What is the course about?
This course is suitable for students who wish to pursue a career within the thriving electrical engineering sector. It provides a grounding in general engineering and will introduce you to a wide range of fascinating topics, from computer aided design (CAD) to engineering materials. This is a theory-based course with some practical work, covering electrical/electronic and mechanical engineering.
Why should I choose the course?
This course is ideal for those interested in electrical engineering. It will provide you with the theoretical knowledge and skills you need to secure employment within this thriving industry. The engineering sector is experiencing a skills shortage, meaning you will have access to a multitude of career opportunities upon completion.
What will I learn?
This course includes a wide range of topics such as:
- Mechanical technology
- Digital and analogue electronics
- Computer aided design (CAD)
- Electrical and electronic principles
- Engineering materials
- Mathematics for engineering
- Engineering design
- Science for engineering
- Mechanical technology and mechanical principles.
You will also undertake personal progress planning and additional personal development activity, which will include work experience and projects.
You will be assessed through classroom studies, practical work, problem-solving, communicating ideas, teamwork, and assignments. There will be continuous assessment of a portfolio containing evidence of completed assignments.
What will the course lead on to?
There are abundant career opportunities available in the UK engineering sector. The industry has a vast skill shortage and there are a huge variety of jobs available for those interested in this career. You could also choose to further develop your knowledge and skills by pursuing a HNC or HND course in electrical engineering.
Are there any links with industry and university?
We regularly work with employers and companies within the sector to enhance your learning. You will be involved in workshops, demonstrations, and guest talks from current learning industry professionals, learning more about the sector and the options available to you.
What support is available?
You will be allocated a progress coach who will provide you with support to help you succeed on your study programme and progress on to your chosen career or progression path. We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if required, as well as a Welfare Team that is on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college.
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What are the entry requirements?
You will need to have 5 GCSEs grades A* - C, grades 9 - 4 or equivalent, including GCSE English Language. Preferably the GCSEs should include maths and Science.
Are there any additional costs associated with the course?
Students will need to provide their own stationery, a calculator etc. A reading list will be provided and students will have access to our onsite library and e-learning facilities.
Monday 23 May 2022
08:30 - 17:00
Warrington & Winsford campuses
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