Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Maintenance) - Higher Apprenticeship
North Devon Campus
The course ranges from academic college programme and vocational assessment in the workplace.
You will work in our stat-of-the-art Engineering Centre of Excellence facility.
The programme is designed for individuals who are in employment in a higher apprenticeship role. The course includes the NVQ (vocational assessment), the technical certificate either FdSc of HNC in Mechanical Design and Manufacture, the college programme includes the required analytical and scientific fundamentals, and further development of statics, dynamics, engineering materials and CAD.
A range of assessment methods are used throughout the course which varies from online tests, examinations, assignments, presentations, practical tasks and observations.
To be accepted onto a two-year Level 3 programme, all entrants must hold at least a grade 4 in GCSE Maths and a grade 4 in GCSE English, as well as at least three other GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above. Certain subjects require a minimum of GCSE grade 6.
Entry at level 4 within the framework is flexible:
Applicants may have a variety of qualifications such as A Levels, Certificate/Diploma in Engineering, Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering
May be without formal qualifications but can show, possibly through a portfolio, that they have the potential to complete this apprenticeship, through having previously worked in the sector at Level 3
Please note: Applicants for this apprenticeship framework need to be 18+ years.
This Apprenticeship provides excellent preparation towards professional registration as an Engineering Technician and progression to Incorporated Engineer registration via the Level 6 framework. It may also, where appropriate, provide progression to a range of honours degrees.
We offer a fully equipped machine workshop - lathes, grinders, milling machines, CNC machines and welding systems, as well as a networked computer suite with modern software including CAD and Internet access.
We recommend you buy a scientific calculator, memory stick (USB), an A4 folder, dividers and general stationary.
For more information, please contact Michael Dark on 01271 852418.
Q: How often do I need to come to college?
A: Normally, you would attend day release.
Q: How will I know what I need to provide as evidence?
A: You will have an interview to ascertain the programme of units that would enable you to provide evidence most effectively.