Robotics and Automation (PLA)

L3 Level 3
Part Time
12 September 2022 — 2 February 2023
International Centre for Aerospace
This course is available at other locations or at different start dates/levels.
PLA: This course is free for employed adults eligible for a Personal Learning Account (PLA). To see if you could be eligible for a PLA go to www.cavc.ac.uk/PartTimeFunding - For a full list of PLA courses go to www.cavc.ac.uk/PLA

About this course

This course covers the knowledge, understanding and practical skills involved with robotics and automation with a manufacturing environment.

This course is aimed at learners who wish to understand robotic and automation engineering.

Already work within the industry? This course is also suitable for technicians and engineers who already work within the manufacturing industry who wish to enhance or re-confirm their skills and understanding of robotic and automation engineering.

This course can enable progression to further study, such as technical courses at level 4. It will also enhance the career prospects of learners working within the industry.

This FREE course is only available to adults that are eligible for a Personal Learning Account (PLA). Personal Learning Accounts, funded by the Welsh Government, are available to employed adults living in Wales that wish to develop skills to progress or change career. 
Find out if you're eligible today.

What you will study

This course comprises of a series of units which cover the knowledge and skills of robotic and automation engineering including:

  • Programmable logic control
  • Maintenance of automation
  • Fault finding and diagnosis
  • Robot processes and functions, Automated control systems
  • Machine software design principles
  • Robot programming
  • Simulation engineering
  • Process optimisation.

There is an additional unit covering innovation in automation.

Course fee per year

Course Fee: £0.00

Entry requirements

Learners must be at least 16 years old. There are no formal entry requirements for this course. However, learners must have the potential to achieve all aspects of the course. In particular, learners should be able to demonstrate that they have the minimum levels of literacy and numeracy required to comply with the health and safety aspects of the scheme, the completion of the learning outcomes, and the assessments.

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18.
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities.
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect.
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice.
  • Course fees are subject to change. Your fee will be confirmed prior to enrolment.
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  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers.
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
Key information

Start date

12 September 2022

End date

2 February 2023

Time of day

Day Time

Part Time

16 hours per week

Location

International Centre for Aerospace
Maps & directions
PLA: This course is free for employed adults eligible for a Personal Learning Account (PLA). To see if you could be eligible for a PLA go to www.cavc.ac.uk/PartTimeFunding - For a full list of PLA courses go to www.cavc.ac.uk/PLA

Course code

AERH3P12
L3

Qualification

EAL Level 3 Certificate in Robotics and Automation

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Career prospects & further study

Upon successful completion of this course, you can progress into a career as a Manufacturing Engineer.

This course can enable progression to further study, such as technical courses at level 4. It will also enhance the career prospects of learners working within the industry.

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International Centre for Aerospace
International Centre for Aerospace

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