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Engineering Intermediate Apprenticeship - Level 2 at Dudley College

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An Apprenticeship offers the combined benefits of work experience and supported academic learning at college. Apprenticeships are an excellent way of gaining qualifications and workplace experience. As an employed person, you will earn as you learn and you gain practical skills from the workplace.

The Apprenticeship you will study will depend on your job role but will follow one of the following pathways:

  • Mechanical manufacturing
  • Engineering maintenance and installation
  • Fabrication and welding
  • Materials processing and finishing
  • Engineering technical support.

As an apprentice you will come to college one day per week to study a qualification. The exact qualification will depend on the engineering pathway chosen for your Apprenticeship and the needs of the individual/employer – either an EAL Diploma in Engineering Technology or a BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Engineering. Both options cover a range of engineering units, such as: engineering principles, engineering techniques, Health and Safety, milling and turning, CAD or engineering design. In addition to this, you will be assessed at work against a suitable NVQ that is relevant to your job role (see pathways above). You will undertake class work relating the theory to the practical training in order to meet the requirements of the NVQ qualification.

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An Apprenticeship offers the combined benefits of work experience and supported academic learning at college. Apprenticeships are an excellent way of gaining qualifications and workplace experience. As an employed person, you will earn as you learn and you gain practical skills from the workplace.
The Apprenticeship you will study will depend on your job role but will follow one of the following pathways:
• Mechanical manufacturing
• Engineering maintenance and installation
• Fabrication and welding
• Materials processing and finishing
• Engineering technical support.
As an apprentice you will come to college one day per week to study a qualification. The exact qualification will depend on the engineering pathway chosen for your Apprenticeship and the needs of the individual/employer – either an EAL Diploma in Engineering Technology or a BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Engineering. Both options cover a range of engineering units, such as: engineering principles, engineering techniques, Health and Safety, milling and turning, CAD or engineering design. In addition to this, you will be assessed at work against a suitable NVQ that is relevant to your job role (see pathways above). You will undertake class work relating the theory to the practical training in order to meet the requirements of the NVQ qualification.

Entry requirements

16/17 Starts

You will need 4 GCSEs at grade D or above, including maths and science and a good command of English. It may also be possible to progress onto this course if you have an appropriate Level 2 Engineering qualification. You will be required to attend an interview.

17/18 Starts

You will need 4 GCSEs at grade 3 or above, including maths and science and a good command of English. It may also be possible to progress onto this course if you have an appropriate Level 2 Engineering qualification. You will be required to attend an interview.

Assessment

Continual assessment for NVQs coupled with assignments and/or examinations for the day release programme.

Future opportunities

Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering.

BTEC Level 3 full-time programme.

Further information

For further information about Dudley College and the courses on offer, please visit http://www.dudleycol.ac.uk or contact Student Services on 01384 363 363.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 15 February 2017
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