The engineering industry is expanding rapidly and training is now being delivered for jobs that do not yet exist, so that learners can enter the industry with the new skills that will be required in future years. The advancements in technology are huge and we aim to deliver a study programme that is at the cutting edge of the latest technologies. This course has been designed in partnership with leading engineering firm, Liberty Speciality Steels, so that students learning in this academy can benefit from the input of an industry professional, as well as learning in specialist facilities at our Olive Grove Campus. Following an engineering pathway at The Sheffield College will provide you with a wealth of career and higher education opportunities to consider which will lead on to continuous professional development within industry.
Over the duration of the programme students will study the following units:
• Health and Safety in the engineering workplace
• Electrical and Electronic Principles
• Mathematics for engineering technicians
• Mechanical Principles and applications
• Engineering design
• Properties and applications of engineering materials
• Engineering drawing for technicians
• Principles and applications of electronic devices and circuits
• Electrical installation
5 GCSEs at grade 4/C or above, including English Language, Maths and Science.
Assessment across all units is in the form of assignments. There may also be some units which require you to give a presentation.
This qualification can lead to careers as an electrical engineer working with PLC’s, electrical machines, electrical power and automation.