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The course supports the skills and knowledge development requirements for access into the engineering working environment and contains 3 components:
Engineering qualifications (Combined)
Additional Units including:
Essential skills at an appropriate level in:
The course supports learner skills and knowledge development for the following pathways:
You will learn a wide range of vocational areas including robotics, CAD, welding and machining, whilst developing problem solving, communication and time-management skills working in small teams, and practical engineering projects.
Optional units can be undertaken to support company/job requirements e.g. joining and fitting units related to the Public Service Vehicle or Industrial Coatings.
The Mandatory units are assessed by an online multiple-choice assessment and portfolio tasks. The practical units are assessed by short answer question assignment tasks and practical tasks completed in the college workshops.
Additional Units-are assessed through portfolio assessments and practical tasks.
Progression to Fast Track Level 3 for the following pathways:
Further post Level 3 progression pathways are:
BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Engineering (General Engineering) - RQF
Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Engineering (Advanced Technician in Engineering - Maintenance) (HLA)
Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Engineering (Advanced Technician in Engineering - Advanced Manufacture) (HLA)
and then progression to:
Ulster University FdEng Engineering with Specialisms (Manufacturing Engineering) HLA (Dungannon Campus)
Ulster University FdEng Engineering with Specialisms (Mechatronics) HLA (Omagh Campus)
1.5 years (Fast Track)
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Engineering Manufacturing Skills Academy - Apprenticeship NI
Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Engineering (Advanced Technical)