Engineering (Electrical & Mechanical) - Training
Start Date: 1st September 2020
Code: C01363 FLF1A
- Further Education
- Ballymena (Farm Lodge)
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Duration: 2 Years Full-time
Start date: 1st September 2020
End date: 24th June 2022
Information Event: Y
What is Training for Success?
Training for Success is all about giving you the tools and the confidence to find work. It focuses on the extra learning you may need and like an apprenticeship the trainee spends most of their time with an employer – on work placement typically three days per week. The rest of the week is spent at college working towards qualifications. The scheme is funded by the Department for the Economy. Your qualification on entry will determine whether you can join at level 1 or Level 2.
Unlike apprenticeships, those completing a Training for Success course are not paid by the employer providing their work placement. Instead, they receive travel expenses and a weekly Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA) of £40 which is not means-tested and bonus payments of up to £360 over two years.
At the College our training support officers will help you find your work placement. We secure placements for around 98% of trainees.
Details and Restrictions
Those on the scheme must be 16 or 17-years-old
Young people with a disability are eligible up to 22-years-old and those from an in-care background up to 24-years-old
What is an Apprenticeship?
As an apprenticeship you are employed as full-time members of staff and typically work for an employer four days a week. One day a week is spent at college, studying for nationally-recognised qualifications in the same profession as the apprenticeship.
- You must find your own employer
- Some employers may require GCSEs on entry
- It might be possible to do an apprenticeship with a current employer
- You work all year round, but your College classes run from September to July
- Employers pay for the day the apprentice is in college, meaning you will receive a full-time wage at least in accordance with the national minimum wage
Details and restrictions
- Apprentices must be aged 16 or above. Restrictions apply for those over 25.
- Employers must be based in Northern Ireland
- ApprenticeshipsNI 2017 is part-funded through the Northern Ireland European Social Fund (ESF) and the Department for the Economy (DfE)
Electrical Engineering may be offered under both the Training for Success and Apprenticeship scheme. Once you apply we will help you to choose the right level that suits you.
The electrical engineering course covers a wide range of subjects including engineering fundamentals, electrical engineering, health and safety, organisational efficiency and improvement, electrical panel wiring, electrical power and electrical testing.
- Working in engineering
- Principles of engineering technology
- Principles of electrical and electronics technology
- Maintaining electrical wiring support systems
- Maintaining electrical equipment and systems
- Wiring and testing electrical circuits
- Constructing, testing and fault finding electronic circuits
- Maintaining electrical wiring support systems
Will I complete a work placement? The College is committed to ensuring that all trainees benefit from the opportunity to undertake work placement through Training for Success programmes.
What will I gain?
- National recognised qualification.
- Good practical skills.
- An awareness of safety issues especially when working at heights and carrying loads.
- The ability to work as part of a team.
- City & Guilds Essential Skills in Numeracy, Literacy & ICT (If applicable) City & Guilds Employability Award City & Guilds Personal & Social Skills Award
- Access to the Digital Learning Environment (DLE)
Employer presentations, Industrial Site Visits and Skills Compeitions. Bonus Payments - you will receive 160 in Year 1 and 200 in Year 2.
Continuous assessment throughout the course of practical workshop and theory tasks. Online multiple choice, assignment and written exam. This will be presented as a portfolio of evidence.
Level 1 Skills for Work
You must have attained the minimum school leaving age of 16 (up to 22 yrs for those who require additional support and 24 yrs for those in care) and be unemployed. And meet the GCSE entry criteria for Skills for Work Level 1.
Level 2 Skills for Work
You must have attained the minimum school leaving age of 16 (up to 22 yrs for those who require additional support and 24 yrs for those in care) and be unemployed and meet the GCSE entrance criteria for Skills for Work Level 2.
ApprenticeshipsNI Level 2/Level 3
To be eligible to enter ApprenticeshipsNI programmes Level 2/Level 3 Apprenticeship provision, an unemployed person must: have attained the minimum school leaving age of 16; have or be about to take up permanent paid employment with a Northern Ireland-based company and be contracted to work a minimum of 21 hours per week (including day release/ off- the-job training) with one employer; have the potential to successfully complete all the requirements of the appropriate Level 2/Level 3 Apprenticeship Framework; meet any health requirements (eg colour vision) specific to the occupation of their choice; have achieved any necessary entry academic qualifications (eg GCSE) determined by the relevant sector for the apprenticeship and approved by the Department for Employment and Learning; and pass any entry tests specified by the relevant sector/employer and approved by the Department for Employment and Learning.
In addition if you are an existing employer you must: Be in permanent remunerative employment with a Northern Ireland-based company from day one of the apprenticeship; be contracted to work a minimum of 21 hours per week (including day release/off-the-job training) with one employer; and meet all the other eligibility criteria as set out above.
Achievement of the Level 2 Diploma in Engineering could lead to employment within the Engineering Industry with the possible opportunity to achieve an ApprenticeshipsNI Level 2. NB: Progression to ApprenticeshipsNI requires paid employment and will depend upon grades achieved and satisfactory progress reviews.
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