Canterbury College Engineering Department BTEC Level 3 Certificate, Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma & Extended Diploma in Engineering Student Induction
Teaching Staff The following people are associated with the Edexcel Level 3 Engineering Course
Course Tutor: David Kirkness (Year 1) Paul Lewis (Year 2)
Subject tutors Paul Lewis, Michael Cooke, David Kirkness, Paul Mulder, Tom Northey
All of the above personnel can be contacted on 01227 811115. The course tutor can be contacted via email [email protected]
Further course information can also be obtained at http://bluepill.co.uk / http://www.mindfyre.co.uk
Lateness and Absents
Any lateness and absents is to be reported to the college by contacting: Lewis O’Callaghan 01227 811111 Ex No 2023
If no answer leave a message on the answer phone
When your late, you need to report to T209 to inform a member of staff and collect a late slip for your class tutor
Landyards and ID Cards Landyards Your
are to be worn at all times
student numbers is your computer user name
Health & Safety Any
accident or near miss needs to be reported to any member of the department staff.
First Aid Any
first aid needed to be reported to any member of the department staff who will call a first aider.
go to reception and they will call a first aider.
Fire and Bomb Alarm If
the first alarm sounds you need to leave the build and got to fire muster point B
the Bomb alarm sounds you need to leave the build and got to fire muster point B taking all the belongings with you.
college has a NO SMOKING policy
smoking is permitted on site and you are required to leave the college campus
The Course •
This course aims to give the student a practical and academic introduction to the world of engineering dealing with areas such as Mechanical Maintenance, Electronic Circuit Construction, and Computer Aided Design. As the National Diploma is a practical work related course, you learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. As well as learning about the employment area you have chosen, you develop the skills you need to start or progress a career.
days will be on:
Units On the National diploma you will be completing the following units:
1 - Health and Safety in the Engineering Workplace 2 - Communications for Engineering Technicians 3 - Engineering Project 4 - Mathematics for Engineering Technicians 5 - Mechanical Principles and Application 6 - Electrical and Electronic Principles 8 - Engineering Design 10 – Properties and Applications of Engineering Materials
12 - Applications of Mechanical Systems and Technology 17 - Computer Aided Drafting 19 - Mechanical Measurement and Inspection Techniques 28 - Further Mathematics for Technicians 31- Applications of Computer Numerical Control in Engineering 35 - Principles and Applications of Electronic Devices and Circuits 53 - Electronic Measurement and Testing 60 - Electronic Fault-finding
Functional Skills What are Functional Skills?
Functional skills are the skills that you need in order to operate confidently and successfully in school, college, university, work, training, and life in general. During your year at college you will be required to complete one functional skill. This will either be Application of Number or Literacy. Functional Skills are assessed by exam, there is no portfolio.
If you wish to proceed to another level of study at the college, then you must have completed and passed one functional skills.
Assessment and Deadlines
Your tutors will set you a range of activities that will enable you to achieve the qualification. Some of these tasks will be specifically designed to teach you the techniques and skills you will need to develop in order to be able to undertake the grading assessments.
The assessment will take several forms and could be any of the following methods.
Assignments Experiments Observed and checked workshop tests Reports Formal written tests
If you miss your deadline the most you will achieve is a pass for that assignment
Overall Grade 5
points for a Pass 6 points for a Merit 7 points for a Distinction Points
1300 - 1339
1340 – 1379
1380 - 1419
1420 - 1459
1460 - 1499
1530 – 1559
1560 – 1589
1590 and above
completing Year 1 you will progress onto either the Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma
Following the completion of the 2 year course, you could progress onto a HNC, HND or Degree
Minimum of a DMM overall to progress
should have completed your learner journeys and signed to say you have read the appeals procedure.
will have an individual tutorial with one of the course team to discuss your progress and set SMART targets for you to achieve.
will be one every 6 weeks.
Vandalism/Stealing Vandalism/stealing Anyone
is not tolerated
caught vandalizing/stealing equipment will be removed from the course
work will be checked to make sure it is your our and not copied from other students or the internet.
Work Experience If
your interest in doing some form of work experience let us know.
can also contact companies yourself to see if their have any vacancies.