Course Information

Level 3 Engineering Apprenticeship

Sessions

Below are the sessions that are available for this course.

Part-Time
Campus: Dungannon
Week Starting: 07 September 2020
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 34
Hours per Week: 7
Total Hours: 230
Fee: N/A
Places Available: 20
Course Coordinator: John.Curry@swc.ac.uk

Part-Time
Campus: Omagh
Week Starting: 07 September 2020
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 34
Hours per Week: 7
Total Hours: 230
Fee: N/A
Places Available: 20
Course Coordinator: david.patrick@swc.ac.uk

Part-Time
Campus: Technology And Skills Centre
Week Starting: 07 September 2020
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 34
Hours per Week: 7
Total Hours: 230
Fee: N/A
Places Available: 20
Course Coordinator: Dermot.McSorley@swc.ac.uk

Description

The Level 3 Engineering Apprenticeship will provide learners with a range of technical skills and knowledge enabling them to either gain employment or progress into further training within the Manufacturing or Maintenance Engineering sector. Although learners are likely to have already completed a Level 2 Certificate or Diploma in Engineering, they can progress directly into the Level 3 qualification.The qualification includes mandatory and optional units, allowing learners to specialise in one of a number of engineering disciplines. Those available at South West College include Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering, Welding and Fabrication, and Maintenance, Installation and Commissioning.

Additional Information

You will be required to complete Essential Skills in Literacy, Numeracy and ICT if you do not have a GCSE grade C or Level 2 Essential Skills in English, Maths and Information Technology. Optional units can be undertaken to support the pathway chosen and company/job requirements.

Course Content

The following pathways are available on the Level 3 Apprenticeship Programme:_x000D_ 1. Maintenance Engineering_x000D_

  • a) Maintenance technology
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  • b) Hydraulics, pneumatics
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  • c) Electrical Maintenance
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  • d) PLC programming
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  • e) Mechatronics
  • _x000D_ _x000D_ 2. Fabrication and welding _x000D_
  • a) MIG and MMA welding (with Coded welding options)
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  • b) Producing Plate work assemblies
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  • c) Thermal and Plasma cutting
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  • d) Drilling, folding and sawing operations
  • _x000D_ 3. Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering_x000D_
  • a) Setting centre lathe and milling machines
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  • b) Using centre lathe and milling machines
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  • c) Principles of Mechanical Manufacturing
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  • d) Fitting and Assembly
  • _x000D_ _x000D_ 4. Technical support_x000D_
  • a) Producing Engineering Drawings/Models using 3D Computer Aided Techniques
  • _x000D_ Essential Skills and Broader transferable skills to support working in an engineering environment. _x000D_

    Optional Modules

    Optional units can be undertaken to support the pathway chosen and company/job requirements.eg._x000D_

  • Programmable Logic Control
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  • Centre lathe and Milling operations
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  • CNC programming and Operation
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  • Fluid power (Hydraulics and Pneumatics)
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  • PLC programming
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  • Mechatronics
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  • Preventive maintenance techniques
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  • Fault diagnosis
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  • Plate work fabrication
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  • MIG MMA or TIG welding
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  • Maintaining pneumatic and hydraulic systems
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  • Power control engineering
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  • Testing
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  • CAD
  • Assessment Method

    Achievement of this qualification will be assessed via a combination of knowledge testing in the format of multiple choice questions under exam conditions and practical assessments. Practical assessments will be assessed on work based evidence and direct observation in the workplace.

    Progression Opportunities

    Completion of Level 3 Engineering enables career progression to Level 5 Higher Level Apprenticeships in Engineering in the following disciplines:

  • Mechatronics
  • Manufacturing Engineering.
  • Alternatively, a Higher National Certificate Level 4 in Engineering is available.

    Entry Requirements

    All candidates will require a participating employer. Candidates will usually require a related Level 2 qualification and Essential Skills Numeracy and Literacy at Level 1 or above. Adult entrants will be considered if they have appropriate prior learning and experience.