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Within the department we currently offer the level 2 Diploma in Engineering and next academic year we will be offering the level 3 course.
This is a relatively new qualification and offers a great mix of theoretical academic and applied learning across a variety of engineering disciplines.
It is made up of a range of elements and allows you to create something more tailored to student’s needs and future aspirations. It is important to know that this is not a 'practical skills' engineering course, although there are practical opportunities on the course.
The Advanced Engineering Diploma is a full-time, two-year course at Level 3, and is equivalent to 3.5 A Levels. It has been designed by engineering industry specialists and educationalists who have aimed to create a course that will challenge and stretch students, whether they are preparing for a university degree, an advanced apprenticeship or employment.
It develops not only an understanding of engineering industries, but a whole set of wider skills, including Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) and a design and make independent project.
The Diploma will give students first-hand experience and an insight into the real engineering world of work, not just because of the 20 days work experience, but because the Principal Learning and Extended Project will also involve key local employers - setting project briefs, giving presentations and visits to industry.
This course opens up the ideas and concepts behind engineering, and how they impact on the modern world