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BTEC First Diploma in Engineering Level 2 - Full Time
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|BTEC First Diploma in Engineering Level 2 ||07/09/2020||02/07/2021||Stephenson College - Coalville||
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16-18 Students (Age at 31st August)
19-23 Students (Age at 31st August)
- Students studying their first level 2 course
- Students studying their first level 3 course (Some level 3 courses are not included, so please check with Student Services)
- Unemployed, looking for work and on an acceptable benefit studying a level 1 or 2 course (see list of benefits below)
24+ Students (Age at 31st August)
- Unemployed, looking for work and on an acceptable benefit studying a level 1 course (see list of benefits below)
- Unemployed, looking for work and on an acceptable benefit studying a level 2 course (see list of benefits below)
- Apprenticeships are free of charge for the learner (you are actually paid a salary!)
- There is no upper age restriction to enrol onto an Apprenticeship programme, so long as you are 16+ years old.
- Working hours are usually between 30-40 hours per week which includes your release to College.
- There may be a fee for the employer willing to support you, but this depends on a few factors.
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List of benefits
- Jobseeker's Allowance
- ESA (WRAG) (Work Related Activity Group)
- Universal Credit (Must be unemployed and required to undertake skills training)
- Wider Benefits – see list below
Wider benefits that are acceptable
In all cases the learner must:
- Be unemployed (i.e. not in any paid employment)
- Want to enter employment but need skills training to do so
- Sign the waiver agreement confirming the above
- Show current proof of the benefit
Child Tax Credit
Child's Special Allowance
Council Tax Benefit, administered by local authorities
Disability Living Allowance [Being replaced by Personal Independent Payments] (If paid to learner)
Graduated retirement benefit
Housing Benefit, administered by local authorities
Pensions payable under the Industrial Death Benefit scheme
Reduced Earnings Allowance, see industrial disablement benefit above
Retirement Allowance, see industrial disablement benefit above
War Widow's pension
Widowed Parent's Allowance
Working Tax Credit. (If paid to spouse, not the learner)
Reference: Funding Rules Version 2020-21
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More information about this Course
This course is a Diploma in General Engineering. It is suitable for learners who want to apply for engineering apprenticeships or progress to a Level 3 Engineering course.
What Qualifications Or Experience Do I Need?
4 GCSEs at Grade D or above which should include English and mathematics or suitable qualification at Level 1 with merit grade. Learners with lower grades or relevant experience will be considered subject to an additional assessment and/or supporting reference from tutor/school or employer.
How Long Is The Course?
What Will I Learn?
Dependent on your GCSE results, you will be required to complete either Functional Skills or GCSEs alongside your qualification. There will also be a create studies qualification based around employability skills. Mandatory engineering units: Working Safely and Effectively in Engineering, Interpreting and Using Engineering Information, Mathematics for Engineering Technicians, Applied Electrical and Mechanical Science for Engineering, Selecting Engineering Materials, Using Computer-aided Drawing Techniques in Engineering. Plus three units from the following dependent on pathway: Application of Welding Processes, Fabrication Techniques and Sheet Metal Work, Engineering Marking Out, Operation and Maintenance of Fluid Power Systems and Components, Operation and Maintenance of Mechanical Systems and Components, Operation and Maintenance of Electrical Systems and Components, Operation and Maintenance of Electronic Systems and Components.
How Will I Learn?
Each unit is delivered as a mixture of classroom-based theory combined with practical workshop or laboratory sessions.
How Will I Be Assessed?
Each unit is assessed by a formal portfolio of written reports and documented practical work. There are no external exams for this course.
Where Could This Course Lead To?
Level 3 qualification in Engineering or Advanced Apprenticeship.
Full Time & Part Time