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You can specialise in either Mechanical Engineering or Fabrication and Welding on this apprenticeship. It combines employment with training: you will gain practical skills and business improvement techniques in the workplace, supported by study at the College.
For a Level 3 qualification, you will need to have completed the Level 2 NVQ and Technical Certificate programme. You will require an interview before enrolment on this course. In addition to having Level 2 literacy and numeracy qualifications, you will need to be well motivated and self-disciplined.
The programme consists of an NVQ Level 3 in Mechanical Engineering or Fabrication and Welding in the workplace, plus a Technical Certificate at College. You will also need to complete Functional Skills in ICT.
The course content will be determined by the specific NVQ and Technical Certificate you are taking.
How will I be assessed?
Internal assessments take the form of practical and knowledge exercises and there is one external multi-choice exam for the Technical Certificate. The NVQ3 is assessed at the workplace, with no formal exam but underpinning questions.
Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?
If you are over 19 years of age, employer contributions towards your training will be required. You will also need safety equipment – overalls and boots – in line with College requirements.
What can I do after this course?
The progression route is through a HNC or a Foundation Degree in your chosen area. We offer a route through a BTEC Subsidiary Diploma which provides you with the necessary level of maths and science for academic progression.
With this qualification, you can take on more responsibility and potentially move into supervisory positions at work, whether you are specialising in a mechanical, manufacturing or fabrication and welding role.
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