In this diverse industry, you will develop a wide range of basic engineering skills and the course is ideally suited to people who wish to improve their education by progressing from Level 1 to Level 2. The course is made up of mandatory and optional units, such as welding and fabrication skills. It is possible to complete Level 1 and Level 2 in just one academic year.
- Fabrication and welding
- Working safely in an engineering environment
- Working effectively and efficiently in engineering
- Using and communicating technical information
- Using hand tools
- Fitting techniques
- Producing components
- Work experience and employability skills
- English and Maths, as required.
One year full-time, normally in college three days a week.
Riseholme College also runs a Level 2 Land-Based Engineering and apprenticeships with land-based companies.
Work in machine operation, technical support, research and development and education and training with a wide range of companies and organisations across the land-based engineering sector.
Students must demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment at interview and one satisfactory reference is required.
BTEC Level 3 in Land-Based Engineering
Outstanding facilities, practical, hands-on learning, supportive tutors and great friends – Riseholme College has the total package for Ryan.
After completing his Agriculture apprenticeship with the College, Ryan decided to return to concentrate on engineering, which he hopes will lead him
to a job working as a welder on offshore oilrigs.
He said: “I had already done an agricultural apprenticeship here a couple of years ago and decided to focus on the engineering side of it, rather than the livestock and the arable. I’ve invested in my own welder and all my own equipment and I would like to work on oil rigs. I really enjoy welding and
think I’m pretty hot at it as well!
“It’s a very practical, hands-on course. It has been really good studying at a brand new campus and the set-up is excellent. The tutors are all really good and helpful and I’ve also built up a good group of friends on my course.
“I would certainly recommend it.”