BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

Course: BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
Code: QSNFL3ENG1/F010H
Location: Hartford Campus
Dates: 04/09/2017 to 29/06/2018
Times: 09.10 to 16.30
Hours/week: 13.50
Weeks: 34



01606 74444

What is the programme structure?

This is a theory based course with some practical work covering electrical/electronic and mechanical engineering. The course covers the following areas: mechanical technology; digital and analogue electronics; computer aided design (CAD); electrical and electronic principles; engineering materials; mathematics for engineering; engineering design; science for engineering; mechanical technology and mechanical principles.

Who is the programme for?

This programme is for students who wish to pursue a career in Electrical/Electronic or Mechanical Engineering. It provides a grounding in general engineering.

How long does it take to complete?
1 year - equivalent to 1.5 GCE A Levels.

What qualifications do I need?

4 GCSEs at grade A* - C or equivalent. Preferably the GCSEs should include maths and Science.

What does it include?

This course includes a Study Programme to provide learners with a coherent and enriching curriculum which will provide them with the academic, social and employability skills to progress to further or higher education or employment. The content of the study programme is designed to broaden the learner experience beyond the main qualification of study. The key theme of Study Programmes at Level 3 will be the development of personal, social and enterprise skills to enable progression to higher levels of study or employment. As well as your core qualification you will study GCSE or Functional Skills in English or Maths plus English and maths development as part of the core qualification. Learners will also undertake personal progress planning and pastoral education. Plus additional personal development activity which will include work experience and projects.

Are there any special facilities for the programme?
The College has specialist engineering workshops for students to study in.

Will there be any extra costs involved?

There will be an additional cost for a course textbook, consumables and visits of approx. £60 per year. You may qualify for remission of these costs.

How is the programme assessed?
This will be through classroom studies, practical work, problem-solving, communicating ideas, teamwork and assignments. There will be continuous assessment of a portfolio containing evidence of completed assignments.

What award will I achieve?
BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

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What can I do next?

You will be able to progress onto the Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering for a further year.

Equal Opportunities:

Mid Cheshire College is committed to the implementation of a policy to achieve equality of opportunity for all staff, students and members of the community it serves. In doing so the College will actively work to achieve equality regardless of age, race, skin colour, disability, gender, marital status, sexuality and faith.

The College supports the government initiative ‘Every Child Matters’ and ‘Youth Matters’ and all courses include elements which contribute to students achieving the five outcomes, namely, being healthy, staying safe, enjoying and achieving, making a positive contribution and achieving economic well-being.

How do I get further information?

Contact the college on 01606 74444 alternatively visit the website or email For students aged 19 years and over at the start of the course please contact the college for further information on the course fee.

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