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Pathway to Apprenticeship (PtA) - Automotive Engineering at Coleg Sir Gar

Course description

Course will include two industry awareness days

Successful completion of the programme will ensure learners are work ready

5 weeks minimum time with an employer for work experince

Course content

This automotive engineering course is a one year full-time course in college incorporating a mandatory five weeks worth of work placement within the industry. Students will study for a minimum of 30 hours per week, and get a non means-tested Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA) grant of £30 per week.  On successful completion of all aspects of the course, students will be provided with a toolkit worth £200.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements are based on:

  • Successful Interview
  • Entrance/initial assessment:  It is expected that candidates will have a minimum of 4 GCSEs D-G including Mathematics and English
  • Must be between 16-24

    The pathways to Apprenticeships programme is part funded by the EU's European Social Fund ( ESF ) through the Welsh Government

    Future opportunities

    Successful completion of the programme will provide skills to be able to progress onto an employed status apprenticeship.

    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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      • Pibwrlwyd is a friendly campus in a rural setting on the outskirts of the market town of Carmarthen which is also the commercial centre for a large and thriving area. The campus is home to a wide range of curriculum that spans further and higher education. Key activities on the campus include Automotive Engineering, Business and Management, Catering and Hospitality, Equine Studies, Animal Science, and Teacher Training. All activities are well supported by resources and facilities including:

        Modern ICT equipment and laboratories
        Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy Salon (Salon Pib)
        A well-stocked Learning Centre / Library
        Merlin’s training restaurant which is open to the public and available for small meetings/seminars
        An indoor riding arena with disabled access as well as an outdoor arena
        State of the art motor vehicle workshops
        An exotic animal care centre which incorporates reptiles, fish and amphibians
        The location, facilities and staff all contribute to creating a close learning community on the campus where everyone is supportive and caring particularly towards the students’ needs.