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Engineering

Course Code: CERENG1
  • Level: 1
  • Qualification: Certificate
  • Awarding body: City & Guilds (C&G)
  • Duration: 24 weeks
  • Course type: Part-time
  • Time of day: Evening
  • When you'll study: Tuesdays, 5.30pm - 8.30pm

What's it all about?

This course is our entry-level engineering course for those who are looking to get into engineering. Alongside this course we will be able to support you through your maths and English. The course will also introduce you to the engineering world and start your journey to a career in engineering.

Course information

You will learn different skills that will help you within the engineering field you have an interest in and will cover either of the following pathways …

Machining Pathway
  • Working in engineering
  • Carrying out basic milling techniques
  • Carrying out basic turning techniques
Electrical Pathway
  • Working in engineering
  • Carrying out electronics assembly
  • Carrying out electrical assembly

There are no specific entry requirements for this course. However, you may be required to study functional skills in English and/or maths.

This course has a range of assessment methods including online multiple-choice exams, practical assessments and written exams.

This course is a platform for progression onto other level 2 qualifications in engineering for example, the Level 2 Diploma in Engineering (full-time course) at the College.

On successful completion of the course you may progress into employment within the engineering/manufacturing sector in job roles such as:

  • machine operator
  • machine setter
  • electronics assembly operative. 

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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Future careers

What you could earn:

Mechanical Engineers

£64,938.10

Potential salary

£26,417.43

Entry level salary

£44,120.34

Average salary

22

Annual openings in Plymouth

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