The world of engineering is dynamic, fast-paced, ever-evolving, and intrinsic to the productivity, efficiency, and advancement of every industry on the planet. That is why highly skilled, well-trained, and qualified Engineers and Technicians are constantly sought-after by employers around the globe.
This one-year Level 4 qualification in Engineering is an advanced, technical qualification co-developed with London South Bank University and employers, delivered in a supportive Technical College environment with contemporary state of the art facilities.
You will get to perform experiments with real-world applications, using industry-standard equipment, and be taught how to scientifically analyse your results. By the end of the course, you will be equipped with the analytical skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to progress your career or study in this area. You will also undertake industry related enrichment visits and experiences to enhance your learning experience.
This immersive and hands-on course will teach you a wide range of technical knowledge, tied to practical engineering skills, gained in research, self-study, directed study and workplace activities.
Through the study of core units, you will develop the essential and fundamental knowledge, skills, and techniques that all engineers require - irrespective of future specialism- and by selecting a set of focussed study units, you will be able to build a body of specialist knowledge, skills, and techniques to be successful in a range of careers in engineering, at the Technician or Engineer level.
Visits to local projects and workplaces are integrated within the course, and students will be able to access some of London South Bank University’s specialist facilities and benefit from the expertise of the University lecturers via master classes and other activities, whilst studying in small groups in a supportive College environment.
Gaining this industry-led qualification not only provides you with a direct route to Higher Education, including direct entry to the second year of London South Bank University’s Mechanical Engineering Bachelor of Engineering degree, but also equips you with the specialised scientific knowledge and skills needed to fast-track your career as an engineer.
Please note: this course is subject to final awarding body approval and validation. Please apply as normal. For more information contact Lambeth College.
Study this course at the new London South Bank Technical College (LSBTC) in Nine Elms, London’s buzzing Zone 1.
Bringing together students, apprentices, employers, industry experts and teachers, this new technical college offers work-based education for students, designed in partnership with businesses across London.
You will be taught in a realistic work environment with access to industry-driven workshops and digital learning spaces. It is hands-on learning, where other students become your co-workers on team-based projects.
5 GCSE qualifications at grade A*-C or 9-4 (to include, science, Maths and English)
One A Level either in maths, physics, or engineering with grade C or above,
BTEC Level 3 Diploma with MP grade or a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma with MPP grade in an Engineering plus the unit: Maths for Engineering Technicians at grade merit or above or international equivalent of the above (UK NARIC equivalent qualification)
All students who do not speak English as a first language and who have not undertaken their final two years of schooling in English, must demonstrate capability in English at a standard equivalent to IELTS 5.5; Reading and Writing must be at 5.5 or equivalent.
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Missing English and Maths qualifications?
If you do not have the required English and Maths qualifications needed to satisfy the entry requirements for this programme, we have courses available at our partner College that you can take to upskill in these areas. Find out more at Southbank College site.
The course offers students a broad introduction to engineering at degree-level study via mandatory core units, while allowing for the acquisition of specialist skills and experience through specialist engineering units. Students will gain a wide range of sector knowledge tied to practical skills gained in evidence-based practice, personal research, self-study, directed study and workplace learning and experience.
You will study four core units:
· Unit 1: Engineering Design
· Unit 2: Engineering Maths
· Unit 3: Engineering Science
· Unit 4: Managing a Professional Engineering Project
And four specialised units that you select from an extensive list. These could include:
· Materials, Properties and Testing
· Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Heat Engines
· Fluid Mechanics
· Computer Aided Design (CAD) for Engineering
This course could lead to direct employment in a variety of engineering-related industries and roles, including Maintenance Engineer, Engineering Maintenance Technician, Production Engineer, Design Engineer, Project Engineering; or give you the opportunity to progress straight to Higher Education.
After successfully passing the Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Engineering (General Engineering), you may wish to consider progressing to Higher Education, including direct entry to the second year of London South Bank University’s Mechanical Engineering Bachelor of Engineering degree. You may also consider another of London South Bank University’s degree courses (additional qualifications may be required):
Teaching and Assessment
Assessment is continuous throughout the course, with a combination of written assignments, practical tasks, design projects, presentations, and time-constraint assignments and exams.
The assessment is criterion-referenced, and all units will be individually graded as ‘pass,’ ‘merit’ or ‘distinction.’
Both oral and written feedback will be provided during your course to help improve and monitor performance.