Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3) inMechanical Manufacture

The designated technical certificates underpin the knowledge elements of the competence qualification in this pathway. The knowledge qualifications deliver essential underpinning knowledge which supports the fundamental scientific and mathematical principles to equip apprentices with the understanding required to operate effectively and efficiently at craft and technician level within this sub-sector.

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    Ofsted - Outstanding Provider

Key Facts

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College Code: C-AP3EMO3

Who is this Apprenticeship for?

Entrants to this pathway are likely to primarily be school leavers who have completed their GCSE and/or A level studies, and in some cases relevant vocational activity such as a Pre-Apprenticeship programme or extended work experience. Also candidates who already have Level 2 and who wish to progress to a Level 3.

All candidates must be willing to undertake a course of training both on-the-job and off-the-job and apply this learning in the workplace be keen and motivated to work in a mechanical manufacturing engineering environment.

Course Content

  • NVQ Extended Level 3 Diploma in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Functional Skills in Maths Level 1
  • Functional Skills in English Level 1
  • Functional Skills in ICT Level 1

Assessment Methods

On-programme is the learning phase for apprentices to apply the academic theory to their own organisations and role, and to capture the skills, knowledge and behaviours developed on the programme and in the workplace. To achieve this apprenticeship, it is necessary to complete 20% off-the-job training during the on-programme phase of their apprenticeship, this can be tracked and monitored through our e-portfolio.

Entry Requirements

5 GCSE’s at grade C or above in English, Maths and a Science related subject.

English & Maths

Prior to completing the Apprenticeship, Apprentice must achieve Level 2 maths and English (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C). If Maths & English Functional Skills are required, these are typically taught in college in specialist functional skill classes.

Progression Opportunities

While significant numbers of Advanced Apprentices will seek internal progression to team leader or supervisory roles within their companies, some will want to progress to a Higher Apprenticeship in Engineering; others may decide to opt for a Foundation degree or HNC/HND. More generally, most ex-apprentices aspire to a combination of internal promotion while at the same time undertaking company sponsored qualifications as specified above.

Apprentices will have the opportunity to progress onto the Higher (HNC) L4 Apprenticeship.

Delivery Model

Programme is delivered through a combination of College based training and assessment and day release, alongside work based training and assessments that enable the apprentice to complement the skills that are learnt, developed and used within the workplace with the knowledge gained at college. Average Duration is 36 months.

Payment Breakdown

Levy (via Digital Apprenticeship Service DAS) Non-Levy (direct debit arrangement)
Total cost to employer £12000 £12000
Monthly cost £1000 £1000
End Point Assessment N/A N/A
Payment Terms 12 Months 12 Months

If an employer has less than 50 employees with the apprentice aged 16-18 at the start of training it is fully funded (no cost to the employer).

*All details correct at time of print. Additional costs may apply

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