Course Information


Engineering Manufacturing Skills Academy - Apprenticeship

Sessions

Below are the sessions that are available for this course.

Description

The course supports the skills and knowledge development requirements for access into the engineering working environment and contains 3 components: -

  • Engineering qualifications (Combined)
  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations
  • City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Engineering
  • (above cover: Welding , Fitting & Platework) Additional Units including:
  • Hydraulics and Pneumatics
  • CAD
  • PLC’s
  • Essential skills at an appropriate level in:
  • Numeracy
  • Literacy
  • ICT
  • The course supports learner skills and knowledge development for the following pathways: Maintenance Technology; Fabrication and Welding Technology; Electrical and Electronics Technology, Technical Support.

    Additional Information

    1.5 years (Fast Track)

    Course Content

    You will learn

  • Health and Safety in Engineering, how to read and take engineering instructions in order to carryout engineering activities including the following:Welding Produce the following MIG welds to specification in the Flat and Horizontal Vertical position
  • fillet lap joints
  • Tee fillet joints
  • corner joints
  • butt joints
  • Fitting Produce components to specification using such things as
  • measuring and marking
  • sawing
  • filing
  • drilling
  • threading
  • power operated machines
  • Plate work
  • Produce plate work components and assemblies using the following processes:
  • shearing and punching
  • folding
  • oxy-acetylene and plasma cutting
  • welding, mechanical fastenersHydraulics and Pneumatics
  • Understanding the use of Fluid Power within Engineering
  • Design circuits to suit the operation of engineering scenarios
  • Programmable and logical controllers (PLC’s)Wire and test PLCs and learn how to:
  • Use software to program Siemens PLCs
  • Control electro pneumatic circuits and motors
  • Use relay control and a range of sensors
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Understanding 3D design of products which apply to engineering and manufacturing sectors
  • Essential Skills and Broader transferable skills in preparation and to support working in an engineering environment.
  • Core Modules

    Engineering qualifications

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations
  • City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Engineering
  • Combined Units studied: Mandatory
  • Working Safely in an Engineering Environment
  • Engineering Technology
  • Fabrication and Welding Technology
  • Skills Units
  • Producing Components using Hand Fitting Techniques
  • Preparing and using welding equipment
  • Plate work components and assemblies
  • Plus Manufacturing Skills Academy additional units
  • Hydraulics and Pneumatics
  • Programmable and logical controllers (PLC’s)
  • Computer Aided Design

    Optional Modules

    Optional units can be undertaken to support company/job requirements eg. joining and fitting units related to the Public Service Vehicle.

    Assessment Method

    The Mandatory units are assessed by an online multiple-choice assessment. The practical units are assessed by short answer question papers and practical tasks completed in the college workshops.

  • Additional Units- Hydraulics and Pneumatics, CAD and PLC’s are assessed through portfolio assessments and practical tasks.

    Progression Opportunities

    Progression to Fast Track L3 for the following pathways

  • Maintenance Technology
  • Mechanical Manufacture
  • Fabrication and Welding Technology
  • Technical Support.
  • Further post Level 3 progression pathways are HNC Level 4 in Engineering and then the Level 5 Foundation Degree in Engineering (HLA).

    Entry Requirements

    Entry Criteria:- • 5 GCSEs (Grade A-D) to Include GCSE Maths and English • Participating Employer . Professional interview and aptitude test.