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 /
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
The College
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
First Aid
 Any
first aid needed to be reported to any
member of the department staff who will
call a first aider.
 Or
go to reception and they will call a first
Fire and Bomb Alarm
 If
the first alarm sounds you need to leave
the build and got to fire muster point B
 If
the Bomb alarm sounds you need to
leave the build and got to fire muster point
B taking all the belongings with you.
 The
 No
college has a NO SMOKING policy
smoking is permitted on site and you
are required to leave the college campus
The Course
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
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.
 Timetabled
days will be on:
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.
Important Note
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
Observed and checked workshop tests
Formal written tests
If you miss your deadline the most you will achieve is a pass for that
Overall Grade
points for a Pass
 6 points for a Merit
 7 points for a Distinction
1300 - 1339
1340 – 1379
1380 - 1419
1420 - 1459
1460 - 1499
1500 -1529
1530 – 1559
1560 – 1589
1590 and above
 After
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
 You
should have completed your learner
journeys and signed to say you have read
the appeals procedure.
 You
will have an individual tutorial with
one of the course team to discuss your
progress and set SMART targets for you
to achieve.
 Tutorials
will be one every 6 weeks.
 Vandalism/stealing
 Anyone
is not tolerated
caught vandalizing/stealing
equipment will be removed from the
 Your
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.
 You
can also contact companies yourself
to see if their have any vacancies.

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