Engineering Technology Intermediate – Marine

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Study Type
Full Time
Study Tier
Intermediate
Start Date
06/09/2021
Duration
TBC
Coordinator
Donna Green

Entry Requirements

The Isle of Wight College has standard entry requirements for full-time college courses, depending on the level of the course to be studied.

There may be additional entry requirements for a small number of specialist courses. If this course is one of these specialist courses, additional entry requirements will be stated below.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: 

In line with usual level two policy but English and Math MUST be at grade 4 or above. 

PROGRESSION 

This is an intermediate level course that could lead to the advanced level course or an apprenticeship. Students must complete the course, all functional skills sessions and will require a tutor recommendation to progress to the advanced level course. It may be that the Course awarding body require that the advanced course is directly linked to an apprenticeship only and is currently under review.  

WHO IS THE COURSE FOR? 

It is a broadly based programme designed for those with the desire and ambition to progress in a career in Marine Engineering or for those who want to go on to further studies. 

WHAT WILL I LEARN? 

Key core skills, such as: 

  • Introduction to the marine industry;  that would include topics like marine boatyards and their purpose and services, terminologies of boats and equipment, health and safety, employment roles and responsibilities.  
  • Business Improvement Techniques to include; Kanban, Kaizen et al  
  • Marine Engineering Processes and finishes, that would focus on topics such as materials technology, lubrication process, corrosion, bearings etc  
  • Service and maintenance of Marine engines/propulsion systems, that touches upon types of propulsion, cooling systems, service and maintenance and the like. 

Tutorials are also included in the full-time programme along with the potential for an industry specific project element. 

INDUSTRIAL LINKS 

The engineering team will undertake to formulate direct industry links for each student which may result in work experience, mentor support, and ultimately employment or progression to apprenticeships. 

WORK EXPERIENCE 

Work placements are a highly recommended part of this course and students are encouraged to seek their own to ensure that the placement is most suitable to your needs.  All candidates are expected, and encouraged, to do their best to gain purposeful work experience during their course.  We will do all we can to assist in finding suitable opportunities. 

The timetable is designed to give all candidates the opportunity to complete at least 36 hours of work experience within the academic week. 

HOW WILL I LEARN? 

The equivalent of approximately two days a week is spent on the course. The College day is usually open from 9am until 4.30pm. 

There is an applied programme of practical and theory designed to meet your learning styles, directed private study, laboratory practical work, and industrial visits. In addition to technical subjects, personal and interpersonal skills are developed and assessed as an integral part of the course as well as the three Functional Skills, ICT, Maths and English.  Continuous assessment of performance is carried out by means of tests, class and laboratory work and practical assignment workshops. All modules are formally assessed and final grades are subject to moderation by the course team and a representative from BTEC/EAL as applicable. 

WHAT CAN THIS COURSE LEAD TO? 

Successful students can train, for example, as marine technicians or progress to the colleges advanced level and higher education courses or university degree courses. Career planning and team building is actively encouraged on the Diploma. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 

Students are required to purchase standard study materials and uniform.  Students may also be required to contribute to the cost of trips to the mainland. 

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