This course is designed to provide highly specialist work-related qualifications in a range of vocational sectors. It gives you the knowledge, understanding and skills that you need to prepare for employment, and provides career development opportunities for you if you are already in work. It is equivalent to 3 GCE A levels and is highly valued by universities, further education colleges and employers.
The course covers the units listed below and is equal to 180 Credits.
Units 1 to 4 are covered in the first year and 5 to 7 in the second year.
You will learn about what engineers and scientists actually do in their jobs. You will learn by doing, through a variety of activities such as practical work, taking part in discussions, carrying out research; going on industrial /educational visits and making presentations
Our qualified tutors will support and guide you in the classrooms/workshops and through tutorials as they help you to develop the skills and techniques required in industry. Learning Support is also available for those with learning difficulties/disabilities; please let us know on application if you require this service. If you need help or advice on other matters such as welfare and finance, please contact our Course Information Centres at Willesden or Wembley Park.
We offer a programme of social and sports activities to all our students; full information is available from the Student Room at your centre of study. Student rooms are available for those who want to play games, meet up with friends or just chill.
A range of snacks, hot and cold foods are available to purchase in the canteen and café facilities, as well as vending machines. Halal meat and washing facilities are available at both centres. We have Quiet Rooms for those preferring to reflect. LRCs (libraries) are available at both centres, fully equipped with a wide range of learning materials and qualified friendly staff on hand to support you.
Annually we take part in a range of national and regional competitions in a wide range of subject areas for those keen to show off the skills they have gained on their courses. Competition entry is not compulsory and does not apply to all subject areas; please ask your tutor if it applies to your course.