Fabrication and Welding Engineering Advanced Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship Sector: 
Engineering & Manufacturing
Apprenticeship Type: 
Apprenticeships
Supporting Information: 

NVQ Extended Diploma LEVEL 3


Will specifically relate to what you are doing in company and your assessment will be based on the jobs that you naturally do for your employer. There are a wide range of pathways to choose from.


Possible pathways include:

• Manual Welding
• Sheet Metalworking
• Plateworking

Before commencing the Level 3 units within the Extended Diploma it is required that three Level 2 units are completed
off the job at OTC on a day or block release basis. These units will give initial training to support the Level 3.
 

FUNCTIONAL SKILLS
 

The three Functional Skills are: Mathematics, English and ICT at Level 2. You may be exempt from these, dependant on the GCSE grades you gained in Mathematics, English and ICT.


TECHNICAL CERTIFICATE LEVEL 3


Technical Certificates ensure that you have the requisite knowledge and understanding of the theory behind the subject you are studying. This will be on a day release basis at OTC.


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This ensures an understanding of the Employee & Employer Rights and Responsibilities.


PLTS


The Personal, Learning & Thinking Skills comprises of six groups:

• Independent Enquirers
• Creative Thinkers
• Reflective Learners
• Team Workers
• Self-managers
• Effective Participants

These generic skills, together with the Functional Skills, are
essential to success in life, learning and work.

Brief Apprenticeship Content: 

 

This Engineering Advanced Apprenticeship offers training in practical hand skills and the safe operation of hand and machine tools to  produce components from sheet metal, fabricating and welding.  Training could include producing mechanical drawings using computer aided design (CAD). You will continue to develop your skills with your employer to become a fully skilled engineer to work on your own initiative.


 WHO THE QUALIFICATION IS FOR?

This qualification would be appropriate for anyone aged 16 – 24 with an interest in fabrication and welding and is seeking, or already has employment with a local employer. (Funding is also available for adults who are already in employment and working in an appropriate sector).


ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Applicants should preferably have GCSE’s grade A to C in Maths and English and an interest in Engineering. Acceptance onto the programme will be subject to successfully completing an initial assessment and interview.


EMPLOYMENT

We will help you secure a suitable position with a local employer who will support you throughout your Advanced Apprenticeship and pay you a wage. This will be negotiated with your employer at the start of your Advanced Apprenticeship.


ASSESSMENT

The NVQs will be assessed through a combination of observations of your performance; evidence collected during day or block release to OTC and in the workplace and knowledge questions.


PROGRESSION

Candidates who complete this qualification can progress onto a Higher Education including Higher National Diploma, Degrees or Management qualifications.


HOW DO I APPLY?

If you wish to apply now please complete the online application form. If you are interested and want to find out more complete the enquiry form below or contact the Recruitment department, who will be happy to discuss the programme with you and answer any questions you may have. Our contact details are:

 

OTC

Lees Road

Lees

Oldham

OL4 1JP

Tel: 0161 624 5360