Ideally GCSE 6 grade in English, mathematics and Science.
Why should I take this course?
This course is designed to give a new engineer an insight into different aspects of engineering, in the hope of highlighting what different areas in engineering involve.
The course involves students completing nine units, the units include;
Unit 01: Health and Safety in the Engineering Workplace. Unit 03: Engineering Project. Unit 04: Mathematics for Engineering Technicians. Unit 05 Mechanical Principles and Applications. Unit 06: Electrical and Electronic Principles. Unit 21: Engineering Secondary/Finishing Processes. Unit 22: Fabrication Processes and Technology. Unit 26: Applications of Computer Numerical Control in Engineering. Unit 28: Further Mathematics for Technicians. Unit 31: Computer Aided Manufacturing.
How will I be assessed?
Each unit is divided into tasks, with between 7 and 10 tasks being Pass level tasks (Descriptive), between 1 and 4 tasks being Merit level tasks (Explanation) and 1 and 4 tasks being distinction level tasks (Justification). To access the higher levels of achievement within the BTEC course, all lower levels of unit must first be achieved.
All units contain structured tasks for all units except Unit 03.
For Unit 03, students are tasked to consider an engineering project and complete the project against their own criteria. With marks given for all stages of their project, including marks given for the students ability of tracking their progress through there project.
What careers might this course lead to?
By completing this course you will gain insight into different areas of engineering, there-fore giving prospective employers knowledge that you have gained a base knowledge within the subject, with key focus in mechanical maintenance and machining sectors including traditional methods and CNC machining.