Engineering Advanced Apprenticeships

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Posted May 20, 2012 by admin999 in Apprentice

The Engineering Manufacture Framework at level 3 is designed to provide the skills, knowledge and competence requirements to operate at craft or technician level as appropriate within the following engineering sub-sectors: Automotive, Aerospace, Electronics, Mechanical, Marine, Electrical, Metal goods and other transport equipment.

What will you do?

You will be employed with a local employer and do work-based training at their place of business. You are paid a wage. Your apprenticeship will involve working towards a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ), Functional Skills and a technical certificate as described below:

What are the entry requirements?

Usually 3/4 GCSE’s at grade C or above, including Math’s, English and a Science.

However, candidates should be able to demonstrate the potential to achieve NVQ Level 3, Functional Skills at level 2 and a technical certificate.

What job will you do?

You are likely to be employed as one of the following:

  •     Electrical Maintenance Craftsperson
  •    Mechanical Maintenance Craftsperson
  •     Machinist/Toolmaker
  •     Welder/Plater/Fabricator
  •     Engineering Assembly
  •     CNC Machinist

How long does your Apprenticeship take to complete?

An apprenticeship ends when all necessary components have been completed. This usually takes between 3 and 4 years.

What opportunities are available afterwards?

You could move on to higher level qualifications and to eventual recognition as Chartered Engineers.

Qualifications required as part of the Apprenticeship Framework

National Vocational Qualification (NVQ)

You will need to achieve an NVQ level 3 Extended Diploma in one of the Engineering disciplines.

  •              Mechanical Manufacturing    
  •               Fabrication & Welding
  •               Engineering Production
  •               Engineering Manufacture
  •               Engineering Maintenance
  •               Engineering Installation & Commissioning
  •                Electrical & Electronics Servicing

Technical Certificate

You will need to achieve an additional qualification at level 3, for example,

  •                BTEC National Diploma in Engineering (Edexcel)
  •                Certificate in Engineering 2850 Level 3 (C&G)

These are achieved by attending college usually on a day release basis.

Functional Skills

If you have not achieved the required level of English Math’s and ICT previously you will be required to achieve Functional Skills at level 2 in these subjects.


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