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Construction Engineering

21505 08 City and Guilds Carpentry and Joinery Level 1 21101 08 City and Guilds 2251 (Performing Engineering Operations) Level 1
21506 08 Level 2 NVQ in Engineering
21507 08 Level 3
This course is suitable for those who wish to Students will have the opportunity to choose Qualifications/experience needed to join
This course is specifically designed to Key Skills Level 3 pursue a career in Engineering and gain a two or more of the following options: the course
provide you with the training and experience All students aged 16-18 are required to An appropriate Level 2 Award is required recognised qualification. It provides essential • Wiring and Testing Electrical Circuits No formal qualifications are required.
to become a full craftsperson. complete the three Key Skills Units in and also relevant industrial practice. job knowledge and understanding and leads • Machining Engineering Materials All applicants will be invited to attend
Communication, Application of Number and on to further study. • Use of Hand Tools to make an interview.
Course Duration Information Technology. Study Centre Engineering Components
One year per level Kingsland Skills Institute, Houghton Regis Course Duration • Welding and Joining of Metals. Study Centre
Qualifications/experience needed to join One year Main site, Kingsway, Dunstable.
Course Content the course After the course is finished It is also available as a day release course Students must take responsibility for
The course covers all aspects of: Level 1 These courses provide the opportunity for over two years. managing their own progress and After the course is finished
• Carpentry and Joinery which includes site There are no specific entry requirements. you to take your trade skills to the highest compiling a portfolio of evidence Students can progress to NVQ Level 2 in
and bench joinery possible level. As well as providing you with Course Content demonstrating skill attainment. Mechanical, Electrical, Engineering or
• Use of Hand Tools Level 2 full craftsperson status they can provide the The course consists of Core Vocational Units Students have access to well-equipped Welding, gain employment in the engineering
• Use of Portable Tools Three GCSEs at Grade D or a relevant basis for technician level studies. from a National programme in the fields of engineering workshops, computer and industry, or obtain a placement on
• Use of Industrial Woodworking Machinery. Level 1 award. Electrical, Mechanical, Engineering and laboratory facilities for private study. There an Apprenticeship scheme.
Welding, supported by appropriate are external visits to local industry and
qualifications in numeracy and literacy. technical establishments.

Students will study the following: Key Skills


• Working Safely in an All students aged 16-18 are required to
21205 08 City and Guilds Plumbing Level 1 Engineering Environment complete the three Key Skills Units in
21206 08 Level 2 • Developing Yourself and Working with Communication, Application of Number and
Construction

Engineering
21207 08 Level 3 Other People on Engineering Activities. Information Technology.

