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Electrical / Electronic Engineer - Advanced Apprenticeship at West Anglia Training Association

Course description

You will complete a combination of on and off the job training over a four year period. You will initially complete basic engineering training (PEO) at your local college on a day release or block basis. This is a practical course giving you a basic knowledge of a wide range of engineering practices. This is followed by a day release Technical Certificate course (Btec). This theory training element will reinforce the practical skills you have learnt on the NVQ. You will be required to complete assignments and sit a end of course exam to prove your competence. You will complete an NVQ Level 3 in Engineering Maintenance in your workplace by working with skilled supervisors and producing a portfolio of evidence consisting of Job Write Ups, Observations and Questioning. You will be required to complete the five main Key Skills by a combination of exams and portfolio building. WATA's Technical Training Officers will visit you regularly at college and in the workplace to monitor and assess your programme. You need a 'sponsor company' to complete this course as much of the learning takes place in company. If you are not employed, please visit our website and contact us. WATA can assist you in finding a work placement. We also offer an unemployed Apprenticeship scheme, please search for our Programme Led Pathway Engineering Apprenticeship.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, all candidates will be initially assessed and interviewed by WATA. It is desirable that you have some GCSE’s and it is an advantage if these are in Maths, English&Science subjects, but qualificatio

Financial information

WATA can access Government funding to support this qualification as part of a work based Apprenticeship programme. You will need to be employed to complete this training, your ‘Sponsor Company’ will contribute to the cost of your programme.

Future opportunities

The course offers you a specialist work-based qualification to support a career in electrical and electronic services or to progress onto studying for a level 4 qualification in a related subject such as Electronic Manufacturing. With further training, you could continue to develop your career by working as a Electronics Engineer or fully qualified Electrician. The course is work based which means you can earn and learn at the same time whilst developing the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers in the electrical industries are looking for. You could take this short course with a related GCE or other qualification to prepare for BTEC higher nationals in Electronic Engineering or related degree programmes. Potential Job Occupations: Electrical Engineer Electrical Engineering Technician Electrician Electronic Engineering Technician Electronics Assembler Electronics Engineer

Further information

For further information on NVQ’s and Apprenticeship training, please contact the Youth Training Department at WATA using the contact details above. You can also visit your local Connexions Office for careers advice. To search for Apprenticeship vacancie

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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    • Set on the outskirts of Huntingdon, WATA's main site currently has 4 individual buildings with 16 classrooms and a designated functional skills suite, with a 5th building due to open soon.