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Marine Engineering Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship at Northumberland College

Course description

Learners will study a classroom based BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Engineering. This will cover a variety of engineering theoretical units. The practical portion of the framework is carried out in the workplace. The NVQ consists a set of units agreed between the learner his or her employer and the college. The frame work requires that learners complete 5 key/functional skills at level 2. These are Communications (Literacy), Number (Numeracy), ITC, Manage own learning and Working with others.

Entry requirements

You should have a relevant Level 2 qualification and be employed in the industry.


Learners will be required to complete assessments for the technical certificate and compile a portfolio of evidence of competency for the NVQ. Key/Functional skills have examinations and or portfolios of evidence

Future opportunities

Learners can move to the L3 Diploma course or the HNC Engineering course if good grades have been achieved

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 16 May 2016

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    • You will benefit from excellent facilities that are of industry standard so you'll be prepared for your future career.

      We have recently invested £6.5 million at the campus and our excellent training facilities include:

      • Dedicated studio space for art, design, fashion, textiles and photography
      • Replica aircraft for cabin crew training
      • Luxurious hair and beauty salon with nail bar and individual treatment rooms
      • Engineering and advanced manufacturing workshops equipped with the latest technologies
      • Spacious motor vehicle workshop with five vehicle bays and diagnostic equipment
      • Large construction workshops dedicated to carpentry and joinery, highways, brickwork, tiling and painting and decorating
      • Electrical installation workshops
      • The Gallery restaurant, modern 40 seat commercially run modern restaurant
      • Fully equipped industry standard commercial kitchens
      • Health skills room
      • A choice of places to eat and catch up with friends
      • Learning Resource Centre with a range of learning material resources, an IT suite and quiet study areas.