementation for success in the specialist units and the engineering workplace.
Learners wishing to progress into an apprenticeship and/or degree courses should seriously consider this qualification. Career opportunities exist in mechanical, electrical, electronic, and other technological and engineering sectors.
This qualification attracts UCAS points that will enable you to progress on to a university degree. Learners completing the course have progressed to Swansea University, Brunell University, Plymouth University, Cardiff University, the University of South Wales and Aberdeen University to study for the B.Eng in Mechanical Engineering and Electrical/Electronic Engineering and other career degrees, or secured apprenticeships with companies such as Tata Steel and GE Aviation.