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Mechanical Engineering Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)

The Engineering Manufacture framework is designed to provide the skills, knowledge and competence requirements to operate at operator, semi-skilled, craft or technician level as appropriate within the following engineering sub-sectors: Automotive, Aerospace, Electronics, Mechanical, Marine, Electrical, Metal goods and other transport equipment.

E: apprenticeships@keighleycollege.ac.uk
T: 01535 685035

When Flexible start datesDurationBetween 36 - 48 months
LevelLevel 3AttendanceFull time employment with day release time

2 NVQ’s available

Level 3 NVQ Extended Diploma in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering (QCF)

  • Machining
  • CNC Machining
  • Machine Tool setting
  • Fitting & Assembly
  • Pipe Fitting & Assembly
  • Composite Manufacture Engineering
  • Mechanical Overhaul and test
  • Spring making
  • Photonics Engineering

Level 3 NVQ Extended Diploma in Engineering Maintenance(QCF)

  • Mechanical
  • Electrical or Electronic
  • Engineered Systems (Mechanical/Electrical)
  • Services Maintenance
  • Lift Service & repair
  • Communications Electronics
  • Servicing Medical Equipment
  • Instrumentation and Control

As part of this qualification the learner is required to complete 3 mandatory units plus 3 technically specific Performing Engineering Operations level 2 units.

Mandatory units

  • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements
  • Using and interpreting engineering data and documentation
  • Working efficiently and effectively in engineering

Optional Units

  • Producing components using hand fitting techniques*
  • Preparing and using lathes for turning operations*
  • Preparing and using milling machines*
  • The cost to add 2 extra units is £956.25
  • Preparing and using CNC turning machines
  • Preparing and using CNC milling machines
  • Wiring and testing electrical equipment and circuits
  • Assembling and testing electronic circuits

*any of these can be replaced with the electrical units if preferred

Technical Certificate

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering (QCF)

Health & Safety in the Engineering Workplace
Mechanical Principles and Applications
Engineered Project (Double)
Mathematics for Engineering Technicians
Communications for Engineering Technicians

2nd Year

  • Properties and Applications of engineering materials
  • Computer Aided Drafting for Technicians
  • Applications of mechanical systems in engineering
  • Electro, Pneumatic and Hydraulic systems and devices
  • Mechanical measurement and inspection techniques
  • Electrical and electronic principles

Functional Skills qualifications:

– Level 2 Functional Skill in English
– Level 2 Functional Skill in Maths
– Level 2 Functional Skill in ICT
+ Employment Rights and Responsibilities
+ Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Skilled machinist, CNC machinist, Tool maker, Mechanical maintenance fitter, Workshop technician, Quality engineer, Production engineer, Design engineer.

Entry onto this qualification is subject to successful completion of initial assessments. GCSEs grades A*-C in English, Maths and ICT are essential.

The course is delivered on a day release basis at college.

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Keighley College

Bradford Road, Keighley
West Yorkshire BD21 4HQ United Kingdom

Tel: 01535 685000
Student Absence Line: 01535 685109 / attendance@keighleycollege.ac.uk
Email: enquiries@keighleycollege.ac.uk

Exams Email: exams-KLY@leedscitycollege.ac.uk