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Engineering Manufacture Level 3 Apprenticeship - Engineering Maintenance Route at Stoke on Trent College

Course description

These courses cover mechanical manufacture, machining (turning, milling, fitting) or engineering maintenance (electrical, mechanical, fluid power), fabrication and welding, pipe welding, or technical services (draughting, production, quality). Stoke on Trent College has a variety of simulated working environments, and the Learning Resource Centres are designed to help students by offering information technology facilities, workshops and libraries. They combine NVQ and Diploma qualifications along with Functional Skills.

Course content

The course covers engineering operations including machining (turning, milling, fitting) or, fabrication and welding, or pipe welding work. Stoke on Trent College has a variety of simulated working environments and the Learning Resource Centres are designed to help students by offering Information Technology facilities, workshops and libraries. Learning takes place in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Your lecturer is there to help you gain the most from your course.

Entry requirements

Candidates must be 16 years of age or over on entry. No formal entry requirements. To enter this programme you will need to show enthusiasm, commitment and interest in the subject area. You will need to be employed in the industry.


Assessment of the underpinning knowledge is by written assignments, oral questioning and external examination. Assessment of practical skills is measured against recognised industry standards.

Future opportunities

An advanced apprenticeship will improve your employment prospects and career opportunities. You could also progress further to a Higher Apprenticeship at Level 4.

Further information

An Apprenticeship is a high quality, challenging training and development programme to help employees become as effective as possible in their early careers. It includes: employed status and wages, an individual learning plan, life skills, functional skills and a nationally recognised certificate relating directly to their work on completion of the NVQ.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stoke on Trent College directly.

Last updated date: 21 January 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Throughout the year
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Course code: FR0335005/V1


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