The Diploma is a new qualification that can be taken at school or college.
There are up to 10 subjects to choose from in September 2009 in
different areas of the country. By 2011, there will be 17 subjects in
total. Cogent is currently involved in the development of 3 lines of
Manufacturing and Product Design
Diploma in Engineering
For the Diploma in engineering your course will look at 3 main areas:
- The engineered world: Looks at the importance of engineering in the modern world and the impact engineering has on the way we live our lives
- Discovering engineering technology: Introduces basic engineering principles such as design, materials, electronics systems, maintenance and manufacturing
- Engineering the future: Looks at what makes innovations succeed, how new materials contribute to design and how to develop and launch new ideas
If you're doing a Higher or Advanced Diploma, you'll be looking at
the same themes but exploring them in more detail and in different
practical ways. Like how engineering businesses operate and the
processes involved, as well as science and maths disciplines. You'll
also learn how to use technology, programs like Computer Aided Design,
to produce scaled models.
At Advanced Level you will look at these themes in more depth plus
a new one: Analytic Methods in Engineering. This is about understanding
and applying mathematical and scientific principles in engineering
analysis, design and problem solving.
For more information visit www.engineeringdiploma.com.
Diploma in Manufacturing and Product Design
For the Diploma in manufacturing and product design your course will look at 3 main areas:
You’ll have the opportunity to cover five sub-sectors: food and
drink; textiles and apparel; processing; chemicals, polymers and
pharmaceuticals; and engineering materials.
- Product design and science: Considers the process of manufacturing a product, from the purchasing of raw materials to the sale of the finished product
- Business and enterprise: Provides an introduction to manufacturing as a business
- Production systems: Gives an insight into the skills, techniques and processes to turn your ideas into reality.
If you’re doing a Higher or Advanced Diploma, you’ll look at the
same themes but in more detail. Like product design and development,
how a manufacturing business is structured and how it uses financial
records, plus how to work efficiently when manufacturing a product.
For more information visit www.manufacturingdiploma.co.uk.
For further information regarding either the Diploma in Engineering or the Diploma in Manufacturing and Product Design contact Ian Moores
Diploma in Science
A consortium of SSCs is currently developing the new Diploma in Science, which is to be delivered in schools by 2011.
This Diploma is aimed at ensuring that science will captivate new learners, will teach science in relevant and stimulating contexts, and give young people the knowledge and skills they need to pursue higher-level study of science, or entry to science-related employment. As part of this, Cogent is leading on the engagement of with Higher Education, and will be involved in the qualification development for the Diploma.
Developed to meet the needs of universities and businesses,
Diplomas will secure a fully-rounded education for all young people at
all levels of ability. They will combine in-depth theoretical and
practical study of specific subject areas, a strong focus on English,
Maths and ICT skills and opportunities to apply their learning in
work-related contexts. Diploma students will also be able to
communicate and analyse data at the highest levels, while at the same
time developing a broader set of personal skills and attitudes that
businesses and universities require: the ability to learn
independently, think creatively, solve complex problems, manage time
effectively, show determination and resilience and work with others.
For more information visit www.sciencediploma.co.uk