Students enrolling on to this course will have the unique opportunity of becoming Academy Learners. Students will be given exclusive access to career talks, career advice and visits to the company and industry related work experience. Students who show their commitment to their studies and a good ability will be offered a Level 3 Engineering apprenticeship
Mechanical engineers develop and design components and machinery used in many industries like manufacturing, construction, water, power, health and transport. They also manage teams of technicians and craftspeople who carry out installation and maintenance work. You could design and oversee the manufacturing of many products ranging from medical devices to new batteries. Mechanical engineers design power-producing machines such as electric generators, internal combustion engines, and steam and gas turbines as well as power-using machines, such as refrigeration and air-conditioning systems. You would also design other machines inside buildings, such as elevators and escalators, as well as design material-handling systems, such as conveyor systems and automated transfer stations. If you are technically minded, good at maths and science, and like solving problems, a professional career in engineering could be a great move for you.
The course offers a broad based foundation in Engineering including:
- Health and safety
- Engineering materials
- Marking out
- Computer aided design (CAD)
You can view the awarding body specifications by clicking on the link below;
Three GCSEs at grade 3 including English plus Maths at grade 4 or above.
Employment: This course can form the foundations for work in this industry.
Education: This course offers progression onto the level 3 Engineering Technology, or a Level 3 vocationally related Certificate in Engineering that follows two optional routes, Mechanical Engineering or Fabrication and Welding or an apprenticeship