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Engineering Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 at Exeter College

Course description

The Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering is an in-depth, practical approach to engineering and provides a solid platform to becoming a qualified engineer. As an Apprentice you will hold a full time job and attend college one day a week throughout the programme. You will work towards a framework of qualifications which make up the Advanced Apprenticeship.

Part of the Apprenticeship framework is the NVQ qualification. The NVQ shows your competence, knowledge, and understanding of business tasks and procedures, and proves you are able to carry out your job to the NVQ standards.

When on your college day-release, you will be taught by your Tutor or Training Officer. You will spend the remainder of the week in the workplace where you will put your new skills into practice. Whilst at work, your Training Officer will visit you and carry out assessments in a variety of styles: observing you; completing knowledge questions; setting practical tasks. They will also help you build your portfolio of evidence for your NVQ.

Course content

You will cover one of the following Technical Certificates: National Certificate (NC), City & Guilds or Advanced Diploma.

NVQ Units:

  • Mechanical manufacturing engineering - actual engineering production
  • Engineering maintenance - repair and servicing of engineering machinery
  • Technical support - office based engineering support; draftsman, quality control, supervisory roles
  • Fabrication and welding engineering

Entry requirements

You will usually have completed the Level 2 Apprenticeship to progress on to the Advanced Apprenticeship. You must be employed in a relevant role.

Future opportunities

This course will launch you directly into the workplace and provides an excellent way to build your career and progress to further training and education.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 27 January 2016
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