Cambridge Regional College - Centre of Vocational Excellence

BTEC Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Engineering

Cambridge Campus

Course Duration:2 Year(s)
Course Mode:Full Time
Start Date:03/09/2020

Course Overview

Most learners on the BTEC Level 3 programme work towards a BTEC Level 3 Foundation Diploma in year one and progress onto an extended Diploma in year two. The emphasis is on learning theories, concepts and practices within engineering that will provide knowledge and understanding to enable the learner to analyse, solve and evaluate real engineering problems. Learners then benefit from a nationally recognised Level 3 qualification which carries UCAS points for University entry or contributes to the framework of an apprenticeship in Engineering. In this study programme you will apply the principles and knowledge on how to successfully work in Engineering that will include, but not be limited to:

- Product Design & Manufacture
- Calculus
- Computer Aided Design
- Electronics
- Metallic material
- Engineering process
- Engineering principles

Additional Employability skills include :

- IT skills to include the use of Word and Excel and engineering specialist software.
- CAD/CAM training using Autodesk AutoCAD and SolidWorks software.
- Employability Skills.
- Work Experience in industry.
- Personal Professional Development - Preparation work in readiness for a job interview or apprenticeship in Engineering e.g. CV writing and completing job application forms.
- Preparation work for UCAS and entry to University.
- Managing study and private learning and how to explore different methods of learning.

Progression & Career Opportunities

Successful completion of all elements of this study programme will allow you to progress in several different ways, including;

- A further full or part time study programme to level 4 HNC in Engineering
- Gaining of employment within the Engineering industry at junior technician level
- An advanced apprenticeship scheme in Engineering

Entry Requirements

You will need to have 4 GCSEs at grade 9 – 4 (A* - C) to include Maths, or successful completion of a full Level 2 qualification. In addition you will need to have a successful interview that shows interests and hobbies related to the world of Engineering.

In addition to the entry qualifications listed, the offer of a place on the course is subject to the outcomes of initial assessment, which will be taken at the College as part of the admissions process. Please note that entry criteria may vary quite significantly between courses at the same level. This is to take account of the specific skills needed for success on particular courses, the length of the course and the requirements for progression to the next level. Entry criteria are given as a guide, and the exact requirements in order to obtain a place on a particular course will be confirmed following attendance at a Welcome Event/Interview.

Learning Assessment & Support

We want you to achieve to the very best of your ability at CRC. To make this happen we offer both learning and personal support by specialist staff tailored to meet your specific needs.

Assessment will take place via assignments set throughout the year. Each unit studied (9) will have approximately 3 assignments. Assignments will carry success criteria of Pass, Merit and Distinction grades.

You will have tutorial support throughout your study programme and one to one tutor support and guidance as needed of 20 minutes every 3 weeks. You will also contribute to your own support using the college's Electronic Individual learner Plan. This will also help you build your own Passport to Success documentation.

How to Apply

Students who currently attend a Cambridge Area Partnership school should apply through Mychoice@16

You can also apply through a CRC Application Form or download and complete here. If you need any help with applying, please contact our Admissions Office on tel. 01223 418448.

Once we have received your application, you will be invited to attend a Welcome Event, which gives you and your parents/carers the opportunity to have a look around the College, talk to the tutors and ask any questions you may have.

Cambridge Campus Status

The Cambridge Campus is open as normal.

Huntingdon Campus Status

The Huntingdon Campus is open as normal.