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Engineering Apprenticeships

  • Course length

    4 years

    Apprenticeship Length

    4 years

    Level

    3

    Next Enrolment

     August 2018, Les Ozouets Campus

    Entry requirements

    Other criteria

    Employed as an apprentice

     

    The Welding and Fabrication course is a City and City Level 3 Diploma course the duration of which is held over 4 years.

    Welding and Fabrication has applications in auto-customisation, construction and installation.

    As an engineering course, there are a number of aspects covered on the course which can be beneficial to other areas of engineering and as such, it is not uncommon for Apprentices who have completed the Mechanical Engineering course to continue onto the Fabrication and Welding modules to gain further experience and vice versa.

    Modules which are covered on the course are below:

    • Using bench fitting techniques
    • Engineering technology
    • Working in engineering
    • Welding by MIG process
    • Welding by manual metal arc process
    • Fabrication & welding technology
    • Health and safety
    • Engineering principles
    • Principles of welding

     

    A minimum of 3 units from the following:

    • Manual metal arc welding
    • Metal inert gas welding (MIG)
    • Tungsten inert gas welding (TIG)
    • Pattern development fabrication

     

    Assessment will be completed via practical tasks, planning, doing and checking that the work conforms to the relevant industrial standard.

    Being able to carry out workshop calculations is an integral part of all engineering operations and students will be given the opportunity to have additional numeracy support if required.

    Assessment is through a combination of:

    • City and Guilds externally set examinations (open written and multi choice questions)
    • City and Guilds practical tasks
    • Completion of logbooks
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    Course length

    4 years

    Apprenticeship Length

    4 years
    Level 3
    Next Enrolment August 2018, Les Ozouets Campus
    Entry requirements  Maths and English GCSEs at Grade C or above
    Other criteria Employed as an apprentice

     

    The Mechanical Engineering course is a City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma course, the duration of which is held over 4 years.

    The Mechanical engineering course features modules useful to production engineering, marine engineering and general engineering.

    As an engineering course, there are a number of aspects covered on the course which can be beneficial to other areas of engineering and as such, it is not uncommon for Apprentices who have completed the Fabrication and Welding course to continue onto the Mechanical Engineering modules to gain further experience and vice versa.

    Modules which are covered on the course are below:

    • Healthy and Safety
    • Engineering principles
    • Principles of mechanical manufacturing engineering
    • Turning
    • Milling
    • Fitting

     

    Assessment will be completed via practical tasks, planning, doing and checking that the work conforms to the relevant industrial standard.

    Being able to carry out workshop calculations is an integral part of all engineering operations and students will be given the opportunity to have additional numeracy support if required.

    Assessment is through a combination of:

    • City and Guilds externally set examinations (open written and multi choice questions)
    • City and Guilds practical tasks
    • Completion of logbooks
  • Course length

    4 years comprising of:

    • 2 years (Mechanical Engineering)
    • 2 years (Motor Vehicle Engineering)

    Apprenticeship Length

    4 years

    Level

    2/3

    Next Enrolment

    August 2018, Les Ozouets Campus

    Entry requirements

    Other criteria

    Employed as an apprentice

     

    The Marine Engineering apprenticeship comprises of courses in two areas: 2 years in Mechanical Engineering and 2 years in Motor Vehicle Engineering.

    In order to offer the most relevant course available at the College, the first 2 years of Mechanical Engineering are offered, followed by 2 years of modules Motor Vehicle Engineering which relate to engine work. The combination of these two courses is the most frequent route for Marine Engineers, though in the future, there may well be modules which are directly relevant to Marine Engineering which can be offered in addition to those on the Mechanical Engineering and Motor Vehicle courses.