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Level 3 Engineering Apprenticeship

Level 3
Part-Time
22/23
PENG3
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Overview

The Level 3 Engineering Apprenticeship will provide learners with a range of technical skills and knowledge enabling them to either gain employment or progress into further training within the Manufacturing or Maintenance Engineering sector. Although learners are likely to have already completed a Level 2 Certificate or Diploma in Engineering, they can progress directly into the Level 3 qualification.

The qualification includes mandatory and optional units, allowing learners to specialise in one of a number of engineering disciplines. Those available at South West College include Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering, Welding and Fabrication, and Maintenance, Installation and Commissioning.

The following pathways are available on the Level 3 Apprenticeship Programme:

1. Maintenance Engineering

  • Maintenance technology
  • Hydraulics, pneumatics
  • Electrical Maintenance
  • PLC programming)
  • Mechatronics

2. Fabrication and Welding

  • MIG and MMA welding (with Coded welding options)
  • Producing Plate work assemblies
  • Thermal and Plasma cutting
  • Drilling, folding and sawing operations

3. Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering

  • Setting centre lathe and milling machines
  • Using centre lathe and milling machines
  • Principles of Mechanical Manufacturing
  • Fitting and Assembly

4. Technical Support

  • Producing Engineering Drawings/Models using 3D Computer Aided Techniques

Essential Skills and Broader transferable skills to support working in an engineering environment.


  • Unit : Programmable Logic Control
  • Unit : Centre Lathe and Milling Operations
  • Unit : CNC Programming and Operation
  • Unit : Fluid Power (Hydraulics and Pneumatics)
  • Unit : PLC Programming
  • Unit : Mechatronics
  • Unit : Preventive Maintenance Techniques
  • Unit : Full Diagnosis
  • Unit : Plate Work Fabrication
  • Unit : MIG, MMA or TIG Welding
  • Unit : Maintaining Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems
  • Unit : Power Control Engineering
  • Unit : Testing
  • Unit : CAD

All candidates will require a participating employer.

Candidates will usually require a related Level 2 qualification and Essential Skills Numeracy and Literacy at Level 1 or above.

Adult entrants will be considered if they have appropriate prior learning and experience.

Achievement of this qualification will be assessed via a combination of knowledge testing in the format of multiple choice questions under exam conditions and practical assessments. Practical assessments will be assessed on work based evidence and direct observation in the workplace.

You will be required to complete Essential Skills in Literacy, Numeracy and ICT if you do not have a GCSE grade C or Level 2 Essential Skills in English, Maths and Information Technology. Optional units can be undertaken to support the pathway chosen and company/job requirements.

3 Available Sessions

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

Dungannon

Part-Time

P3783DP10A

Session Code

2 Year(s)

Duration

Apprenticeships

Mode of Study

6.75

Hours per Week

34

Number of Weeks

Interview Required

22/23

Academic Year

05/09/2022

Start Date

Subject to Timetable

Day/s

Total Full Fee N/A

Total Concessionary Fee N/A

Full Fee Breakdown

**Concession Fee Breakdown

Fees Payable Each Year

**Am I eligible for concessionary fees?

Enniskillen (Tech & Skills)

Part-Time

P3783EP10A

Session Code

2 Year(s)

Duration

Apprenticeships

Mode of Study

6.75

Hours per Week

34

Number of Weeks

Interview Required

22/23

Academic Year

05/09/2022

Start Date

Subject to Timetable

Day/s

Total Full Fee N/A

Total Concessionary Fee N/A

Full Fee Breakdown

**Concession Fee Breakdown

Fees Payable Each Year

**Am I eligible for concessionary fees?

Omagh

Part-Time

P3783OP10A

Session Code

2 Year(s)

Duration

Apprenticeships

Mode of Study

6.75

Hours per Week

34

Number of Weeks

Interview Required

22/23

Academic Year

05/09/2022

Start Date

Subject to Timetable

Day/s

Total Full Fee N/A

Total Concessionary Fee N/A

Full Fee Breakdown

**Concession Fee Breakdown

Fees Payable Each Year

**Am I eligible for concessionary fees?

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