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Mechanical Electrical and Maintenance - Intermediate Apprenticeship at Lowestoft College

Course description

The Apprenticeship framework has been designed by SEMTA - the sector skills council for engineering.

Competency
Depending on which route you are working towards, - Mechanical or Electrical - you will cover the following competency subjects in practical skills: 

Performing Engineering Operations – Diploma NVQ Level 2 Units

  • Working safely in an engineering environment
  • Working efficiently and effectively in engineering
  • Using and communicating technical information
  • Producing components using hand fitting techniques
  • Preparing and using lathes for turning operations
  • Preparing and using milling machines
  • Assembling, wiring and testing electrical panels/components mounted in enclosures
  • Wiring and testing programmable controller based

Knowledge
In addition you will also be working towards a knowledge based qualification which underpins the practical skills delivered above. 

EAL Diploma in Engineering Technology

  • Engineering Environment Awareness
  • Engineering Techniques
  • Engineering Principles
  • Electrical & Electronic Principles
  • Electrical & Electronic Systems & Devices
  • Engineering Maintenance Safety Practices
  • Engineering Maintenance Techniques
  • Engineering Maintenance Planning
  • Engineering Materials Processing
  • Fitting & Assembly
  • Turning & Milling Machining Techniques & Technology
  • Turning Techniques
  • Milling Techniques
  • Electrical Installation Methods, Wiring and Circuit Protection

Functional Skills

  • English Level 1
  • Maths Level 1
  • Information Technology Level 1

Plus Personal Learning & Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Additional Information:
For a successful completion of the Intermediate Apprenticeship you will achieve a Competence based Qualification (NVQ) a Knowledge Based Qualification (Diploma), Functional Skills in Maths, English and IT (if applicable), as well as Key Skills in Working with Others, Improving Own Learning and ERR. These qualification elements form the apprenticeship framework.

Entry requirements

To start an Apprenticeship you have to be employed in the industry of your chosen career. The desirable entry qualifications are four GCSEs grade C or above including maths, English, IT and science.You will also undergo an interview and sit computer based assessments in numeracy and literacy. The decision to allow you to start the Apprenticeship will be based on the outcome of your interview, and the assessment results. Your employer will be assessed on their ability to offer the variety of work necessary to allow you to complete the Apprenticeship.

Assessment

All learning of the Intermediate Apprenticeship is delivered and assessed at College. A portfolio and job knowledge assessment questionnaires are required throughout the course; Knowledge elements involve both internal and external exams by the appropriate awarding body. Functional Skills will consist of attending a number of weekly classes which will culminate in an exam for each subject.

Future opportunities

For a successful completion of the Intermediate Apprenticeship you will achieve a Competence based Qualification (NVQ) a Knowledge Based Qualification (Diploma), Functional Skills in Maths, English and IT (if applicable), as well as Key Skills in Working with Others, Improving Own Learning and ERR. These qualification elements form the apprenticeship framework.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lowestoft College directly.

Last updated date: 06 April 2016
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