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Engineering – Maintenance, Manufacturing and Technical Services

Engineering – Maintenance, Manufacturing and Technical Services

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Engineering – Maintenance, Manufacturing and Technical Services

This apprenticeship is for those working in the Engineering Maintenance / Manufacturing Sector / Engineering Technical Services.

If not taken as an apprenticeship – cost:

POA

Is this course right for me?

This course consists of:

  • A Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering delivered in Pembrokeshire College over one day per week
  • A technical qualification which is assessed in the workplace
  • Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Literacy Qualifications unless you are exempt

The qualifications you complete will depend on the nature of your job role with your employer, and you will be advised on this following a meeting with a vocational expert.

To apply for an apprenticeship, you must have an employer willing to employ you for the duration of your apprenticeship. Your job role must allow you to plan and organise at least your own work and liaise with others in doing so.

Your employer will need to:

  • Be able to release you one day per week to attend college
  • Provide us with evidence of suitable insurance and evidence of your employment status
  • Be happy to discuss Health and Safety procedures with your assessor
  • Pay you the appropriate national minimum wage, including for college days

Transport: Please note that for apprenticeship courses the college day would normally end anytime between 5pm – 7pm, depending on the apprenticeship pathway you are following. As college buses leave at 4pm, you will need to ensure you have your own transport in place.


Any questions?

If you have any questions about this course, please do not hesitate to contact our work-based learning team on 01437 753 205 or via email j.booth@pembrokeshire.ac.uk
Find out more about starting an apprenticeship on our Frequently Asked Questions page.
  • Two GCSEs at grade C or above to include English Language/First Language Welsh and Mathematics/Numeracy
  • Life skills, experience and maturity are important
  • Each application is considered on individual merit
  • Entry is subject to attending a course information session or informal interview
  • Learners must be at least 16 years old

There are specific requirements for activities you need to be able to carry out in the workplace. After you have applied, an assessor will contact you and your employer to discuss how to meet these requirements.

Pathways:

  • Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering – machining (turning, milling grinding), composites or fitting
  • Engineering Maintenance – mechanical, electrical, engineered systems, instrumentation and control
  • Engineering Technical Support – engineering drawing and quality control

You will be required to complete workshop based practical assessments as well as on-site assessment of your work – including observation, professional discussions and looking at work products. Written assignments on Fundamental Engineering Principles and written reports of jobs you carry out in the workplace will also be a part of your assessment.

Places on Apprenticeship Programmes are limited and subject to capacity. An offer of employment does not guarantee an immediate place in college.

Learners are able to complete either the full qualification or certain units or elements through the medium of Welsh/bilingually. Visit our Welsh Language in the College page to find out what else is available to you.

  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Workplace evidence
  • If taken as an apprenticeship then reviews with your assessor and employer will take place every 1-2 months and you will be expected to have developed your skills and knowledge between each review

Following successful completion of this course learners could look to progress to a higher level course at the College, seek an appropriate Apprenticeship or go directly into employment.

  • No additional equipment required
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Clothing, which you can purchase online before you start the course

Any costs above are approximate and may change. For information on refunds and course cancellations please see the fee policy.

Are you an Employer looking to take on an Apprentice?

Find out more about apprenticeships and the advantages for you as an Employer on our Employer Training page.

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Last updated: 14/11/2023
Disclaimer:
The College takes all reasonable steps to provide the educational services and courses as described above. Details are correct at the time of editing but may be subject to change without prior notice. Courses will not run if student numbers are insufficient. The College has the right to refuse individuals entry to courses in certain circumstances. Prospective students may be advised of more suitable alternatives, if appropriate. The entry requirements stated are those that are normally required to undertake the programme of study.
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