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Full Time Engineering - Foundation (Level 1)

Mid-Cheshire College

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Engineering - Foundation (Level 1) Number of Weeks 34 Hours per Week 14 Who is the programme for? The course is for anyone with a lively and enquiring mind, an interest in Engineering and a willingness to explore new ideas. ? want the opportunity to carry out practical work covering both craft and technician skills ? enjoy studying a subject that is relevant to their own lives and experiences ? enjoy finding out their own answers - not just being taught ? want to keep their career options open, the course does not force you to make an early choice ? wish to build up a qualification by studying separate units ? seek a broad introduction to this vocational area How long does it take to complete? 1 year. What qualifications do I need? What is the programme structure? You will learn through a variety of activities but the emphasis will be on the practical application of skills and knowledge. ? gain a broad understanding of the Engineering and building industry and be able to study selected areas in more depth ? learn how craft activities are carried out safely and how they contribute to the Engineering process, namely: - ? Electrical Installation ? Motor Vehicle Engineering ? Manufacturing Engineering ? have an opportunity to apply learning in a practical and realistic way ? follow a programme of study that enables progression to both Intermediate level qualifications and employment in Engineering ? gain confidence by developing independent learning skills ? be given the opportunity to sample hands on work-experience during the foundation year Key Skills If you are aged 16-18 and following this course as a full time student your programme will include tutorials, enrichment activities and the development of key skills. Key skills are recognised and valued by employers and universities and are an important part of your course as they will help to improve your performance and confidence at college and in the future. Are there any special facilities for the programme? The college has specialist workshops. How is the programme assessed? Assessment is based on assignments with specific practical and job knowledge tasks where necessary. Will there be any extra costs involved? Students will need to provide protective footwear (steel toecaps) and cotton based overalls. What if I need support? The College provides a range of learning support for students who like extra help with their studies. If you need help in deciding what to study or information on travel, finance, childcare, personal or health concerns, contact the Students Services desk. What award will I achieve? NVQ level 1 in Performing Engineering Operations. Examining/Validating Body Not Applicable What can I do next? First Diploma in Engineering or an Intermediate Engineering award in a chosen craft occupation. Level 1 Motor Vehicle. Or you could move into employment and study for an NVQ2 in a chosen craft occupation. Equal Opportunities Mid-Cheshire College is committed to the implementation of a policy to achieve equality of opportunity for all staff, students and members of the community it serves. In doing so the College will actively work to achieve equality regardless of age, race, skin colour, disability, gender, marital status, sexuality and faith. The College supports the government initiative 'Every Child Matters' and 'Youth Matters' and all courses include elements which contribute to students achieving the five outcomes, namely, being healthy, staying safe, enjoying and achieving, making a positive contribution and achieving economic well-being. How do I get further information? Adults aged 19+ will need to pay a course fee of ?200, you may qualify for remission of fees, in which case you will pay a reduced registration fee of ?20.

Engineering - Foundation (Level 1) Number of Weeks 34 Hours per Week 14 Who is the programme for? The course is for anyone with a lively and enquiring mind, an interest in Engineering and a willingness to explore new ideas. ? want the opportunity to carry out practical work covering both craft and technician skills ? enjoy studying a subject that is relevant to their own lives and experiences ?...

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