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Engineering (Level 3) Advanced Apprenticeship at Central College Nottingham

Course description

If you would like to work in the industry’s engineering sector then this course could be for you. You will be employed for a minimum of 30 hours a week. You will attend college one day a week to complete the underpinning knowledge and portfolio building to compile the evidence you need for your qualifications

Course content

Depending on career path, one of the following routes will be chosen:

  • Engineering Maintenance
  • Engineering Toolmaking
  • Electrical / Electronic Engineering
  • Engineering Technical Support
  • Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering
  • Installation and Commissioning Engineering

English and Maths are an essential part of your studies and will help you succeed on your course. These subjects will help you develop confidence and are the key employability skills that all employers now look for when recruiting.

Entry requirements

You will need 5 GCSEs at grades D or above. These must include Maths, English and Science along with successful achievement of an initial assessment. You will need to show that you are committed and aware of your responsibilities to both yourself and the company who would employ you. You will be expected to be punctual at both work and college and attend college every week, showing a professional attitude.


You will be assessed in the workplace for your practical skills and will produce portfolios of evidence to show your understanding of the knowledge required.

Future opportunities

  • Higher Apprenticeship or HNC

Career opportunities include:

  • Engineering Maintenance and Engineering
  • Toolmaking
  • Electrical / Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering
  • Installation and Commissioning Engineering
  • Fabrication, Welding and Sheet Metal

Further information

You will be expected to obtain employment in an engineering environment before enrolling. You will also need to find your own travel costs to placement. You will be required to wear PPE at all times during your placement and at college when using any tools / machinery.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 March 2016
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    • Highfields is located on University Boulevard and houses our Engineering courses. Created in association with Toyota, the Centre has ten fully fitted workshops, a car showroom and a state of the art learning resource centre.