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Engineering

Pathways

Pathways are made up of courses focused on future careers or further education opportunities

Develop the knowledge and skills that are valued by employers in a way that isn't confined to the workshop.

Enhance your practical skills, learn how to problem-solve, and get to grips with state-of-the-art technology and machinery.

Career Prospects

There are a variety of jobs and career paths you can explore as part of your Engineering course. Many of our students have gone on to do roles such as:

  • Civil Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Safety Engineer
  • Chemical Engineer.

When studying with us you will be able to explore your options with our dedicated Industry Liaison Officer, who will empower you to get experience in relevant skills and careers. 

Our facilities are industry-standard and you will be able to hone your skills in our specialist Engineering workshops whilst getting to grips with cutting-edge machinery and CAD software.

All equipment that you learn with is standard of the Engineering industry and will give you a great head-start in your future education and work placements.

We are currently offering a T Level in Maintenance, Installation and Repair for Engineering and Manufacturing.

T Levels are a Level 3 qualification designed to give you a head start toward the future you want.

They follow GCSEs and are equivalent to 3 A Levels.

The 2-year T Level qualification brings classroom and work placements together on a course designed with employers and businesses.

You’ll spend 80% of your time in the classroom and 20% on a 45-day placement to give you the skills and knowledge employers are looking for.

Your T Level will help you to step straight into your chosen career, an apprenticeship or a degree.

Career Prospects

Example: Engineering technicians

 Annual pay
£24,440 - £58,760
Annual pay is per year, based on full-time employment and on the South East region.

Across the UK the workforce is projected to expand by 15% over the period to 2027, adding 12,870 jobs. In the same period, 49% of the workforce is projected to retire, creating 41,904 job openings.

Role description

Engineering technicians perform a variety of technical support functions to assist engineers with the design, development, operation, installation and maintenance of engineering systems and constructions.

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Are you?

16-18

Our entry requirements allow any student to apply enrol and progress in their studies with us to achieve their full potential.

You will apply for for your chosen pathway and at the interview you can discuss what entry criteria you need for each level.

Once you have your GCSEs we can ensure you are enrolled on the best level for you to progess and succeed at College.

Here is a list of entry criteria for this pathway:

This programme of study is designed to drive your progression toward advanced employment or apprenticeship opportunities.

Achievement at level 3 will have a positive impact upon your future earning potential and career options but it also unlocks further progression to Higher Education and Higher and Degree Apprenticeships.  These take you from advanced technician or skilled supervisory roles at Level 3 to management and chartered professional status as you continue through your studies to higher levels.

To study on this programme you will need the equivalent of 4 grade 3s including English at 3 and maths at 4.

This course provides time for you to gain vocational expertise in your chosen specialism and achieve your English and maths to grade 4 or an equivalent. Achievement at this level will have a positive impact upon your future opportunities and open up new choices for you, including skilled employment, apprenticeship, or progression to Level 3.

To study on this programme you will need the equivalent of 4 GCSEs grade 2 to 1 including Functional Skills English and maths Level 1 or above.

This programme of study is designed to accelerate progression toward advanced employment, higher study or apprenticeship opportunities if you are clear about your next steps and you have the explicit entry criteria to ensure your success.

Achievement at level 3 will have a positive impact upon your future earning potential and career options but it also unlocks progression to Higher Education and Higher and Degree Apprenticeships.  These take you from advanced technician or skilled supervisory roles at Level 3 to management and chartered professional status as you continue your studies to higher levels.

For a Level 3, including all T Level and A Level programmes of study, we require students to have the equivalent of 4 grade 4s including English at 4 and maths at 5 (or pass at level 2 where you will have developed a context of maths in the same/related subject).

In addition to the general entry criteria for T Levels and A Levels many individual subjects will also require students to have specific GCSE grades in specific subjects, and some will have a specified level of skill requirement as well as specific GCSE grade requirements. Please see the individual information regarding the requirements for each subject course.

What's next?

Step 1 - Apply

Once you apply, you will have an interview to discuss your chosen pathway

Step 2 - Interview

We will contact you with appropriate options for conducting your interview, either online or in person.

At your interview, we will discuss the entry requirements for each level and course. It is also your opportunity to make sure that the pathway meets your goals and ambitions.

Courses at Canterbury College

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Our advice and guidance team can be contacted to help you understand your next steps at College.

Courses at Canterbury College

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New Dover Road
Canterbury, Kent
CT1 3AJ

Telephone:
01227 811111