This course will run for 16 evenings, with each session lasting for three hours.
This EAL assessment route covers the skills and knowledge you need to prove the competences required to set up and operate a computer aided drawing (CAD) system for producing detailed three-dimensional models for engineering activities.
It will prepare you for entry to the engineering or manufacturing sectors, creating a progression between education and employment. It also provides a basis for the development of additional skills and occupational competences in the working environment.
You need a GCSE profile at grade D or above.
You will be given a specific ‘model’ brief - or a request for a change/modification to a model - and will assess the requirements, extracting all necessary information to carry out the modelling operations.
You will need to select the appropriate equipment and modelling software to use, based on the type and complexity of the drawing functions to be carried out. You are expected to produce models in a 3D modelling environment and to print 2D and 3D prints or plots.
You will build your understanding of the safety precautions required when working with the computer modelling/drawing system. You are expected to demonstrate safe working practices throughout, and will understand the responsibility you owe to yourself and others in the workplace.
You will be assessed on your ability to work independently. Each assignment is assessed and has pass criteria.
You are also expected to complete knowledge questions related to the CAD industry as part of the assessment.
You can progress to a Level 3 CAD qualification.
You can advance your career in different strands of the design industry.
At the age of 16, Grace Draper decided to apply for an apprenticeship at Rolls-Royce rather than go on to do A-levels. She’s not looked back since.
She has excelled while gaining on-the-job experience with the company and during her training at Derby College, where she has achieved Distinction standards. Now she is set to take her qualifications further with a foundation degree at the College, sponsored by Rolls-Royce.
Such has been Grace’s success that she was highly commended in the Manufacturing and Engineering Apprenticeship category of our 2014 Peak Awards. Judges described her as a ‘model learner’ and praised her collaborative work on projects, where she demonstrated the team skills and personal attributes which are vital in today’s engineering industry.
An apprenticeship at Rolls- Royce is the best of both worlds. We get to work in all sorts of areas of the company, earning while we’re learning. Having completed my first two years of the apprenticeship, I’m looking forward to starting the foundation degree.