Mechanical Engineering Enhanced Programme

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

  • Level 3 Subsidiary 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.

You will learn detailed knowledge and understanding of the skills needed for a career in the mechanical engineering sector.

Academic modules may include:

  • Health and safety
  • Mechanical engineering principles
  • Engineering mathematics
  • CNC programming / machining
  • Programmable logic controllers
  • Maintenance of fluid power systems and components

You will also complete modules from Performing Engineering Operations (PEO) suitable to the modules being studied above, 4 Key Skills and 25 days of work placement during the year, which will be organised and co-ordinated by the College.

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

The awarding body for this qualification is EAL.

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

4 GCSEs at grade C or above including Mathematics and English, and preferably Science.

After successful completion, you will have achieved a Level 3 Diploma and be able to apply to progress to the full Extended Diploma. If you have gained employment as an apprentice, you can transfer onto the part-time apprenticeship route.

Following successful completion of the full Extended Diploma, you can apply for a number of higher education courses such as HNC Engineering. You can also pursue a career in building services or manufacturing.

Enrolment fee: £40

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.

You will learn detailed knowledge and understanding of the skills needed for a career in the mechanical engineering sector.

Academic modules may include:

  • Health and safety
  • Mechanical engineering principles
  • Engineering mathematics
  • CNC programming / machining
  • Programmable logic controllers
  • Maintenance of fluid power systems and components

You will also complete modules from Performing Engineering Operations (PEO) suitable to the modules being studied above, 4 Key Skills and 25 days of work placement during the year, which will be organised and co-ordinated by the College.

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

The awarding body for this qualification is EAL.

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

4 GCSEs at grade C or above including Mathematics and English, and preferably Science.

After successful completion, you will have achieved a Level 3 Diploma and be able to apply to progress to the full Extended Diploma. If you have gained employment as an apprentice, you can transfer onto the part-time apprenticeship route.

Following successful completion of the full Extended Diploma, you can apply for a number of higher education courses such as HNC Engineering. You can also pursue a career in building services or manufacturing.

Enrolment fee: £40

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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