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Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship Level 3 at East Berkshire College

Course description

All Apprenticeships consist of a Framework of different elements. They must include qualifications that, when achieved, prove the Apprentice's competence in carrying out work of the Level and type identified in the Framework.

Also included must be qualifications which demonstrate the technical knowledge of the job and industry, plus more wide ranging general skills required to operate successfully in the trade; these will include Maths, English and, if appropriate, ICT and Employer Rights and Responsibilities.

The different elements can be combined in one qualification, or be covered in separate qualifications, but all elements must be achieved to obtain a full Apprentice Certificate.

Course content

  • Hydraulic principles and practice.
  • Pneumatic principles and practice.
  • Electrical principles and practice.
  • Health and safety GOLA.
  • Materials in engineering GOLA.
  • Principles of maintenance installation and commissioning.

Entry requirements

Completed the Apprenticeship at level 2 in Engineering.

Assessment

Assessment is in the workplace and in the college. This will be through on site assessments and a portfolio of evidence.

Practical assessments and an on-line exam will be carried out in college.

Future opportunities

  • HNC Engineering or Higher Apprenticeship
  • A career in Engineering

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 May 2016

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      • Specialist workshops (e.g. welding, bricklaying)
      • New hair and beauty training salons (open to the public)
      • Autotronics and computing facilities
      • Microsoft Academy and Cisco Academy
      • New innovation centre
      • Hospitality & Catering Academy (public restaurant)
      • £5m sports centre (including gym and sports hall)
      • Engineering workshop with new CNC machine centre
      • STEM project and research space
      • REHAU renewable energy training centre
      • Learning centre with the latest PCs and tablets
      • Simulated hospital environment
      • Over 500 Microsoft Surface Pros to enable independent learning
      • Parking.