Modern day engineers need to have practical ability that is underpinned by a theoretical understanding. On this course, you will further develop your existing practical skills, building on them in the workshop by fabricating complex engineering components. You will also develop knowledge and skills in health and safety, design, mathematics and CAD (Computer Aided Design). Throughout the course you’ll have the opportunity to visit an engineering 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 that are now at university, to tell you about their experiences working in the sector and what opportunities await you. Our team of lecturers, trainer/assessors and technicians bring with them decades of experience which you'll benefit directly from. Our team have experience ranging from undertaking cutting edge research in academia to being the Managing Director of a manufacturing engineering company. A former student of the course, now at university studying a BEng in Engineering Business Management, commented "If I had not enjoyed my time studying Manufacturing Engineering at South & City College so much, I would not be here at university today. The highlights of university so far have been the trips to Jaguar Land Rover and Siemens to gain data for our projects in things like supply chain and logistics management. It’s also been amazing meeting new friends from all around the world, not forgetting to mention my internship to Switzerland in the summer. My aim is to work for Aston Martin because I have worked for JLR, Honda, Nissan but not Aston Martin." Staff profile – John Gabriel, Lecturer in Engineering: Senior Engineering Business Manager with over 25 years' experience and a sustained record of success in the Engineering manufacturing marketplace. Solid background in a leading alloy steel foundry supplying into the petrochemical industries globally, a
• Engineering principles
• Engineering health and safety
• Practical engineering and fabrication
You should have completed a Level 2 Diploma in Engineering (2850) or equivalent. You will also need to pass an initial assessment.
You will be able to progress directly into employment, onto an Apprenticeship or to Higher Education at university.
This course is part of the government funded Lifelong Learning Guarantee and is available free of charge to adult learners aged 19+ without a first full level 3 qualification.
See the West Midlands Combined Authority website for full eligibility criteria here.
Please contact our admissions team for the cost if you do not meet the criteria and we will confirm the fee.