Is this course right for me?

The programme is useful if you're looking to progress directly to a career in Maintenance, Operations, Design, Production Engineering or Technical Services. Alternatively, the course will also allow you go to study Higher Level courses in Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering or Production Engineering.

The course is practical and work-related, and you will learn by completing projects and assignments based on realistic workplace situations. The qualification is valued by both employers and universities, and will prepare you for both professional and educational progress.

Entry requirements:

  • 4 GCSEs at grade C or above, including GCSE Mathematics and English or Welsh (1st Language) at grade C
  • or
  • Level 2 Diploma pass in a relevant subject
  • Attendance at an interview

Delivery:

The programme will be delivered through a blend of the following:

  • practical workshop sessions
  • classroom sessions
  • student centred work
  • demonstrations
  • discussions
  • tutorials
  • work experience
  • virtual learning environment (MOODLE).

Assessment:

The programme will be assessed through a blend of the following:

  • time constrained assignment
  • ongoing observation
  • assessment of your practical work, - multiple-choice tests
  • written controlled assessments

Progression:

The programme is widely accepted by Universities. You could progress onto a number of programmes at Grwp Llandrillo Menai including:

  • HNC in General Engineering
  • HNC / HND Mechanical Technology
  • HNC / HND Electrical and Electronic Technology

University degrees might include: Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering or Power Engineering.

Apprenticeships and Higher Apprenticeships are also an attractive option if you are looking for employment in the local area or with larger national companies.

Additional campus/course information:

  • Rhos-on-Sea

    The Technology Innovation Centre at the Rhos-on-Sea Campus provides state-of-the-art facilities including Rapid Prototyping, Robotics and CNC machining. You will develop much sought-after skills to prepare you for further, more specialist study or an exciting and rewarding career.