16-18 Year Olds
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Who is this course for?
The Technical Baccalaureate in Engineering is aimed at ambitious students who wish to pursue a career in an engineering field. It will allow them to develop whilst being stretched through high quality and rigorous qualifications.
What do you need to apply for the course?
At least 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including at least grade A in GCSE higher maths and grade B in English and Science.
What are the key things you'll learn?
This course has six mandatory topics:
- Health and safety in the engineering workplace
- Communications for engineering technicians
- Engineering Project
- Mathematics for engineering technicians
- Mechanical principles and applications
- Electrical and electronic principles
As well as optional topics:
- Engineering Design
- Properties and Applications of Engineering Materials
- Engineering Drawing for Technicians
- Computer Aided Drafting
- Mechanical Measurement and Inspection Techniques
- Applications of Mechanical Systems
- Engineering Primary Forming Processes
- Applications of Computer Numerical Control in Engineering
- Engineering Secondary and Finishing Techniques
- Principles and Applications of Electronic Devices and Circuits
- Further Maths
In addition you will be expected to complete the following:
Many aspects of technical education require the understanding of and ability to apply maths, and there is evidence that those with level 3 maths benefit from improved employment prospects and higher wages As part of a technical baccalaureate you are also expected to do Higher Maths (A Level) and an extended project.
How you will learn
This course is taught with a mixture of classroom based theory and practical work when applicable.
Where could this course take you?
After successfully completing the course you’ll gain a Technical Certificate which can aid you in gaining employment in engineering industries.
You could also progress to Higher Education to undertake an HNC/D or
Degree in a range of Engineering areas.
What costs will you incur?
If you are aged 19 or over, on the first day of your course, studying at Level 3 or above, you are able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the costs of your course, similar to arrangements for higher education students.