Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering (Apprenticeship)

Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering (Apprenticeship)

Study Mode: Part Time
Course Level: Level 3

Where will this course lead?

This qualification is designed to cover the skills and knowledge of a wide variety of engineering maintenance activities. It also includes level 2 Performing Engineering Operations (PEO) units to provide essential basic engineering training for apprentices in England and Wales.

Successful learners will:
- Develop skills and competencies relating to their specific role
- Meet the competence requirements of the engineering maintenance industry for apprentices at level 3 for the maintenance engineering pathway
- Achieve a recognised qualification to support their progress to further learning in higher education and greater responsibility in the workplace.

What will I study?

There is a Technical Certificate element requiring part time study at college for a Subsidiary Diploma or full Diploma in Engineering, with subjects such as
- Health and Safety in the Engineering Workplace
- Mathematics for Engineering Technicians
- Engineering Principles
- Properties and Applications of Engineering Materials

How will this course be delivered?

In addition to the part time day release study for the technical certificate, apprentices will be assessed for competence against industry performance criteria in pursuit of an NVQ Level 3 Extended Diploma. This will be assessed in the workplace by a qualified and experienced Engineering Assessor with the minimum impact on the day to day work of the employer and apprentice.

What qualifications will I get?

Performing Engineering Operations (PEO) L2 UNITS
BTEC Subsidiary/Full Diploma Engineering
EAL NVQ L3 Extended Diploma Engineering
Functional skills L2 as required

How will I be assessed?

The Knowledge qualifications will be assessed through satisfactory performance in Assignments and Exams. The Performance qualifications will be assessed through the collection of valid evidence in a portfolio.

How do I get a place on the course?

Employers can receive advice and support from the Employer Services team at Solihull College and University Centre.

What are the entry requirements?

The desirable entry qualifications for an advanced apprenticeship are 4 GCSE at grade C/4 or above including Maths and English. However, exceptional candidates or those with experience in engineering can be considered on a case by case basis.

What else do I need to know?

Employers are welcome to engage with our full time learners already studying engineering qualifications if they need assistance in recruiting apprentices. Links can be made through the College Employer Services team.

How much will this course cost?
Details of the small employer contribution for apprenticeships can be provided by the College Employer Services Business Advisors

Is there anything else I will have to pay for in order to enrol an apprentice?
The apprentices are expected to provide appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Have you got a question about this course?
Please contact the College Employer Services Business Advisors, or Contact the Head of School of Engineering.

What can I do after this course?

Typical job roles leading from this qualification are;
- Skilled machinist/CNC setter
- Toolmaker
- Metalworker (plate, bar and sheet)
- Skilled fitter

There are also opportunities for progression to higher engineering studies at the College including HNC/Foundation Degree/BSc courses

Have a question about the course?
Please contact Admissions on 0121 678 7000 with any queries.