Who is this course for?
This qualification is for anyone wishing to work in the mechanical engineering sector which includes metal fabrication and welding, covering essential engineering skills like safety, engineering drawing and scientific principles, as well as specialist technical knowledge and skills.
What are the entry requirements for the course?
Minimum five GCSEs at grades D and E (grade 2-3) or higher.
Maths at GCSE grade E (grade 2) or above is an essential entry requirement.
Please contact us if you unsure if you meet the entry requirements.
How long is this course?
This is a one year course, commencing September 2017
What will I study on this course?
Unit 1 – Safe Working Practices in Mechanical Engineering: This unit provides the learner with the essential health and safety knowledge required to prepare them to work safely in the mechanical engineering industry. The knowledge covered relates to work carried out in a construction environment.
Unit 2 – Mechanical Engineering Project 1: This unit brings together the knowledge and skills developed on the course by enabling learners to manufacture a larger and more complex engineering component. It involves engineering drawing and the use of engineering skills, tools and processes carried out in a safe working environment.
Unit 3 – Mechanical Engineering Project 2: This unit brings together the knowledge and skills developed on the course by enabling learners to manufacture a larger and more complex engineering component. It involves engineering drawing and the use of engineering skills, tools and processes carried out in a safe working environment. This unit will assess; health & safety, fabrication, scientific principles used within mechanical engineering and welding processes.
Unit 4 – Working in the Industry: This unit will develop your readiness for the world of work. Through research activities you will develop an awareness of your industry sector and opportunities that may be open to you. You will conduct an assessment of your current employability skills, plan for a placement and subsequently embark on work experience. This unit concludes with an opportunity to re-assess your skill set and progress made.
Unit 5 – Common Processes in Mechanical Engineering: This unit will provide the learner with the knowledge, understanding and skills required when using common processes and materials to carry out tasks in mechanical engineering. Learners will be introduced to processes, tools, equipment and materials used in the industry and will also carry out basic tasks commonly used in mechanical engineering.
Unit 6 – Engineering Drawing: This unit will provide the learner with the knowledge, understanding and skills required when producing and interpreting engineering drawings and measurements. Learners will be introduced to the drawing equipment used in the production of engineering drawings including Computer Aided Design (CAD).
Unit 7 – Engineering Materials: This unit is designed to help students to distinguish between engineering materials. Students will define and test mechanical properties of several materials and will carry out heat treatment processes to see the effect on the materials properties, including ferrous metals and non-ferrous metals as well as thermoplastic and thermoset plastics.
Unit 8 – Plate Fabrication: Learners will explore the theory and practice plate metal fabrication. They will apply this to safely produce plate metal fabrications fit for purpose, in line with current BS, EN and/or ISO standards in 3mm or above.
Unit 9 – Scientific Principles Used in Mechanical Engineering: This unit will provide the learner with the knowledge and understanding of basic scientific principles applied to mechanical engineering. Learners will be introduced to pressure, force, flow, temperature, electricity and heat transfer methods. The unit is designed to provide essential theoretical knowledge that underpins the practical processes of the mechanical engineering sector.
Unit 10 – Manual Metal Arc Welding: Learners will develop the basic practical skills of manual metal arc welding and an awareness of the health and safety issues required when using the process. The learner is required to perform satisfactory welds using the manual metal arc process in the flat position.
What Qualification will I gain?
Jersey Progression Diploma in Mechanical Engineering and Welding Studies
Will I go out on work experience?
Courses at Highlands are about preparing you for the world of work. As part of your course you will learn how to go about presenting yourself to an employer to stand the best chance of getting the job you are looking for.
You will spend at least one week in a work placement and work towards an employability qualification.
What does this course lead on to?
Direct progression after this course is to the Fabrication and Welding course at Advanced Technical level on a part-time day release basis
Achieving other qualifications and gaining experience as part of the Highlands Study Programme will enable you to progress to other Advanced Technical or Vocational courses that the college offers.
How much will it cost?
• £36 per year subscription fee
• £61 per year course material fee
How can I find out more?
For further information, please contact Employability on 608752 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A GCSE grade E (grade 2) or above in Design Technology and a Science is desirable.