This course is specifically designed to Key Skills Level 3


provide you with the training and experience All students aged 16-18 are required to An appropriate Level 2 Award is required
to become a full craftsperson. complete the three Key Skills Units in and also relevant industrial practice.
Communication, Application of Number and
Course Duration Information Technology. Study Centre 21102 08 City and Guilds 2251 NVQ Mechanical/Production Engineering Level 2
One year per level Kingsland Skills Institute, Houghton Regis
Qualifications/experience needed to join
Course Content the course After the course is finished This highly practical course will develop your Students must take responsibility for Study Centre
The course covers: Level 1 These courses provide the opportunity for engineering skills further, preparing you managing their own progress and compiling Main site, Kingsway, Dunstable.
• Domestic Plumbing Practice There are no specific entry requirements. you to take your trade skills to the highest either for work in the engineering sector or a portfolio of evidence demonstrating skill
• Use of Hand Tools possible level. As well as providing you with for further study. attainment. Students have access to well- After the course is finished
• Lead Sheeting Level 2 full craftsperson status they can provide the equipped engineering workshops, computer Students can gain employment in the
• Unvented systems Three GCSEs at Grade D or a relevant basis for technician level studies. Course Duration and laboratory facilities for private study. engineering industry, go on to an
• Water regulations. Level 1 award. One year There are external visits to local industry and Apprenticeship Scheme or further full-time
It is also available as a day release course technical establishments. study on a technician course.
over two years.
Key Skills
Course Content
All students aged 16-18 are required to
The course consists of Core and Optional complete the three Key Skills Units in
Units of the National Vocational programmes Communication, Application of Number and
21502 08 City and Guilds Furniture Making Level 1 in the field of Mechanical/Production Information Technology.
21503 08 Level 2 Engineering and a supporting City and
Guilds qualification. Qualifications/experience needed to join
21504 08 Level 3
the course
Students will study the following:
This course is specifically designed to Key Skills Level 3 Four GCSE passes or equivalent
• Working Safely in an
provide you with the training and experience All students aged 16-18 are required to An appropriate Level 2 Award is required qualifications or industrial experience. You
Engineering Environment
to become a full craftsperson. complete the three Key Skills Units in and also relevant industrial practice. should enjoy practical tasks whilst having an
• Developing Yourself and Working with
Communication, Application of Number and aptitude and enthusiasm for engineering and
Other People on Engineering Activities
Course Duration Information Technology. Study Centre technology. All applicants will be invited to
• Using and Communicating
One year per level Kingsland Skills Institute, Houghton Regis attend an interview.
Technical Information
Qualifications/experience needed to join • Identifying and Selecting
Course Content the course After the course is finished Engineering Materials.
This award will take you from the Level 1 These courses provide the opportunity for
introductory skills through to the advanced There are no specific entry requirements. you to take your trade skills to the highest Students will have the opportunity to choose
techniques in either production line-based or possible level. As well as providing you with two or more options from the following:
hand-crafted furniture. Level 2 full craftsperson status they can provide the • Marking Out for Engineering Activities
Three GCSEs at Grade D or a relevant basis for technician level studies. • Machining Engineering Materials
Level 1 award. • CAD
• CNC
• Using Software in Engineering.

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Engineering Engineering

21103 08 City and Guilds 2251 (Performing Engineering Operations) Level 2 21105 08 (Manufacturing, Operations and Maintenance and Electronics) Level 2
NVQ Electrical Engineering BTEC First Diploma in Engineering
This course is suitable for those seeking a You will also choose two or more further Qualifications/experience needed to join This course prepares you for a career in the • Engineering Processes & Techniques All applicants will be invited to attend
career in Electrical/Electronic Engineering. options such as: the course engineering sector and is directly relevant to • Drawing and CAD. an interview.
It provides essential job knowledge and • Wiring and Testing Electrical Circuits Four GCSE passes or equivalent the changing needs of employers.
understanding. • CAD qualifications or industrial experience. You It provides a good progression route to more You will have an opportunity to improve Study Centre
• Electrical Support Systems should enjoy practical tasks while having an advanced qualifications. It is equivalent to your GCSE grades in English and Maths Main site, Kingsway, Dunstable.
Course Duration • Maintaining Electrical Equipment. aptitude and enthusiasm for engineering and four GCSEs at grades A-C. while at College.
One year technology. All applicants will be invited to Students have access to well-equipped After the course is finished
It is also available as a day release course Students must take responsibility for attend an interview. Course Duration engineering workshops, computer and You can go on to the BTEC National
over two years. managing their own progress and compiling One year laboratory facilities for practical tests. Diploma in Engineering, an Apprenticeship
a portfolio of evidence demonstrating skill Study Centre Scheme or another technology-related
Course Content attainment. Students have access to well- Main site, Kingsway, Dunstable. Course Content Key Skills course. Alternatively you can seek
The course consists of Core and Optional equipped engineering workshops, computer A broad range of units are offered. All students aged 16-18 are required to employment in the electrical, mechanical or
Units of the National Vocational Programmes and laboratory facilities for private study. After the course is finished Examples of such units are: complete the three Key Skills Units in maintenance engineering industry.
in the field of Electrical/Electronic There are external visits to local industry and Students can gain employment in the • Mathematics Communication, Application of Number and
Engineering and a supporting appropriate technical establishments. engineering industry, go on to an • Science Information Technology.
City and Guilds qualification. Apprenticeship scheme or further full-time • Electronics
Key Skills study on a technician course. • Engineering Fundamentals Qualifications/experience needed to join
Students will study the following: All students aged 16-18 are required to • Workshop Practices the course
• Working Safely in an complete the three Key Skills Units in 85% pass rate in 2006/07 • CNC Fundamentals At least two GCSEs at Grade D or above.
Engineering Environment Communication, Application of Number and • Building and Testing Electronic Circuits You must also have an aptitude and
• Using and Communicating Information Technology. • Operations and Maintenance enthusiasm for engineering and technology.
Technical Information
Engineering

Engineering
• Working Effectively in an
Engineering Environment.

