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Level 3 Engineering (GOLD) Screening and Crushing and Advance Manufacturing Apprenticeship NI

Level 3
Part-Time
22/23
PENG3SC

Overview

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

Plus

  • Mig Welding

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 a knowledge, understanding and practical skills required for success in a range of technical roles in the Screening, Crushing, Washing and Recycling industries.

Optional modules are selected if required by employer.

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 and Testing Electrical Equipment and Circuits
  • Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems
  • Manufacturing Secondary Machining Processes including Bench Fitting and Machining
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Maintenance of Mechanical Systems
  • Unit : CAD (Solidworks)
  • Unit : CSR
  • Unit : CNC
  • Unit : Robotics
  • Unit : MIG Welding

6 GCSEs at grades A* - C including Mathematics and English or equivalent.

Entry is also subject to:

  • Successful interview
  • Psychometric 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 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 .

Having successfully completed the GOLD program candidates can progress to:

BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Engineering (General Engineering) - RQF

Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Engineering (Advanced Technician in Engineering - Maintenance) (HLA)

Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Engineering (Advanced Technician in Engineering - Advanced Manufacture) (HLA)

or in most cases direct entry to:

Ulster University FdEng Engineering with Specialisms (Manufacturing Engineering) HLA (Dungannon Campus)

Ulster University FdEng Engineering with Specialisms (Mechatronics) HLA (Omagh Campus)

On Completion of the Level 5 Higher Level Apprenticeship (HLA) articulation is available to:

BEng (Hons) Degree in Engineering (Top Up) (Validated by The Open University) (HLA).

All the above programmes are entirely co-ordinated at South West College, the only college in Northern Ireland to achieve a Grade 1 outstanding grade in a recent ETI inspection for teaching and leadership.


The program of study has been specifically designed in partnership with the Screening and Crushing manufacturing industry and has an optional pathway to support the Extractives and Mineral Processing (Quarrying) Industry.

The programme of study supports the following sample of vocational pathways:

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

in the Screening, Crushing, Washing and Recycling industries.

For further information on this course contact: marie.holmes@swc.ac.uk

1 Available Session

*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

22/23

Academic Year

05/09/2022

Start Date

Subject to Timetable

Day/s

Total Full Fee N/A

Total Concessionary Fee N/A

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**Concession Fee Breakdown

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