Engineering Manufacturing (Technical Support) - Advanced Apprenticeship
Course Code: WE00003
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Advance your career in engineering manufacturing with this level 3 apprenticeship. Specialising in the area of technical support you will develop the skills and experienced needed to succeed in this highly rewarding industry. Alongside an NVQ in Engineering Technical Support, you will work towards Diplomas in Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering; you will also develop your analytical skills and learn about employer rights and responsibility. B&FC benefits from expert tutors/assessors and world-class industry-standard facilities to support your personal and professional development. At the end of the three years, you could develop your career (and earning potential) further by progressing to one of our degree-level courses.
To do this apprenticeship, you will need a relevant level 2 qualification or 5 GCSEs grades 9-4 (previously A*-C), ideally including English Language and Maths. If you don't have a relevant level 2 qualification you should ideally have some engineering experience; otherwise, the Level 2 Apprenticeship in Performing Engineering Operations might be a better option. We will review everyone on their own merits, experiences and capabilities.
You must be at least 15 to do an apprenticeship (you cannot start until after the last Friday in June of the academic year in which you have your 16th birthday).
You will need to have an assessment, interview and ideally be employed.
Teaching and Learning Methods
We use various teaching methods to allow you to develop high level sector-specific skills. Every four weeks, an assessor will visit you to provide ongoing support and assess your practical skills and competency.
Functional skills are delivered by specialist teachers, who will support you either at College or at your place of work. Specialist learning support is also available if needed.
This is a 3-year apprenticeship, when you will need to work at least 30 hours a week. For 2 of these years, you will come to College 1 day a week to work towards your Technical Certificate – the knowledge-based part of the course.
You will need to complete 20% of your learning outside of the workplace, through knowledge upskilling, assignments and coaching.
Industry Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
All staff involved in the delivery of apprenticeships within the College are approved to train and support the students in the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified, with relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.