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The course supports the skills and knowledge development requirements for access into the engineering working environment and contains 4 components: -
1. Engineering Qualifications
2. Essential Skills at an appropriate level in:
3. Digital Skills
4. Transferable Skills
The course supports learner skills and knowledge development for the following pathways: Maintenance Technology; Fabrication and Welding Technology; Electrical and Electronics Technology, Technical Support.
You will learn a wide range of vocational skills including, CAD, welding and machining, whilst developing problem solving, communication and time-management skills working in small teams through practical engineering projects
Producing Platework Components and Assemblies
Preparing and Using MIG Welding equipment
Essential Skills and Broader transversal skills in preparation and to support working in an engineering environment.
Applicants will be required to hold a minimum of a Level 1 qualification, or 4 GCSEs at grades G or above including Math's grade D & English grade E.
The minimum age requirement for this qualification is 16 plus.
The Mandatory units are assessed by an online multiple-choice assessment. The practical units are assessed by short answer question papers and practical tasks completed in the college workshops.
Students on a Traineeship can migrate to a Level 2 Apprenticeship when they secure an employer.
On Completion you can progress to a Level 3 Apprenticeship in Engineering in the following disciplines:
Alternatively, you may wish to undertake a full time Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering.
Additional units can be undertaken to support company/job requirements.
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