This course is equivalent in size to two A Levels. It has 10 units of which 5 are mandatory and 2 are externally assessed. All units must be passed to achieve the qualification.

1 Engineering Principles (External Examination)
2 Delivery of Engineering Processes Safely as a Team (Internal Assessment)
3 Engineering Product Design and Manufacture (External Assessment)
4 Applied Commercial and Quality Principles in Engineering (Internal Assessment)
5 A Specialist Engineering Project (Internal Assessment)

Optional Units
7 Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems (Internal Assessment)
8 Further Engineering Mathematics (Internal Assessment)
19 Electronic Devices and Circuits (Internal Assessment)
25 Mechanical Behaviour of Metallic Materials (Internal Assessment)
27 Static Mechanical Principles in Practice (Internal Assessment)

  • Entry requirements

    GCSE grades 4-9 in five subjects including Mathematics, Science, English Language and 2 of the following - Design Technology, Business and ICT.

    Or BTEC Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Engineering with overall MM, and merit in Unit 10 Mathematics for Engineering, with GCSE grades 4-9 in Mathematics.

    Students with industrial experience will be considered on an individual basis.

  • Who is the course for?

    This course is for adults who are interested in career in engineering and would like to upskill/ reskill in engineering and progress into employment in electrical/ electronic engineering or mechanical engineering or progress to HNC/ HND or higher / degree apprenticeship in West London Institute of Technology.

  • Study methods

    Each unit is studied through workshop and classroom activities. Some lessons / topics may be delivered online.

  • How is the course assessed?

    Units 1 and 3 will be assessed externally by the awarding body (Pearson). The remaining units will be assessed internally by course assignments and tests.

  • Where Next – Job Opportunities

    You can gain employment in the engineering sector.

  • Where Next – Further Studies

    After successful completion of this course you may go to into higher education including HNC/ HND at the college i.e. West London IoT, or an apprenticeship.

  • How to apply

    To apply for a course choose one of these methods:

    >> Online - click the Apply Now button, fill out the form and submit
    >>Post - download an application form here , or use the form in the prospectus. Fill it out and return it to:
    Student Records/Admissions, Uxbridge College, Park Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1NQ.

    When we have received your application we will contact you to arrange an interview time.

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