Modern engineering requires an increasing level of interaction between engineering disciplines that have traditionally been considered to be largely independent. Employers are consequently seeking engineers and technicians with a wide knowledge of many fields rather than a specialised knowledge in one particular area.
The Level 2 Fast Track programme provides you with a broad engineering education that covers a wide range of engineering principles embracing Mechanical Engineering and Electrical/Electronic Engineering. You will have the choice to select between two distinct pathways in either Mechanical Engineering and Electrical/Electronic Engineering.
You will experience an interactive way of learning. Practical and experimental classes offer you hands-on experience to complement your course's more theoretical modules, while innovative design-build-test projects replace the more traditional lesson and lab sessions.
What areas will I study?
Key units covered:
- The engineering world
- Investigating an engineered product
- Health and safety in engineering
- Engineering materials
- Electronic circuit design and construction
- Interpreting and using engineering information
- Mathematics for engineering
- Electrical and mechanical science for engineering
- Engineering design
- Engineering assemble
- Introduction to communications for engineering
- Operation and maintenance of electronic systems and components
What are the entry requirements?
Students will need a grade 4 or higher in maths and English Language plus one of the following:
Two other GCSEs at Grade D/3 or higher A Level 1 Engineering qualifaction
All students will also be required to attend and satisfactorily complete a formal induction period
Where can I progress to next?
Students who successfully complete this programme will be eligible to apply for the Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Electrical/Electronic Engineering or Mechanical Engineering.