Industry Excellence Academy - Engineering

Certificate Construction & Engineering

Course Details

Subject Area
Construction & Engineering
Age Group
16 - 18

Openshaw Campus
(Full Time - 1 year)

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If you want to work in the Engineering and Manufacturing sectors, like to explore how simple components and complex machines are designed, made or maintained; and are keen to develop practical, technical skills, then this qualification is for you.

This course is co-developed and co-delivered with a range of employers and it is the perfect stepping stone if you want to progress on to a T Level. You will develop knowledge and understanding by applying your learning and skills in a 315hr work placement.

You will first come to understand the basic principles of mathematics, science and materials that are important wherever you work in engineering. The course will teach you how an engineering business is built up, functions and achieves commercial success. You will learn how to communicate effectively and gain knowledge of business improvement approaches.

Engineering workshop practice will allow you to recognise and use safe working practices, develop the knowledge and skills for producing components for assembly using appropriate tools, different materials and inspection techniques.

You will then have the option to study either Manufacturing Technologies where you will gain an understanding of what CAD/CAM is and the importance to manufacturing, or Electronics where you will gain an understanding of electronic components, be able to assemble and interconnect electronic circuits and test electronic components.

Those successful in gaining a place on the Transition Programmes will be eligible for the ‘T Award', a package of benefits that includes:

• £300 per year bursary*
• Curriculum based incentives
• Free branded work wear
• Opportunity to take part in exciting college-wide competitions
• Minimum 20% delivery by industry experts
• Access to industry standard laptop* (as appropriate)
• Minimum 15- day industry placement
• Digital Business upskilling
• Master classes
• And much more

*Subject to requirements including 95% attendance, posit

If you're applying direct from school you must possess either English or maths at GCSE Grade 4 with the other at GCSE Grade 3 and, preferably, GCSE Grade 4 in science.

This qualification is assessed by an externally marked exam and a synoptic assignment.

The synoptic assignment is externally set, internally marked and externally moderated. The assignment requires candidates to identify and use effectively, in an integrated way, an appropriate selection of skills, techniques, concepts, theories, and knowledge from across the content area.

The exam is externally set and externally marked. The exam is designed to assess candidate's depth and breadth of understanding across the mandatory content in the qualification at the end of the period of learning and will be sat under invigilated examination conditions.

Upon successful completion of this qualification, learners will be able to progress onto further study with the NEW T Level in Engineering and Manufacturing such as:
• Design and Development for Engineering and Manufacturing
• Engineering, Manufacturing, Processing and Control

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If you need help with affording college, there are a number of different finance and funding options available to you. You might be eligible for special bursary support or extra help from the government. Have a look at our fees, finance & funding page to find out all the information you need.

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Construction & Engineering

From the foundations of a building to the finishing paintwork on a brand new vehicle, the construction and automotive world has a massive impact on literally everything around us.

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