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Engineering Apprenticeship at York College

Course description

There is a demand across the country for skilled and qualified engineers, and employers increasingly need committed, well trained and enthusiastic workers. York College has good relationships with employers across the York and North Yorkshire region, in the fields of Engineering Manufacturing & Maintenance, Engineering Production, Rail and Light Engineering.

Entry requirements

To start the course you must be employed in a relevant role for a minimum of 30 hours per week. 
You should have as a minimum 5 GCSEs or equivalent at grade C or above including Maths on the Higher Paper (grade 5 or above), English (grade 4 or above) and Science (for the Fabrication and Welding framework ONLY, Maths grade C (grade 4 or above) on the Foundation paper is acceptable).


For the NVQ you will build up a portfolio, which is a collection of examples or evidence of your work that demonstrates your skills and ability, including a work diary, photos, statements from your employer and colleagues and examples of completed tasks. Assessment consists of practical tasks, observations, oral questioning, written questions, assignments and written tests.

The Knowledge qualification is assessed using both practical and written tests and assignments.

The Functional Skills are assessed through online tests.

Future opportunities

After achieving an Engineering Advanced Apprenticeship, most employees will have the opportunity of further professional development within their company, in some cases leading to the status of Incorporated Engineer within a Professional Institute, or even Higher Education studies such as HNC, HND or Foundation Degrees.

This qualification will enable you to apply for a wide variety of jobs within the engineering field of work.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 19 October 2016
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