Engineering - Level 3 Extended Diploma & Maths/Electronics - A Level - City and Islington College

Engineering - Level 3 Extended Diploma & Maths/Electronics - A Level

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Start Date: 06 September 2021
Duration: 2 Years
Attendance: Full Time
Suitable for: School Leavers
Location: Centre for Applied Sciences, Angel

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ABOUT THE COURSE

If you're interested in product design, aerospace, manufacturing, electronics, electrical engineering or the automotive industry as a project leader or designer, this course will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to progress to university or employment.

You will be taught in our modern, bright and airy engineering classrooms, each with new smartboards, alongside our well-equipped workshops with all the hand tools and machine tools you need to get a head start in your engineering career. 

We also run a 'Young Engineers Club', where you are encouraged to further develop your engineering knowledge in new technologies, such as drones, solar and wind power, robotics, go-karts and more. The club has weekly meetings in our workshops where you can research, design, manufacture and finally test your product with our support.

The course can also include work placements with many reputable companies around greater London. There are also industry projects to take part in and guest visits from engineers who have designed railway stations, airports and shopping centres.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

This course consists of two separate qualifications. In your first year of study, you will work towards the Level 3 90-Credit Diploma. Following successful completion of this qualification, you will be able to progress to the Extended Diploma. Our Extended Diplomas offer equivalent UCAS points to studying 3 A Levels.

You will study a combination of theory, applied theory and practical topics across a broad range of subjects. Topics covered can include:

  • Mechanical Principles and Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Mathematics for Engineering Technicians
  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Materials
  • Business Operations
  • Applications of Mechanical Systems
  • Health and Safety in Engineering
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Engineering Drawing for Technicians
  • Computer Numerical Control (CNC)
  • Engineering Project

WHAT WILL I NEED?

If you choose to study the Maths -  A Level pathway, you will need:

  • GCSE English Language at grade 5 or above
  • GCSE Maths at grade 7 or above
  • Three further GCSEs at grade 4 or above
  • A reference from your previous school/college

If you choose to study the Electronics -  A Level pathway, you will need:

  • GCSE Maths at grade 6 or above
  • GCSE Combined Science at grade 6-6 or above
  • Three further GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language
  • A reference from your previous school/college

All applicants must have an interview to confirm that the course is suitable for them.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

The course is assessed through a combination of coursework activities, theoretical and practical assignments, assessment tests, exams and case studies. All units are assessed and graded and an overall grade for the qualification is awarded.

WHAT WILL IT COST?

School Leavers

If you will be aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, it will be free. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.

WHAT CAN I DO AFTER?

This course will help you to move on to higher level courses, such as a Bachelor of Science, an apprenticeship, or to pursue employment in the engineering industry.

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