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Advanced Technician in Engineering – General Engineering (Level 4 Higher Level Apprenticeship)

Pearson BTEC

Course Overview

In year 1 of the apprenticeship, apprentices undertake study of a module in Engineering Mathematics, which consolidates and builds upon the apprentices understanding and knowledge of mathematics. Students also study the application of science in engineering through an Engineering Science module. Apprentices also undertake study of CAD using industry standard software such as SOLIDWORKS and the application of CAD/CAM in manufacture. In the 2nd year apprentices undertake study of Quality and Process Improvement and Fluid Mechanics. They also study Engineering Design process and apply knowledge and experience to undertake an Engineering project. The apprenticeship delivery model consists of 1 day release (off-the-job) to attend NWRC 9.00am to 6.00pm (8hrs) over 34 weeks and 4 days within the workplace (on-the-job learning). The apprenticeship is completed over 2 years and the technical qualification element is a HNC credit value of 120.The two-year delivery model includes a HNC General Engineering technical qualification and in addition, an optional Level 3 Mathematics module will be delivered in year 1 for those apprentices who require consolidation in the understanding of mathematics.
  • Start Date
    1 Sep 2023
  • Study Mode
  • Duration
    2 Years
  • Campus
    Strand Road

Available Sessions

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    Start Date
  • Course: Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher Level Apprenticeship Advanced Technician in Engineering – General Engineering
    Campus: Strand Road
    Type: Part Time
    Start Date: 01/09/2023

Course Offering

  • Site location Strand Road
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

32 UCAS points at GCE A level with at least one pass in a related discipline, plus pass in GCSE mathematics ( or equivalent ) OR a BTEC level 3 qualification in an engineering discipline.

ROI Requirements

An Irish Leaving Certificate: equivalent to 32 UCAS points (to include mathematics at C3).

Work Placement

You will need to be in employment or about to take up employment in a company relevant to your chosen profession. You can be an existing employee upskilling and moving to a new job role or a newly recruited employee taking up a permanent contract of employment.

What's Next?

Further Study

If pathways to HLA level 6 - 7 studies exist then participants may wish to consider continuing their progression as a Higher Level Apprentice The course will provide you with the opportunity to progress to HE programmes at university including BEng Hons in Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Mechatronic Engineering, Renewable Energy. Your Future Career The course will enable you to seek employment as Higher Engineering Technicians and Incorporated Engineers in the local engineering/manufacturing industry.


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