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Engineering - Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering Level 3 Apprenticeship (ENG1) at Barnsley College

Course description

You will cover a variety of principals and processes such as component manufacture and a range of skills from hand-fitting to complex CNC machines.

Course content

There are two pathways available.

You and your employer will choose the pathway you will study. You will then study all of the mandatory units and choose from the optional units relating to your job role. You will also study:

•Employment, Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) Booklet

•Level 2 Functional Skills in English, maths and IT

•Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

You will also study a Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Engineering covering the following; •Unit 01: Health and safety in the engineering workplace

•Unit 02: Communications for engineering technicians

•Unit 03: Engineering project

•Unit 04: Mathematics for engineering technicians

•Unit 05: Mechanical principles and applications

•Unit 06: Electrical and electronic principles

•Unit 08: Engineering design

•Unit 10: Properties and applications of engineering materials

•Unit 16: Engineering drawing for technicians

•Unit 26: Numerical control CNC programming

•Unit 21: Engineering secondary and finishing techniques

Entry requirements

  • Learners will need to be at least 16 years of age and have completed the Level 2  Apprenticeship in Electrical Engineering
  • You must also hold four GCSEs at grade A* to C including GCSE English (grade 4 or above) and maths (grade 5 or above)
  • You need to be employed within an engineering role or have an employer in this area willing to take you on as an apprentice



You will be assessed by your assessor using a portfolio of evidence, practical demonstrations and assignments. You will be assessed both in College and in your place of work.

Financial information

You may be eligible for assistance with expenses such as travel, books, equipment and childcare.

For further information please contact the Student Services Team on +44 (0)1226 216 114.

Future opportunities

Upon completion you could progress onto the Higher Apprenticeship in Engineering Technology or apply for job roles including:

• CNC Machinist

• General Machinist

Further information

Information Team

We have a dedicated team available to provide information on all of our courses and to help you to make the right choices about your future. The team are based at the Old Mill Lane site.

Drop in: Monday – Thursday 9.00am – 5.00pm Friday 9.00am – 4.30pm

Tel: 01226 216 123


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How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 02 October 2017
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