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Advanced Diploma In Mechanical Engineering - VRQ Level 3

Thanet College

Diploma Of Higher Education , Mechanical Engineering

Course Description

Course Overview The advanced diploma is a Vocationally Related Qualification (VRQ) focusing on the candidate's performance using practical skills, knowledge and understanding of engineering principles. This course will require the students to be disciplined in their approach to studying as it will involve some work outside college hours to achieve success. Course Structure You will study 2 mandatory units: Engineering & environmental health & safety Organisational efficiency & improvement & 6 course specific units: CAD Pneumatics Design Advanced milling Advanced turning Cam The qualification has been developed to: Give the candidate a full understanding of the skills and competencies required by someone working in the engineering industry Provide an important progression route into employment Provide the engineering industry with a pool of staff with a nationally recognised qualification Provide a popular qualification for candidates as they get to understand the full requirements of the job Qualification Aims Successful Candidates will achieve the Level 3 VRQ Diploma in Engineering and Technology (Mechanical Engineering Route). This diploma has gained accreditation as a Technical Certificate, used in the Advanced Modern Apprenticeship framework. The diploma can also form the basis for a university application. Assessments/Examinations Each candidate will take an externally marked examination based on the two mandatory units and will be tested also on practical and knowledge levels gained in the six specialised subjects by internally marked assignments. Cost / Equipment Tuition Fees?495 Tuition/registration is FREE for those aged 16-18yrs Free tuition is available to those over 19 in receipt of means tested benefits or to their unwaged dependants (registration fees still apply) Start Date September 2010

Course Overview The advanced diploma is a Vocationally Related Qualification (VRQ) focusing on the candidate's performance using practical skills, knowledge and understanding of engineering principles. This course will require the students to be disciplined in their approach to studying as it will involve some work outside college hours to achieve success. Course Structure You will study 2...

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