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Engineering Technology Intermediate Apprenticeship at Boston College

Course description

This course is aimed at those who are interested in gaining a recognised qualification to lead into a career in the engineering industry. You will study both the BTEC First Certificate in Engineering Level 2 and Work Based Engineering NVQ Level 2. 

Course content

The Apprenticeship framework consists of several elements which have been identified by employers as the skills you need if you want to find work in the Engineering industry. 

These elements are: 
Maths - Level 1 or Level 2 Functional Skills, unless an equivalent qualification has already been achieved. 

English - Level 1 or Level 2 Functional Skills, unless an equivalent qualification has already been achieved. 

ICT - Level 1 or Level 2 is a requirement of some Apprenticeships unless an equivalent qualification has already been achieved. 

ERR - Employee Rights and Responsibilities, which includes health and safety, equality and diversity as well as employment legislation. 

PLTS - Personal Learning and Thinking Skills, which includes team working, creative thinking and reflective learning. 

*Vocational Element (Knowledge) - most Apprenticeship frameworks include off-the-job study for a technical certificate which is usually done at College. 

*Vocational Element (Competence) - all Apprenticeships include on-the-job training and assessment leading to a competence based vocational qualification. 

*On some frameworks, the knowledge and competence elements are combined into one qualification. 

The qualifications you will study within your Apprenticeship framework are BTEC First Certificate in Engineering Level 2 and Work Based Engineering NVQ Level 2. 
  
All units are assessed through practical assignments, internal phase test and assignments. All units must be successfully completed to achieve this award. Work based assessments will also form part of the qualification. 
  
Please note - Delivery of Functional Skills within the framework can happen in two ways: 
  
- An apprentice attends day release, their functional skills will be delivered at college on that day. 
  
- An apprentice does not attend college for their main qualification, they will need to attend college for a block week for each Functional Skill required for their framework. Dates of these block weeks will be discussed with the apprentice and their employer at sign up and they will be booked in advance.

Entry requirements

3 GCSEs at grades C or above (New GCSE grade - 4 or above) including English and Maths (or equivalent).

Future opportunities

Successful completion of the apprenticeship can enhance employment opportunities within the engineering sector or further studies. Providing that the Training Advisor, the employer and tutors agree, you may also be able to progress onto the Advanced Apprenticeship.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 10 February 2017

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