What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?
This Higher Apprenticeship programme offers a practical approach by combining an academic HNC course with a workplace assessed NVQ 4. This course will develop your underpinning knowledge and help you to gain experience of devising and directing engineering projects.
What topics will I study?
Topics will include:
• Analytical Methods for Engineers
• Engineering Science
• Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation
• Electrical and Electronic Principles
• Engineering Design
• Quality and Business Improvement
• Programmable Logic Controllers
• Electrical Power
• Advanced Computer Aided Design Techniques
• Principles and Applications of Microcontrollers
Optional topics include:
• Mechanical Principles
• Manufacturing Planning and
• Fluid Mechanics
• Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing
• Materials Engineering
What experiences will I get?
You will benefit from links with companies across Devon and gain invaluable skills within industry.
What are the entry requirements?
Learners must have completed an Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering and should ideally have English and Maths GCSE’s at Grade C/4 and above.
What facilities are there?
Apprentices have access to all facilities across college, in particular the new state of the art equipment the Technology Centre has to offer. These include the college Learning Resource Centres and the College Gym.
What can the course lead on to?
This Apprenticeship provides a solid platform for anyone wishing to progress in a career in Electric or Electronic Engineering. It is designed to lead you to the higher levels of management and develops opportunities to progress to an HND or degree level course.
Are there any additional costs?
What support can I get?
You will have a dedicated Skills Officer who you can contact at any time. They will visit you in the workplace every 10 weeks to carry out a progress review with you and your employer.
What will this training cost me?
This can vary depending on the age of the Apprentice and the size of an organisation. There will be no cost to the Apprentice.