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Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Mechanical) - Higher Apprenticeship

Level 4
Course Code:
North Devon Campus
Three years

The course ranges from academic college assessments to vocational assessment in the workplace.

You will work in our state-of-the-art Engineering Centre of Excellence facility.


This course has been designed for individuals who are in employment in a higher apprenticeship role. The course includes the NVQ (vocational assessment), the technical certificate either FdSc or HNC Mechanical Design and Manufacture.
A range of assessment methods are used throughout the course which includes online tests, examinations, assignments and 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
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 provide a fully equipped machine workshop which includes lathes, grinders, milling machines, CNC machines and welding systems.
We also have 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.
Please contact the Advice & Guidance Centre on 01271 852422 for more information.
Q: How often do I need to come to college?
A: Normally, you would attend day release for 30 weeks during term time.

Q: How will I know what I will 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.
Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Mechanical) - Higher Apprenticeship
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