Study Programmes in Engineering (Aeronautical, Electronic and Design)

Study Programmes in Engineering (Aeronautical, Electronic and Design)

Study Mode: Full Time
Course Level: Level 3

Where will this course lead?

These flexible study programmes are designed to allow you to explore different engineering career pathways to find one which will suit your career progression.

From this course, you can progress into apprenticeships within engineering or onto degree courses.

This course will support you in finding relevant work experience and developing independent learning skills which are required for apprenticeships and further study.

What will I study?

In you first year, you can select from the following level 3 courses:
- Level 3 Diploma in Aviation Operations
- Level 3 Certificate in Computer Aided Design
- Foundation Diploma Engineering

Your choice of pathway can be discussed at interview and will depend on the GCSE results that you achieve.

You will also be provided with an opportunity to resit one GCSE (either Maths or English) if you select the level 3 Diploma in Aviation Operations or Level 3 Certificate in Computer Aided Design.

If you are successful in your first year, you could continue onto a second year of study. The routes available include
- National Extended Diploma Aeronautical Engineering
- National Extended Diploma Engineering (Electronics)
- National Extended Diploma Engineering (Design)
- Foundation Diploma Engineering
- Level 3 Diploma Engineering Maintenance

How will this course be delivered?

These courses are delivered through classroom teaching, practical workshops and computer based workshops.

Depending upon the qualifications that you select, you will have the opportunity to complete practical workshops in our aircraft hangar, learn to fly on our 737 flight simulator, develop CAD skills within our Advanced Manufacturing Centre, programme robots and automation systems and model hydraulic systems.

What qualifications will I get?

The qualifications available within this study programme include:
- Level 3 Diploma in Aviation Operations
- Level 3 Certificate in Computer Aided Design
- Foundation Diploma Engineering
- National Extended Diploma Aeronautical Engineering
- National Extended Diploma Engineering (Electronics)
- National Extended Diploma Engineering (Design)
- Level 3 Diploma Engineering Maintenance
- GCSE English
- GCSE Mathematics

The pathways available will depend upon the GCSE results that you achieve and can be discussed both at interview and enrolment.

How will I be assessed?

The subject units are assessed in a variety of ways; some are assessed by assignments which may involve working in groups or independently and marked by your teachers using awarding body Criteria.
Some assignments are assessed whilst undertaking practical activities.
Other modules or qualifications will be assessed using externally marked exams.

How do I get a place on the course?

Entry to the course is dependent upon successful interview and meeting the entry requirements

What are the entry requirements?

Either 4 GCSE passes at grade A*/9 - C/4 to include Maths OR English and preferably science; or a relevant Level 2 Diploma in Engineering at a Merit or Distinction grade (and a minimum of Grade C/4 in GCSE Maths and English). Also, an excellent reference or school report followed by a successful selection interview.

What else do I need to know?

If you have a Learning Difference or Disability please let us know when you apply. You will be offered support in your interview. If you need help completing your application we can help with this too.
You will be expected to supply your own stationery such as folders, paper and pens.
You will need to provide appropriate PPE including overalls and boots for the aircraft hangar.
For more information about each of the courses available in this study programme, please refer to each course page.

Solihull College offers full time and part time courses for businesses and residents in Birmingham, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Coventry Warwickshire and the whole of the West Midlands.

What can I do after this course?

This course can lead onto the National Extended Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering, Electronic Engineering or Design Engineering.

You could also move onto courses in Civil Engineering, Building Services Engineering or Construction.

Apprenticeships are available in a variety of career roles which benefit from knowledge of CAD.

You could then move onto Higher Education Courses such as a BSc Aircraft Maintenance Engineering, BSc Mechanical Engineering or BSc Electronic Engineering at the College.

Have a question about the course?
Please contact Admissions on 0121 678 7000 with any queries.
Location
Start Date
Day
Time
Course Fee
Course Code

Woodlands Campus

Sept-17

Various

TBC

N/A For 16 to 18 Year Olds

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