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Instrumentation and Control Engineering - Apprenticeship at Middlesbrough College

Course description

Training an apprentice is a great way to mould individuals into the perfect employee for your business. Whether training a new or existing member of staff, you have the ability to shape the development of an apprentice so that they understand the unique requirements of your business. Apprenticeships allow 16+ year olds to start work and earn a wage, while learning new skills that lead to nationally recognised qualifications. Apprenticeships are designed with the help of employers in the industry, so they offer a structured programme that takes apprentices through the skills needed to do a job well. Most of an apprentice's training takes place on the job but they will also have to complete off-the-job training within college by day release. Instrument and Control Engineering Advanced Apprentices work towards a work-based NVQ qualification in addition to the nationally recognised BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Operations and Maintenance Engineering.

Course content

Level 3 - NVQ L3 Extended Diploma in Engineering Maintenance (Instrumentation and Control Pathway) Mandatory Units • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements • Using and interpreting engineering data and documentation • Working efficiently and effectively in engineering • Handing over and confirming completion of maintenance Pathway Units. • Carry out fault diagnosis on Instrument and Control equipment and circuits • Maintaining I & C equipment and circuits • Plus 2 from the following 4:- • Preventative maintenance I & C equipment and circuits • Repairing / Overhauling I & C equipment and circuits • Testing and Calibrating I & C equipment and circuits Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Operations and Maintenance: Mandatory units Unit 1: - Health & Safety in the Engineering Workplace Unit 2: - Communications for Engineering Technicians Unit 3: - Engineering Project Unit 4: - Mathematics for Engineering Technicians Unit 6: - Electrical and Electronic Principles Extra units: Unit 15: - Electro, Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems and Devices Unit 24: - Industrial Process Measurement Unit 28: - Further Mathematics for Engineering Technicians Unit 35: - Principles and Applications of Electronic Devices and Circuits Unit 47: - Industrial Plant and Process Control Unit 50: - Industrial Process Controllers As part of your apprenticeship framework you will also be required to achieve the following: • L2 Maths (Exempt if you have a minimum of GCSE grade C in Maths) • L2 English (Exempt if you have a minimum of GCSE grade C in English Language) • L2 ICT (Exempt if you have a minimum of GCSE grade C in ICT) • Employer rights and responsibilities • Personal learning and thinking skills • Soft skills

Entry requirements

Students need to have a sponsor company and employed status with Grades C or above including Maths, English, Science and one other. "If you do not have a Grade A to C in English and/or Maths, you will be required to continue studying these subjects as part of your Study Programme."


Competency for the NVQ element by way of portfolio of evidence and observations of competence by our work based learning assessors. Technical BTEC Diploma certificate by way of assignment work for each module

Future opportunities

Progression would be to study HNC/D in Instrumentation and Control Engineering at Middlesbrough College The College Careers Service is available to all our students. We can help you when deciding which course or option you wish to take. During your course we ensure you develop employability skills and gain relevant experience. We provide information, advice and support when completing your course and progressing to work or going into higher education. When applying for University we can provide support with the UCAS application and Student Finance.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 11 April 2016
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