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Engineering - Apprenticeship Level 3

Start Date: 4th September 2023
Code: PWFM01693

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Duration: 2 Years Full-time
Start date: 4th September 2023
End date: 20th June 2025

Attendance at an information session is required.

Course fee: FREE (Eligibility criteria may apply)

Course Content

You will study a range of engineering based subjects which are aimed at providing a broad understanding of both electrical and mechanical engineering.

Subjects, such as CAD, secondary machining, robotics, electrical circuits and microprocessors, are backed up with theoretical principles of mechanical and electrical engineering and mathematics. Every effort is made to ensure a good mix of practical and theoretical study; however, the topics described herein are subject to change without notice.

Special Features

  • You will study a level 2 NVQ and a Level 3 Diploma in Engineering in Year 1.  In Year 2 you will study a Level 3 NVQ and year 2 of the Level 3 Diploma in Engineering.
  • You will be required to attend the college for 2 days per week in year 1 and 1 day per week in year 2. The remainder of your working time will be spent in employment.
  • The industrial link provided by the apprenticeship route is an excellent method of gaining access to the work experience required to enter industry while simultaneously attaining a recognised qualification.

Assessment Methods

Assessment is a mixture of on-site work-based assessment, in-college coursework assessment and external examination.

Applicants require 5 GCSEs at C or better. This must include a B in maths. You must also be engaged with an employer who is willing to support you with an apprenticeship.

Many apprenticeship candidates go on to continued employment with their apprenticeship employer. Others move within industry, leveraging their new qualifications and industrial experience.

Successful candidates who wish to continue along the academic route are afforded access to the Foundation Degree or Higher Level Apprenticeship programmes, offered by Further Education Colleges across the UK. This may be used as a stand-a-lone qualification or used as access to a University Degree.

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This course is also available in other NRC campuses.

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All full-time students at Northern Regional College have the opportunity to improve their English, Maths and ICT skills and gain qualifications. The qualification you take will depend on the qualification you already have. If you do not have a grade C or above in GCSE English, Maths or ICT, you MUST complete Essential Skills; this will form a compulsory part of your timetable. If you are planning to go on to further study (for example university), please check if a GCSE qualification (rather than Essential Skills Level 2 equivalent) is required. For those who have a GCSE grade D in Maths or English, we offer a GCSE fast-track course.

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