Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering (Level 3)

  • This apprenticeship is delivered predominantly within a classroom environment (either as day or block release) where the apprentice is able to access excellent resources to develop their practice.  Assessments of competence are completed within the employer’s premises.
  • The delivery team are vocationally expert and are able to share their knowledge and experience of excellent practice. 
  • The apprentice will be supported throughout the apprenticeship by a dedicated Instructor/Trainer.  The Instructor/Trainer will liaise with the employer to ensure that the progress of the apprenticeship is maintained.  In addition, the apprentice will utilise the support tools within the electronic mapping and tracking tool that the College utilises

Course Content

  • Diploma in Engineering Technology (Level 3)
  • NVQ Diploma in chosen pathway (Level 3)
  • Functional Skills Maths (Level 2) (if required)
  • Functional Skills English (Level 2) (if required)
  • Functional Skills ICT (Level 2) (if required)
  • Modules

    Mandatory units:

    • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements
    • Using and interpreting engineering data and documentation
    • Working efficiently and effectively in engineering

    To tailor the Engineering Intermediate Apprenticeship to the requirements of your company you will chose one of the following six NVQ pathways:

    1. Fabrication and Welding
    2. This programme includes fabrication and welding, manual welding techniques, thermal cutting techniques and understanding computer Aided Drawing (CAD)

    3. Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering
    4. This programme includes using and interpreting engineering data and operating CNC machines.

    5. Engineering Maintenance and Installation
    6. This programme includes carrying out fault diagnosing and maintenance activities on equipment.

    7. Electrical and Electronics Engineering
    8. This programme includes installation of electrical and electronic principals and assembly methods.

    9. Engineering Technical Support
    10. This programme includes working as a team member to develop, design and implement technical support systems.

    11. Engineering Tool Making
    12. This programme includes using a wide variety of machining, welding and hand finishing techniques.

    Entry Requirements

    To have already completed an Intermediate Apprenticeship or have 5 GCSEs including English, Maths and a Science related subject at grade C or above.

    Progression Opportunities

    Job roles including:

    • Fabricator
    • Mechanical Engineer
    • Production Engineer
    • Engineering Maintenance Technician
    • Electrical Engineering Technician
    • Quality Control Inspector
    • Engineering Operative

    Next Steps

    Key Facts



    Course Duration:

    4 Years