21106 08 BTEC National Diploma in Engineering apprenticeship


ready Level 3

21104 08 City and Guilds 2251 NVQ Engineering Maintenance Level 2 This is a practical, work-related course. engineering workshops, computer and Study Centre
You will learn by completing projects and laboratory facilities for practical work which Main site, Kingsway, Dunstable.
assignments based on realistic workplace may enable you to gain additional
This course is suitable for those seeking a • Maintaining Electrical Equipment Study Centre situations. You will develop skills needed for qualifications. There are external visits to After the course is finished
career in Engineering Maintenance. and Systems Main site, Kingsway, Dunstable. careers in engineering. This qualification is local industry and technical establishments. On successful completion of the course,
It provides essential job knowledge • Maintaining Electronic Equipment equivalent to three A Levels and leads to you go on to either a Foundation
and understanding. and Systems After the course is finished higher education or into employment. Key Skills Degree in Mechanical, Manufacturing,
• Moving Loads by Slinging and Lifting. Students can gain employment in the All students aged 16-18 are required to Electrical or Electronic Engineering or an
Course Duration engineering industry, go on to an Course Duration complete the three Key Skills Units in Apprenticeship or employment in an
One year Students must take responsibility for Apprenticeship scheme or further full-time Two years Communication, Application of Number and engineering - related field.
managing their own progress and compiling study on a technician course. Information Technology.
Course Content a portfolio of evidence demonstrating skill Course Content
The course consists of Core and Optional attainment. Students have access to well- A wide range of units are offered on the Qualifications/experience needed to join
Units of the National Vocational Programmes equipped engineering workshops, computer Diploma programme to give students a the course
in the field of Electrical/Electronic and and laboratory facilities for private study. range of opportunities in engineering. The You will need either:
Mechanical Engineering Maintenance and a There are external visits to local industry and Diploma includes six Core Units and a • A minimum of four GCSE passes at
supporting appropriate City and Guilds technical establishments. variety of Optional Units to meet the Grade C (including English and Maths)
qualification. requirements of local industry. A total of 18 • A GNVQ Intermediate or
Key Skills Units must be achieved to complete the • A First Diploma.
Students will study the following: All students aged 16-18 are required to course.
• Working Safely in an complete the three Key Skills Units in Mature students require relevant
Engineering Environment Communication, Application of Number and Examples of such units are: industrial experience and/or an
• Developing Yourself and Working with Information Technology. • Engineering Systems equivalent qualification.
Other People on Engineering Activities • Engineering Materials You must also have an aptitude and
• Using and Communicating Qualifications/experience needed to join • Science for Engineering enthusiasm for engineering and
Technical Information the course • Instrumentation and Control technology. All applicants will be invited to
• Erecting and Dismantling Four GCSE passes or equivalent • Electronic Systems attend an interview.
Access Structure qualifications or industrial experience. You • Computer Systems and Applications.
• Maintaining Mechanical Devices should enjoy practical tasks while having an
and Systems aptitude and enthusiasm for engineering and You will have an opportunity to gain an NVQ
technology. All applicants will be invited to Level 2 in either Mechanical Production,
attend an interview. Electrical/Electronics or Computer Aided
Design, while studying for this course.
Students have access to well-equipped

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Engineering English for Speakers of Other Languages

