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Engineering Studies Entry Level at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai

Course description

Would you like a career in engineering? Could you benefit from a practical course?

This course is designed for students who have limited knowledge of engineering, and want to learn more. It prepares you to start your career, covering general and specialised aspects of this exciting area.

The course is gives you a varied introduction to engineering. You will learn through practical work, with classroom sessions to help build your knowledge.

Course content

The course is delivered through a blend of the following:

  • Practical workshop sessions
  • Classroom sessions
  • Student centred work
  • Demonstrations
  • Discussions
  • Virtual learning environment (MOODLE)
  • Tutorials

Entry requirements

  • Formal qualifications not required
  • Suitability to the course should be displayed in an interview with the course tutor, where your experience in the subject area, basic skills ability, enthusiasm and willingness to learn will be considered
  • Places on the programme are subject to interview


The programme will be assessed through a blend of the following:

  • Assignments
  • Short tests
  • Portfolio work

Future opportunities

Candidates who are successful on this programme will, in September 2015, be eligible to enrol on the Candamp;G Level 2 NVQ Diploma Electrical Power Engineering – Wind Turbine.

This is a practical-based qualification giving the candidates the skills needed to work on wind turbines. The NVQ is currently only available on a part-time basis.

Alternatively candidates can apply for technician posts in the wind industry or apprenticeships.

You could progress onto a number of programmes at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai including:

Engineering Level 1/2, available at:

  • Rhos-on-Sea

Engineering Level 2, available at:

  • Dolgellau
  • Pwllheli

General Engineering Level 2, available at:

  • Bangor
Career opportunities

Apprenticeships, Technicians & Engineers in:

  • CNC Programmer
  • Design
  • Electrical/Electronic
  • Maintenance
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical
  • Power & Energy
  • Production
  • Wind Turbine


Further information

Programme code: 0401AE0B

Depending on the campus, students may be able to access elements of the programme in both English and Welsh through some programme learning materials being made available bilingually. Details will be provided to you at interview.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Grŵp Llandrillo Menai directly.

Last updated date: 06 October 2016

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