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Engineering Foundation at Lakes College West Cumbria

Course description

This course is perfect for those who might not have much experience within engineering but would like to take their fist step in the industry. The course will provide you with the opportunity to learn a variety of engineering practices such as bench fitting, mechanical maintenance, fitting, welding and machining which form the foundation of engineering practices. The one year, full time course comprises of a combination of theory work and practical sessions in the Engineering workshops in the main College and in the state of the art Construction Skills Centre. Maths and English will be at the core of your studies, both of which are essential if you wish to pursue a career in the industry. This is an ideal course for those who enjoy working with their hands and are looking to take their first steps in a career in Engineering.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs Grade E-G and/or demonstrate an interest in the subject. All places are subject to interview and applicants will be subject to induction/probationary period

Financial information

Free to all 16-18 and 19-23 year olds where needed as a stepping stone to progress to a Full Level 2. Also free to learners who are in receipt of JSA (Job Seekers Allowance) ESA ((Employment Support Allowance, (work related activity)) or Universal Credit (mandated). Where fees are payable you can set up a payment plan that best suits your needs

Future opportunities

Once you have successfully completed the Level 1 course you could progress onto a Level 2 Engineering course or an Apprenticeship. This will give you real world experience in the industry with the benefit of a training wage. For more information on Apprenticeships please call our Apprenticeships team on 01946 839300.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lakes College West Cumbria directly.

Last updated date: 26 April 2016
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