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Engineering - Foundation Apprenticeship at Isle of Man College

Course description

This course is located at the Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre (AMTC) at Hills Meadow and is predominately a training course with one day of academic studies. The course will develop your skills and understanding of operating manufacturing equipment so that you have the skills needed for potential employment in the Aerospace sector on the Isle of Man.

Course content

Year 1
The curriculum will encompass the City & Guilds NVQ Performing Engineering Operations Diploma at Level 2. This will certify your practical work in the first year dependant on your entry qualifications you will study one day per week at BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering or the City & Guilds 2850 Level 2 Certificate in Engineering in Year 1 with progression to Level 3 in year 2. There would also be additional qualifications offered in Numeracy and Literacy depending upon the entry level of the student. As part of their studies, students will gain an understanding of Island based manufacturing by visiting local companies on a weekly basis and after year one, will have three weeks paid work experience in the sector.

Year 2
In Year 2, your training will predominately be applied to CNC equipment. You will continue with your BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering or the City & Guilds 2850 Level 3 Certificate in Engineering, a 2 year programme, which needs to be completed in year 3 when you are employed.

Entry requirements

A secondary education and a willingness to learn, in particular, an interest in machinery and practical Engineering. A minimum Grade D in GCSE English and Grade D in GCSE Mathematics.


A variety of assessment methods are used across the range of qualifications that you will achieve.

Future opportunities

  • HNC Degree
  • Employment

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Isle of Man College directly.

Last updated date: 19 June 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September


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    • From the TT Grandstand on Glencrutchery Road turn up Greenfield road (alongside the TT score-board). The college is straight ahead at the end of Greenfield Road.