Engineering Technologies – Electrical / Mechanical

You will study at our state-of-the art STEAM Academy at Pencoed Campus.

  • Level 1 Diploma

  • 1 year full-time

Interested in how things work and want a job where you can help shape and develop the future? You will gain technical knowledge and develop practical skills to suit the modern industry sector of electrical / electronic, mechanical and manufacturing engineering.

Our practical learning areas include labs for pneumatics and hydraulics along with workshops for electrical / electronic and mechanical engineering, motor vehicle and plant maintenance.

This course will enable you to find out about engineering by gaining ‘hands on’ basic engineering training.

Modules may include:

  • Working safely in engineering
  • Interview skills
  • Investigating rights and responsibilities at work
  • Applying for a job
  • Developing skills in:
    • Making engineering components using hand tools
    • Using a bench/ pedestal drilling machine
    • Joining materials using welding
    • Electronic assembly
    • Wiring electrical circuits and components
    • Routine servicing of mechanical equipment
    • Assembling mechanical components
    • Planning and making a machined product
    • Routine servicing of an electrical / electronic system

You will also develop a number of essential skills including numeracy, literacy and digital skills throughout the course.

You will be assessed in a variety of ways which could include assignments, external examinations, case studies and continual class assessment.

There are no formal entry requirements. However, you must be enthusiastic and motivated to learn.

Progression onto a range courses including mechanical engineering, electrical installation, welding and fabrication or motor vehicle maintenance.

This course can also be used as a stepping stone into employment within the engineering industry.

Enrolment fee: £40

Course-related fees, eg materials/equipment: £45*

*This cost is approximate and is subject to change. Some costs may be payable to the College and some may be payable to external suppliers. Further details can be obtained by contacting hello@bridgend.ac.uk. There may be support available towards these costs; please visit our website for more information.

Please note: Access to an appropriate digital device for learning is required for this course. You may be eligible for support with this; please visit our website for more information.

This course will enable you to find out about engineering by gaining ‘hands on’ basic engineering training.

Modules may include:

  • Working safely in engineering
  • Interview skills
  • Investigating rights and responsibilities at work
  • Applying for a job
  • Developing skills in:
    • Making engineering components using hand tools
    • Using a bench/ pedestal drilling machine
    • Joining materials using welding
    • Electronic assembly
    • Wiring electrical circuits and components
    • Routine servicing of mechanical equipment
    • Assembling mechanical components
    • Planning and making a machined product
    • Routine servicing of an electrical / electronic system

You will also develop a number of essential skills including numeracy, literacy and digital skills throughout the course.

You will be assessed in a variety of ways which could include assignments, external examinations, case studies and continual class assessment.

There are no formal entry requirements. However, you must be enthusiastic and motivated to learn.

Progression onto a range courses including mechanical engineering, electrical installation, welding and fabrication or motor vehicle maintenance.

This course can also be used as a stepping stone into employment within the engineering industry.

Enrolment fee: £40

Course-related fees, eg materials/equipment: £45*

*This cost is approximate and is subject to change. Some costs may be payable to the College and some may be payable to external suppliers. Further details can be obtained by contacting hello@bridgend.ac.uk. There may be support available towards these costs; please visit our website for more information.

Please note: Access to an appropriate digital device for learning is required for this course. You may be eligible for support with this; please visit our website for more information.

The STEAM Academy

Our state of the art STEAM Academy will be an exciting new building to accommodate teaching, learning and support facilities for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.

The Academy will be a flagship for showcasing 21st century teaching and learning, bringing economic and cultural growth to the Bridgend County Borough area.

STEAM Academy, Pencoed Campus, CF35 5LG

This campus is home to an extensive range of subject areas: Land-based, Construction, Sport and Public Services along with our STEAM Academy for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths. The campus has great facilities such as a 3G sports pitch, modern equine areas, sports hall and conditioning gym. Located on the outskirts of the village of Pencoed, this campus also offers local amenities and transport links within easy reach.

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