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Engineering BTEC 90 Credit Foundation/Extended Diploma Level 3

Full-Time Study Programmes

  • Overview of the course

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    The engineering sector offers excellent career opportunities in general, electrical/electronic, mechanical, computer and manufacturing engineering. The rewards include a job that is well paid, diverse and engaging. It will also give you the opportunity to develop transferable skills which are in demand locally, nationally and worldwide. Courses are delivered by tutors with a wealth of
    specialist skills, based on years of industry experience and academic status. The curriculum is furthermore developed alongside employer needs. Work experience is also an integral part of our study programmes, enabling you to gain essential exposure to the world of work.
  • What you'll learn

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    This fascinating and informative course consists of:
    Year one:
    • Engineering Principles
    • Delivery of Engineering Processes Safely as a Team
    • Engineering Product Design and Manufacture
    • Applied Commercial and Quality Principles in Engineering
    Plus three optional units
    Year Two: Extended Diploma
    • A specialist Engineering Project
    • Microcontroller Systems for Engineers (assessed externally)
    • Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems
    Plus six optional units
    Elements of Study
    Your programme consists of the following elements:
    • Study of your chosen vocational subject (50% of your programme)
    • English and maths (continued until the achievement of GCSE grade 4 (C) or equivalent)
    • Employability skills (e.g. punctuality, attendance, communication and team work)

  • Entry requirements

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    We ask that you have either four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including Maths, English and Science or the Engineering BTEC Diploma Level 2
  • How will I be assessed?

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    You will be continually assessed throughout the years; with an average of three assignments per unit. There will be three externally assessed units.
  • Supporting your learning and wellbeing

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    We want you to enjoy every minute of College, both in the classroom and out of it, so we have a range of dedicated support and wellbeing services.
    These include
    • FREE travel

    • FREE breakfast

    • dedicated Learning Development Mentors

    • impartial advice and guidance

    • dedicated one-to-one support for learners with additional needs

    • support with the cost of College

    plus much more.
  • Future opportunities

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    Alongside your studies, you’ll have a unique opportunity to be part of the University of Bolton’s EXCEED programme. This will give you a range of additional skills and experiences, and includes masterclasses; university visits; access to industry experts; and mentoring and support with your university application, perfect for that next step into Higher Education. If you choose to look for paid work you could opt for an Engineering or Manufacturing Apprenticeship. Check out opportunities at the University of Bolton by visiting
    Following further study you could work as:
    • An Electrical Engineer where you could earn up to£40,000 a year, depending on experience. Once Chartered, you could earn £45,000 a year or more
    • A Telecoms Engineer, earning between £16,000 and£30,000 a year
    • A Design and Development Engineer, earning between £21,000 and £55,000 a year, depending on experience
  • Enrichment

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    We want to give you a positive experience at College and a rounded view of the industry you could one day be working in. So, during your time at College, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a range of activities, including:
    • Attending national motorsports events
    • Guest speakers from the industry and engineering masterclasses
    • Engineering and college football championship and other sports
    • Departmental skills competitions and regional skills competitions
    • Trips such as karting, Go-ape, paint-balling etc
    • Opportunities to take part in overseas Erasmus programme to Hungary, Romania and Slovenia
  • Pre-Professionals Programme

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    As part of our Pre-Professionals Programme, you’ll have your own personal Learning Development Mentor and Careers Coach. They’ll help you to manage your studies, oversee your progress and aid in your personal development. You’ll also benefit from quality work experience and industry placements, ensuring that you’re ready for the world of work. You could also benefit from getting involved in volunteering opportunities, both locally and abroad, and youth social action projects, perfect for enhancing your CV.
  • Gifted and Talented Programme

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    If you're a potentially high-achieving learner, capable of exceeding your targets, we will stretch and challenge you by providing the opportunity for you to study additional qualifications, with support in place to
    complement your study programme experience.

    The College recognises the need to reward your hard work, dedication and achievement as well as good attendance and punctuality.

    The Anderton Outdoor Activity Centre is now part of the University Of Bolton Group and students can undertake a range of activities including kayaking, canoeing, archery and much more; if you work hard, there's a good chance you could enjoy these activities too.
  • Why choose us?

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    We’re part of the University of Bolton Group, which means you’ll benefit from all that the University has
    to offer, including world-class facilities and access to industry experts. Throughout your time at College, we’ll reward your achievements, with trips to The Anderton Outdoor Activity Centre, the University’s outdoor pursuits centre, and so much more. You’ll also have the opportunity to apply for the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Award. In our last Ofsted inspection, we were graded ‘Good’.
    Our £75 million campus offers:
    • A newly refurbished fitness suite and sports hall
    • Apple Mac suites
    • Libraries
    • A theatre and dance studios
    • A café selling Costa coffee
    • The Academy Hair & Beauty Salon
    • Signature restaurant
    We also have a wide range of events throughout the year, including showcases, enterprise activities and cultural celebrations.
  • How to apply?

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    Submit an application online by visiting our application form or by clicking on the Apply Now button.
  • Open Events

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    Discover what Bolton College has to offer by attending one of our Open Events:
    • Thursday 17th October 2019, 5.30pm-8pm

    • Wednesday 20th November 2019, 5.30pm-8pm

    • Tuesday 4th February 2020, 5.30pm-8pm

    Click here to learn more or to register your attendance for one of our Open Events.
  • Disclaimer

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    Every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within these course information sheets was accurate at the time of publishing.
    Bolton College is constantly evaluating its services to meet the needs of learners; therefore programmes/courses/Apprenticeships, resources and facilities may be subject to change without prior notice.
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  • Time:

    09:00 - 16:00
    13.50 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    36 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

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