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Liskeard Sixth Form Alumni Samuel Richards

Building a network of former students for Liskeard School & Community College

Liskeard School & Community College is currently working with the charity Future First to help reconnect with our former students.  The vision is that our school should be supported by a thriving, engaged alumni community.

Alumni can offer us support in several ways, including as career role models, work experience providers, mentors, governors and even fundraisers or donors.

Whether former students have gone on to be graphic designers, sports coaches or surgeons, we want current students to understand the different options that are out there for them.  Very simply: if former students can do it, so can they.

To help make sure that all former students know they can reconnect with us, we are sending this letter out to parents/carers of this year’s leavers to request you ask your child to sign up to our alumni network so we can keep in touch, on the following link: https://networks.futurefirst.org.uk/student/liskeard

In addition, we are also looking for older past pupils to keep in touch too!  If you, any of your older children, friends or neighbours are former students of the school, please do pass on the following link as we’d love to find out where our former students have gone on to: https://networks.futurefirst.org.uk/former-student/liskeard  

If you would also like to find out more information directly from Future First, you can contact our Alumni Officer Rhiannon, on rhiannon@futurefirst.org.uk.

The BTEC in Engineering has been designed to give learners the underpinning knowledge and specific skills required to meet the needs of modern engineering industries.

This course consists of both practical work and engineering theory and is therefore ideal preparation for employment, the Armed Forces or further progression to higher level courses. It is equally valuable to those undertaking other A level courses who wish to supplement their theoretical knowledge with practical skills.

The qualification provides opportunities for learners who intend progressing into senior technician roles as well as for those who are not yet based in industry and wish to gain a sound understanding of engineering processes and principles.

This course is delivered ‘off site at Liskeard School’s appropriately named ‘Engineering and Construction Skills Centre’ at Moorswater Industrial Estate. The centre boasts industrial standard workshop facilities and equipment, with a dedicated IT suite and separate classroom.

 

COURSE CONTENT

The BTEC level 3 Certificate in Engineering is the equivalent to one AS level.

Subject units include:

  1. Health and Safety in the Engineering Workplace

This unit will provide learners with an understanding of the key features of health and safety legislation and regulations and how these are applied to Engineering workshops to ensure safe working conditions.

  1. Engineering Secondary and Finishing Techniques

This unit gives learners the opportunity to explore some of the specialist techniques found primarily in Mechanical Engineering / Manfacturing that are used to machine or finish complicated shapes. Topics include the following:

  • Turning, milling, boring, grinding, presswork, health and safety, materials and kinematics
  • Electro discharge, Broaching, Honing and lapping
  • Heat treatment processes for ferrous metals and assembly techniques.
  • Hot processes, anodising and plating methods.
  1. Fabrication Processes and Technology

This unit will develop learners knowledge of the processes used to safely measure, mark out, cut, form and assemble fabricated structures using sheet metal. Topics covered will include:

  • Learning about health and safety legislation, regulations and safe working practices in the fabrication industry
  • Knowing about and using the processes intended to mark out and prepare materials to produce fabricated structures
  • Learn how materials are formed and assembled to produce fabricated structures
  • Gain experience of interpreting the specification of a fabricated structure and plan and carry out its manufacture

 

METHOD OF STUDY

Students will attend our Engineering Skills Centre where they will be encouraged to utilise the centre’s facilities, to develop their understanding of the subject, relate this understanding through the use of IT and put that theory into practice. When appropriate, organised site visits to Engineering establishments relevant to the area of study will be arranged.

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Either a minimum of four GCSE’s at grade C or above, to include Maths and Science or a Merit in BTEC Level 2 in Engineering or Vehicle Technology and C/D grades in Maths and Science.

Also students must show a commitment to developing practical skills.

Please Note: All students will have an interview with the Department (which may include a practical task) to determine suitability.

 

CAREER AND PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES

The Level 3 BTEC Certificate in Engineering offers progression within employment and to other related qualifications such as the Level 4 BTEC in Engineering, NVQ’s in Engineering or Advanced Apprenticeship or Higher Apprenticeship in Engineering.

The qualification Employment opportunities may exist in the following job roles:

  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineering Technician
  • Production Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electrical /Electronic Engineering Technician
  • Electrician
  • Electronics Engineer
  • Engineering Maintenance Fitter/Technician

 

FURTHER ADVICE AND INFORMATION

Mr T Hatton

Mr R Meier

 

UCAS

You can view information, apply and download useful information from the UCAS website.

 

Student Finance England

For more information about funding for University education you can visit the Student Finance England website or click the links below:

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How Students Apply

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We welcome applications from students who attend other schools or colleges. To apply simply download the application form and return it to:

Sixth Form, Liskeard School & Community College, Luxstowe, Liskeard, Cornwall, PL14 3EA.

If you have any questions please contact us on 01579 325733 or contact us using the contact form on this website. You can also browse our courses on the Sixth Form Course List page or view the prospectus and prospectus insert for more information and an FAQ.

Once applications are received they will be processed and you will be invited to a short interview to assess your eligibility. Acceptance to Sixth Form will be confirmed to you in writing.

Many thanks for your interest in Liskeard Sixth Form.

 

APPLICATION FORM

 

 

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Contact

Head Teacher: Mr Alex Lingard

Liskeard School & Community College
Luxstowe
Liskeard
Cornwall
PL14 3EA

How to find us

Tel: +44(0)1579 342344

School Attendance Line (24 hours): +44(0)1579 325730

Fax: +44(0)1579 343350

Email: enquiries@liskeard.cornwall.sch.uk

 

 

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