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.
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 is a broadly based programme designed for those with the desire and ambition to progress in a career in Engineering (Mechanical/Manufacturing) or for those who want to go on to further studies.
Key core skills, such as:
Optional units for this pathway:
Tutorials are also included in the full-time programme along with the potential for an industry specific project element.
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 placements and any work experience are highly desirable but subject to availability. 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.
The equivalent of approximately three/four 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.
Successful students can train, for example, as engineering 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.
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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