Our unique Level 1 Engineering programmes are designed to support you in achieving a Level 1 qualification in engineering by embedding a skills development and employability programme into your engineering course.
From day one, we'll begin preparing you, not just with the technical knowledge required by the industry, but also with the additional skills employers expect from their employees.
You’ll work with a range of engineering equipment, and you’ll also develop your craft using hand-tools. Working with our highly experienced team of lecturers, trainers/assessors and advanced technicians, you will develop the skills required in the 21st century manufacturing and engineering sectors.
After completing this course, there'll be plenty of options for you because you will have developed the skills which are in high demand by industry. You could progress onto our Level 2 engineering course, an apprenticeship or into employment. The sky’s the limit!
Mechanical engineering is the discipline that applies engineering physics, engineering mathematics, and materials science principles to design, analyse, manufacture, and maintain mechanical systems. It is one of the oldest and broadest of the engineering disciplines.
This Level 1 programme provides you with a broad engineering education that covers a wide range of engineering subjects including mechanical and electronic engineering.
You will experience an interactive way of learning. Practical and experimental classes offer you hands-on experience to complement the course's more theoretical modules, while innovative design-build-test projects replace the more traditional lesson and laboratory/workshop sessions.
Throughout the course you’ll have the opportunity to visit an engineering and manufacturing facility to see how they operate and the types of equipment they’re using. We’ll also invite guest speakers from industry and former students now at university to tell you about their experiences working in the sector and what opportunities await you.
You will study a range of engineering topics including:
• Electronic Engineering
• Mechanical Engineering
The Skills Development and Employability programme will develop your organisational skills, time-management and team-working skills in addition to the many more skills employers seek in the engineering sector.
Whilst there are no formal entry criteria, engineering is a technical subject with both theory and practical elements to the courses we offer. Therefore some working knowledge of basic maths is desired and a general interest in the engineering and manufacturing is highly desired. You will be required to attend and work towards English and/or maths at Grade 4 as part of your study programme.
All students will also be required to attend and satisfactorily complete a formal induction period.
Students who complete this course can progress onto our Level 3 Diploma in Engineering, onto an apprenticeship or into direct employment.