21401 08 City and Guilds Progression Award Motor Vehicle Level 1


15201 08 English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Entry 1
Repair & Maintenance
This is a “hands-on” course, ideal for those Basic theory of a motor vehicle will also Study Centre This course offers the first stages of learning Qualifications/experience needed to join After the course is finished
with an interest in Motor Vehicles and be covered. Kingsland Skills Institute, Houghton Regis. English - Reading, Writing, Speaking and the course Students who complete the course
careers in this sector. It is ideal preparation Listening in a supportive environment. There are no formal entry qualifications successfully are able to progress on to an
for further study in this area or on other Key Skills After the course is finished needed to join the course. Applicants will be ESOL Entry 2 or ESOL Entry 3 Skills for
engineering-related courses. All students aged 16-18 are required to On successful completion of this course, Course Duration given an English assessment before the start Life qualification.
complete the three Key Skills Units in students can progress to an NVQ in Motor One year of the course and placed on to a course
Course Duration Communication, Application of Number and Vehicle Studies or to other engineering- appropriate to their level. 100% pass rate in 2006/07
One year Information Technology. related courses. Course Content
Students will achieve an Edexcel Skills for Study Centre
Course Content Qualifications/experience needed to join Life ESOL qualification at Entry 1, Main Site, Kingsway, Dunstable
You will study: the course completing units in Reading, Writing and
• Basic Principles of Motor Vehicles Applicants will need two GCSEs at Grade D Speaking and Listening.
• Maintenance and Servicing of and above in English and Maths, or relevant

English for Speakers of Other Languages


Motor Vehicles motor vehicle experience. All applicants will
• Use of Instruction Manuals be invited to attend an informal interview.
• Welding
• Repair and Maintenance of Bodywork. 15202 08 English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Entry 2

This course offers the second stage Qualifications/experience needed to join After the course is finished
of learning English - Reading, Writing, the course Students who complete the course
Speaking and Listening in a There are no formal entry qualifications successfully are able to progress on to an
21402 08 City & Guilds 3901 Award in Automotive Vehicle Maintenance Entry Level 3
Engineering

supportive environment. needed to join the course. Applicants will be ESOL Entry 3 or ESOL Level 1 Skills
given an English assessment before the start for Life qualification.
Course Duration of the course and placed on to a course In certain cases some students may
This course is for people with an interest in Key Skills Study Centre One year appropriate to their level. be able to progress on to a Level 1
Motor Vehicle, who may not have any All students aged 16-18 are required to Kingsland Skills Institute, Houghton Regis. vocational qualification.
previous qualifications. You will gain the complete the three Key Skills Units in Course Content Study Centre
necessary skills to progress to a Communication, Application of Number and After the course is finished Students will achieve an Edexcel Skills for Main Site, Kingsway, Dunstable 100% pass rate in 2006/07
higher-level course in Motor Vehicle Information Technology. Students can progress to other engineering Life ESOL qualification at Entry 2,
Studies or Engineering. courses at the College. completing units in Reading, Writing and
Qualifications/experience needed to join Speaking and Listening.
Course Duration the course Additional Information
One year No formal qualifications are required but all To be awarded a full certificate a student
applicants must be 16 years old or over. All must successfully complete all ten units.
Course Content applicants will be invited to attend
Students will study the following: an interview. 15203 08 English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Entry 3
• Engine Lubrication Systems
• Engine Cooling Systems
• Fuel and Exhaust Systems This course offers the third stage of learning After the course is finished
• Spark Ignition Systems English - Reading, Writing, Speaking and Students who complete the course
• Electrical Systems Listening in a supportive environment. After successfully are able to progress on to an
• Braking Systems completion of this stage, employment could ESOL Level 1 or Level 2 Skills
• Transmission Systems be sought. for Life qualification or a Level 1 vocational
• Steering and Suspension Systems qualification. Successful students
• Wheel and Tyre Systems Course Duration will also have attained a level of English
• Body and Interior Cleaning. One year appropriate to seeking employment.
Students have access to well-equipped
engineering workshops and computer Course Content
facilities. Students will achieve an Edexcel Skills for
Life ESOL qualification at Entry 3,
completing units in Reading, Writing and
Speaking and Listening.

Qualifications/experience needed to join


the course
There are no formal entry qualifications
needed to join the course. Applicants will be
given an English assessment before the start
of the course and placed on to a course
Studies in engineering are also available as apprenticeships through our Chiltern Business Training appropriate to their level.
Department. If you would like further information on how to combine your studies with work then please call
our team on 01582 861607. Study Centre
Main Site, Kingsway, Dunstable

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