Are you fascinated by how things work? Do you enjoy using your mathematical and scientific knowledge? Do you want to improve the world around you?
If the answer to any of these is yes, then this Technical Baccalaureate in Engineering could be the perfect course for you.
It will build on the maths and science you have already studied, and develop your knowledge and skills in areas such as engineering materials, manufacturing, electronics, CAD design and project management.
Indeed, this programme is designed to provide the ideal foundation for whatever area of engineering you eventually choose to pursue.
Why choose Brock for Engineering Technical Baccalaureate Level 3 Extended Diploma?
At Brock we have excellent success rates on this course, which is largely down to our excellent teaching staff and industry-standard facilities
Furthermore, this programme is in the top 25% of courses nationally in terms of added value.
In fact, the Technical Baccalaureate in Engineering incorporates many more additional elements than comparable courses, such as the Extended Project Qualification, Level 3 Core Maths and four weeks work experience.
Teaching & learning
This general engineering course includes both mechanical and electronic units.
You will have to produce written assignments, but there will also be plenty of practical projects to engage you and help you understand the theory.
Importantly, you will have the opportunity to pursue a personal project in an area of particular interest to you. In addition, you will benefit from various fieldtrips, which will help to consolidate the work you have done at the College.
- Discover the world of engineering: from mechanical to civil, electrical/electronic to vehicle or aeronautical.
- Undertake four weeks work experience to compliment your formal studies.
- Study the design process and develop your design skills in a range of different projects, allowing you to bring your ideas to life.
- Learn about materials, processing and manufacturing methods used in industry.
- Learn to use computer aided design applications and use them to model and test your ideas.
- Acquire skills and knowledge in electronics, including circuit theory and designing and manufacturing your own printed circuit boards.
Minimum entry requirements
Four GCSEs at grade A*- C or grade 4 to include:
- Maths grade C (4)
- English grade C (4)
- Physics grade C or Science CC
What can I do with this qualification?
Whether you plan to study further at university or embark on an apprenticeship programme, this course will give you an excellent basis for a successful career in engineering.
Past students have found apprenticeship opportunities at places including: Ford Dagenham, Berthon Marine, Lymington Precision Engineers, BAE Systems, Network Rail and Exxon Mobil.
In terms of universities, past students have gone on to study at: Plymouth University, Brunel University, UWE (Bristol), Loughborough University, Bournemouth University, Coventry University and Swansea University.
I decided to leave the Isle of Wight to study at Brock because of its reputation for achieving good results. The Gifted & Talented programme, which is run through Brock by the University of Cambridge, helped me improve my application to Bristol University.
Overall A Level pass rate
Of students gained A* to B
Of students gained A* to C