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Level 3 Engineering (GOLD) Apprenticeship NI

Level 3


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

Essential skills at level 2 in: ICT

This course comprises of a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing 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
  • Engineering Product Design and Manufacture
  • A Specialist Engineering Project
  • Modern Manufacturing Systems
  • Computer Aided Design in Engineering
  • Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems
  • Manufacturing Secondary Machining Processes
  • Fabrication Processes or 56 Robotics
  • Unit : MIG Welding
  • Unit : CSR (If Required)

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 suitable company.

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

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

Enniskillen (Tech & Skills)



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3 Year(s)



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