This Modern Apprenticeship programme covers both the practical work based skills, as well as, the academic underpinning knowledge required to work within the manufacturing engineering industry.
Over the duration of the programme, candidates will be assessed in their normal working environment to satisfactorily complete the PEO level 2 SVQ and the Level 3 SVQ in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering. The PEO level 2 must be completed prior to starting the Level 3 award.
Candidates will also be required to attend college on a day release basis for the duration of the programme. Whilst at college, the candidates will study towards the completion of the NC Manufacturing Engineering award. The National Certificate course provides fundamental knowledge and practical skills required to progress within the manufacturing engineering discipline.
The PEO level 2 SVQ consists of 8 units, 3 mandatory and 5 optional. The 3 mandatory units include, Complying with Statutory Regulations and Organisational safety requirements, Working efficiently and effectively in engineering and Using and communicating technical Information. The 5 optional units will be selected to suit the needs of the employer, ensuring that the candidate develops skills matching his/ her daily work.
The Level 3 SVQ focuses on industry specific manufacturing skills deemed appropriate to the candidate and employer needs.
The National Certificate course could include the following subjects: Communication Core Skill Unit, Mathematics: Craft 1, Engineering: Using Information Technology, Computer Aided Draughting (CAD) for Engineers, Engineering Manufacturing Processes, Engineering Dimensional Control, Engineering Materials, Engineering Material Removal Principles, Engineering Quality: An Introduction, Graphical Engineering Communication, Industrial CNC Machining, Mechanical Engineering Principles
Successful completion of each subject involves a number of written and practical assessments.
On completion of the Modern apprenticeship programme, candidates will be qualified and appropriately skilled to work in the Manufacturing engineering industry as time served Manufacturing engineers.
With suitable experience candidates could progress to Supervisor/Foreman level working within the manufacturing industry serving sectors that includes: Oil and Gas, Automotive, Aerospace or Renewables industries.
Candidates must be employed within the Engineering industry with a focus on manufacturing engineering on manufacturing engineering