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Level 3 Engineering Academy Apprenticeship NI

Level 3
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Welcome to the Level 3 Engineering Academy Apprenticeship, a dynamic program designed to cultivate the skills and expertise necessary for a thriving career in the cutting-edge field of advanced manufacturing. This comprehensive apprenticeship focuses on developing proficiency in skills relevant to the advanced manufacturing industry such as:

  • Foundational Principles of Advanced Manufacturing
  • Safety Protocols in Advanced Manufacturing Environments
  • Mechanical and Electrical Systems and Components
  • Automation, Robotics and Control Systems
  • Advanced Power Systems, Fabrication and Welding
  • Maintenance Techniques

As a participant, you will embark on a transformative learning journey that combines theoretical knowledge with hands-on experience, preparing you for a rewarding and impactful role in the world of advanced manufacturing.

The course supports the skills and knowledge development requirements for technician access into the engineering working environment and contains 3 components:

Engineering qualifications (Combined)

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations
  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in an Engineering Pathway
  • Pearson’s BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering

  • MIG Welding
  • TIG Welding
  • Level 3 Award in the Requirements of Electrical Installation (18th Edition)
  • Essential skills at level 2 in: ICT

This course comprises of a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering alongside both NVQ Level 2 and NVQ Level 3 qualifications. This is designed to equip individuals with knowledge, understanding and practical skills required for success in a range of technical manufacturing roles including the Screening, Crushing, Washing and Recycling industries.

Year One

  • Engineering Principles
  • Delivery of Engineering Processes Safely as a Team
  • Applied Commercial and Quality Principles in Engineering
  • A Specialist Engineering Project
  • Engineering Product Design and Manufacture
  • Electrical Installation of Hardware and Cables and Wiring
  • Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems
  • Manufacturing Secondary Machining Processes including Bench Fitting and Machining
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Maintenance of Mechanical Systems

Year Two

  • CAD (Solidworks)
  • CSR
  • CNC
  • Robotics
  • MIG Welding
  • TIG Welding
  • Level 3 Award in the Requirements of Electrical Installation (18th Edition)

6 GCSEs at grades A* - C including English and preferably Grade B in Mathematics or equivalent.

Entry is also subject to:

  • Successful interview
  • Aptitude test
  • Gaining employment with a suitable company. Employment is at the discretion of the employer who may have specific expectations in terms of medical/physical requirements. In particular, it is recommended that you visit an optician for a colour deficiency test, the result of which may determine your ability to do the job.

There are two separate assessment methods throughout the course. The academic BTEC assessments are 100% coursework based and will primarily be carried out by the use of projects and assignments throughout the duration of the course. These will offer opportunities to achieve Pass, Merit, and Distinction criteria, and will be tracked though the year to form one final grade for each unit, and an end of year grade for the overall course. The more practical NVQ element of the course will be assessed in college at Level 2 and from ‘work based visits’ where by you achieve the qualification by producing evidence of the work you are doing on your placement to satisfy pre-determined criteria at Level 3.

The program of study supports the following sample of vocational pathways: -

  • Design Engineer
  • Service Engineer
  • Process engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Fabrication and Welding Engineer
  • Test Engineer

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*The fees quoted are per annum and are payable for each year of the course’s duration.

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