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Performing Engineering Operations (Engineering Practice) Level 2

Full-Time Study Programmes

  • Overview of the course

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    Our full-time study programmes are designed to maximise your career prospects and widen your options for further or higher study.

    This growth sector offers excellent career opportunities in electronics, mechanics, manufacturing and design engineering.

    The rewards include a job that is well-paid, diverse and engaging and the opportunity to develop transferable skills which are in demand locally, nationally and worldwide.

    Courses are delivered by tutors with a wealth of specialist skills, based on years of industry experience and academic status. The curriculum is furthermore developed alongside employer needs.

    Work experience is also an integral part of our study programmes, enabling you to gain essential exposure to the world of work.
  • What you'll learn

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    There are three fascinating and informative mandatory units:

    • Working Safely and Effectively in Engineering
    • Interpreting and Using Engineering Information
    • Mathematics for Engineering Technicians

    In addition, optional units including:

    • Applied Electrical & Mechanical Science for Engineering
    • Engineering Maintenance Procedures
    • Selecting Engineering Materials
    • Using Computer-aided Drawing Techniques in Engineering

    You will have the opportunity to complete work experience during the course, Many of our learners are offered a permanent position at the end of their placement. Around 15 of this year’s learners gained some kind of employment through exposure to the industry.

    If required for your chosen career or HE course, you may wish to study English & maths to Level 3.

    Elements of study

    Your programme consists of the following elements:
    • Study of your chosen vocational subject (50% of your programme)
    • English and maths (continued until the achievement of GCSE grade 4 (C) or equivalent)
    • Employability skills (e.g. punctuality, attendance, communication and team work)
    • Work experience (giving you a taste of working life)
    • Tutorial & personal development (e.g. healthy living, volunteering and citizenship skills)
  • Entry requirements

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    We ask that you have three GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above. You must have Maths at Grade 4 (C) or above.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    You will be continually assessed throughout the year; there will be no exams.
  • Supporting your learning and wellbeing

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    We want you to enjoy every minute of College, both in the classroom and out of it, so we have a range of dedicated support and wellbeing services.
    These include
    • FREE travel

    • FREE breakfast

    • dedicated Learning Development Mentors

    • impartial advice and guidance

    • dedicated one-to-one support for learners with additional needs

    • support with the cost of College

    plus much more.
  • Future opportunities

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    After you have completed the course you could remain in College and progress on to an Engineering BTEC Level 3 course.

    Alternatively, if you choose to look for paid work you could opt for an Engineering or Manufacturing Apprenticeship.

    Check out opportunities at the University of Bolton by visiting

    Following further study you could work as:
    • An Electrical Engineer where you could earn up to £40,000 a year, depending on experience. Once Chartered, you could earn £45,000 a year or more.
    • A Telecoms Engineer, earning between £16,000 and £30,000 a year.
    • A Design and Development Engineer, earning between £21,000 and £55,000 a year, depending on experience.
  • Gifted and Talented Programme

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    If you're a potentially high-achieving learner, capable of exceeding your targets, we will stretch and challenge you by providing the opportunity for you to study additional qualifications, with support in place to
    complement your study programme experience.

    The College recognises the need to reward your hard work, dedication and achievement as well as good attendance and punctuality.

    The Anderton Outdoor Activity Centre is now part of the University Of Bolton Group and students can undertake a range of activities including kayaking, canoeing, archery and much more; if you work hard, there's a good chance you could enjoy these activities too.
  • How to apply?

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    Submit an application online by visiting our application form or by clicking on the Apply Now button.
  • Open Events

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    Discover what Bolton College has to offer by attending one of our Open Events:
    • Thursday 17th October 2019, 5.30pm-8pm

    • Wednesday 20th November 2019, 5.30pm-8pm

    • Tuesday 4th February 2020, 5.30pm-8pm

    Click here to learn more or to register your attendance for one of our Open Events.
  • Disclaimer

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    Every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within these course information sheets was accurate at the time of publishing.
    Bolton College is constantly evaluating its services to meet the needs of learners; therefore programmes/courses/Apprenticeships, resources and facilities may be subject to change without prior notice.
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  • Time:

    09:00 - 16:00
    10.00 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    36 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

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