What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?
This Higher Apprenticeship programme will develop your underpinning knowledge and help you to gain experience of devising and directing engineering projects. The course offers a practical approach by combining an academic HNC course with a workplace assessed NVQ 4.
What topics will I study?
Topics will include:
• Analytical Methods for Engineers
• Engineering Science
• Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation
• Engineering Design
• Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing
• Manufacturing Planning and Scheduling Principles
• Quality and Business Improvement Programmable Logic Controllers
• Materials Engineering
• Advanced Computer Aided Design Techniques
Optional topics will include:
• Mechanical Principles
• Electrical and Electronic Principles
• Fluid Mechanics
• Electrical Power
• Principles and Applications of Microcontrollers
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 at our Technology Centre. 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 build a career as a Manufacturing Engineer and progression to a HND or degree level further training in the field of Manufacturing Engineering.
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.