|Start Date:||Duration:||Level:||Study mode:||Course location:||Course Type:|
|September||1 year||Level 3||Full-Time||Hartlepool Sixth Form||Full-time Vocational|
Engineering covers a broad range of disciplines and involves the application of scientific principles and practical knowledge to transform ideas and materials into products and systems safely. From understanding how and why things work, to fixing things that are broken, improving things that work and coming up with new inventions altogether, engineers help to build a brighter future for us all. This qualification has a focus on a broad range of engineering specialist areas including electrical and electronic, mechanical, manufacturing, and more.
This subject can be taken as either a single or triple option. The full technical programme (triple option) will allow you to focus your studies around Engineering dedicated areas.
If taken as a single option (Level 3 Extended Certificate in Engineering), you will have flexibility to study alongside other technical and academic subjects that can complement Engineering career pathways such as Physics, Maths, Biology, Chemistry or Computing as the single option equates to achieving one A-Level.
You will need a minimum of four GCSEs at grade5 orabove including Mathematics grade 6 or above.
English and Maths are important life skills that will help you to achieve your best in your studies and progress to your dream career. If you have not already achieved grade 9-4 in GCSE Maths and/ or English at school, we will support you to improve your skills.
Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm. Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.
You will study various mandatory and optional units focusing on:
- Engineering Principles and Mathematics
- Health and Safety
- Interpreting and Creating Computer-Aided Engineering Drawings
- Design and Manufacture of Products
- Microcontroller Systems
- Design and Programming
A fresh start
Sometimes you just need a clean break to become the person you were destined to be. Starting college is the perfect opportunity to break free and become that new person!
Our diverse student community means that you will meet lots of new people of different ages, backgrounds and interests, so you can enjoy making lifelong friendships!
Most of our lecturers are industry savvy and are experts in teaching 16-18 year olds. They have lots of valuable experience and knowledge to pass onto you.
College is a more mature and relaxed environment than school and you are treated like an adult. You’ll be on first name terms with your lecturers so no more Sir and Miss! You can also start to make your own decisions.
Your timetable will be very different to school. You will have a lot more free time to take part in extra-curricular activities, study, or get extra money and work experience with a part-time job.
College is a very different learning environment to school. You may even become more inspired and have a new motivation to work towards your future goal in a college environment.
A college can offer a much wider choice of A-Level subjects, plus vocational courses in lots of different subjects and at different levels.
You will have the opportunity to take part in lots of different activities outside of the classroom to boost your confidence and help you develop your skills and personal qualities.
A college can invest in an extensive range of industry-standard facilities to give you the skills and knowledge to prepare for university or employment, and can also offer subjects that need specialist facilities.
We are the College of the Year.
(*Top college nationally for BTECs, Pearson 2019)
100% pass rate in 20 A-Level subjects including Computer Science, Economics, History and Maths.
99.1% overall A-Level pass rate
We have recently invested in a brand new state-of-the-art digital suite and health simulation ward.