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Level 3 Engineering (GOLD) Advanced Manufacture Apprenticeship NI

Level 3
Part-Time
24/25
PENG3GOLDAM

Overview

Welcome to the Advanced Manufacturing Maintenance 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

Essential skills at level 2 in: ICT

College / Employer Attendance

In the first year, you are required to attend class two days per week. For the second and third years, your class attendance is required one day per week. The rest of your week will be spent with your employer.


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 Design Engineer, Service Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Fabrication and Welding and Process Engineering.

Year One

Optional modules are selected if required by employer.

  • 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

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.

There are two separate assessment methods throughout the course. The academic BTEC assessments are a blend of projects and assignments throughout the duration of the course and external assessments. 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 course overall grade.

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

2 Available Sessions

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

Dungannon

Part-Time

P3783DP10F

Session Code

3 Year(s)

Duration

Apprenticeships

Mode of Study

6.75

Hours per Week

34

Number of Weeks

Interview Required

24/25

Academic Year

02/09/2024

Start Date

Subject to Timetable

Day/s

Christopher.Devlin@swc.ac.uk

Coordinator(s)

Total Annual 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

P3783OP10F

Session Code

4 Year(s)

Duration

Apprenticeships

Mode of Study

6.75

Hours per Week

34

Number of Weeks

Interview Required

24/25

Academic Year

02/09/2024

Start Date

Subject to Timetable

Day/s

Kevin.OHanlon@swc.ac.uk

Coordinator(s)

Total Annual 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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