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ETCAL Mechanical Engineering (Level 2 Apprenticeships NI)

Apprenticeships & Traineeships

Course Overview

Our students work in local industries and are highly sought after.The Apprenticeship NI scheme offers the trainee an opportunity to train in their chosen trade and the employer the chance to develop a highly motivated and committed workforce.The NVQ Level 2 is a two year foundation programme in engineering in which candidates will undergo broad based training in precision machining lathe turning, milling, detail fitting, welding and basic electrical wiring and testing. Our industry standard training facilities enhance your practical learning. In addition candidates will be enrolled on a C&G Level 2 Diploma in an Engineering Technical Certificate. On completion of the Level 2 framework the candidate can progress to Level 3.The programme provides a progression route to higher level qualifications to meet each company/candidates requirements. NWRC supports apprentices to compete in regional, national and WorldSkills competitions which are designed to equip apprentices and students with the world-class skills needed to help UK businesses compete globally. Participation in competition and winning awards enhances the student’s Curriculum Vitae and may lead to exciting employment opportunities.Students who enter programme without Maths, English and ICT at grade C or above must also attend additional essential skills which allows for progression to Level 3.
  • Start Date
    6 Sep 2021
  • Study Mode
  • Duration
    35 Weeks
  • Campus
  • Course Code
    600/0881/7 (City & Guilds), 603/5276/0 (ETCAL)

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Start Date
  • Course: Apprenticeship NI Level 2 Mechanical Engineering
    Campus: Springtown
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 06/09/2021

Course Offering

  • Site location Springtown
  • Dates 06/09/2021 - 16/06/2023
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Course Modules

  • ETCAL Level 2 NVQ Diploma in PEO
  • City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Eng.
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

GCSE Maths and English at Grade C or above. You must also have employment with a N.Ireland registered company confirmed.

ROI Requirements

Leaving Certificate English and Maths at Grade 05 or above. You must also have employment with a N.Ireland registered company confirmed.

Work Placement

As an Apprentice you will already be employed in the Manufacturing Industry.If you are struggling to find employment our dedicated team of Employment Liaison Officers will support you. Our Open Days are also a great opportunity to meet employers.

Fee Information

  • Additional Fees
  • Uniform - £ 20-40 Personal and Protective Equipment

What's Next?

Further Study

Successful candidates can progress into employment or continue to study at Level 4/5 and Degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Career Prospects

This apprenticeship is suitable for those who are currently working within this sector or are looking to gain employment within this sector as a Mechanical or Maintenance Engineer. The UK industry is buoyant at this time and job prospects are positive.Your lecturers have come thought the Apprenticeship and in some cases the Degree in Mechanical Engineering.Salary (this is an average). Starter: £15,000 to £18,000Experienced: £20,000 to £24,000Highly Experienced: £25,000 to £50,000


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