59042 Apprenticeship in Engineering (Maintenance/Mechanical Engineering)

Wakefield College
In Wakefield
  • Wakefield College

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My journey began back in 2013 when I enrolled on to the public services course at Wakefield College (Thornes Park). Even though I completed the full year I realised this course wasn’t for me so I enrolled on to another course the year after ...

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  • Vocational qualification
  • Wakefield
  • Duration:
    2 Years
  • When:
    Flexible
Description

If you are a highly-motivated individual with a passion for technology and employed in the maintenance/mechanical aspects of the engineering industry then this is the course for you. This programme will help you to achieve high level skills in purpose-built workshops at College while gaining on-the-job experience with an employer.

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Wakefield
Margaret Street, WF1 2DH, West Yorkshire, England
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Frequent Asked Questions

· What are the objectives of this course?

The objectives of this course is to help you to achieve high level skills in purpose-built workshops at College while gaining on-the-job experience with an employer.

· Who is it intended for?

This course is intended for highly-motivated individual with a passion for technology and employed in the maintenance/mechanical aspects of the engineering industry then this is the course for you.

· Requirements

3 GCSEs at A*-D (or new grade 9-3), including English and a science AND Level 1 numeracy qualification If you do not have these, we can assess your current level of literacy/numeracy

· What marks this course apart?

You will study the practical skills required for completing NVQ Level 2 in Performing Engineering Operations.

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24/02/2016
What I would highlight My journey began back in 2013 when I enrolled on to the public services course at Wakefield College (Thornes Park). Even though I completed the full year I realised this course wasn’t for me so I enrolled on to another course the year after called progression pathway which helped me decide what was best for me. This course taught me how to put a CV and cover letter together, it also gave me the skills on how to perform at an interview. We also learnt what it could be like in the working environment. But most off all throughout this course they helped me gain two work placements, the first being a teaching assistant where I helped out with classroom activities, I found this really rewarding as I was helping out young students develop in education. My second placement was working at Burberry in Castleford in the Engineering department; I really enjoyed this role because it was a physical job where I got to use my hands but also took a lot of thinking and problem solving. While I was working in this department I showed willing, had good initiative and got along with everyone there. As I finished my work placement I went back to college to continue with the course. After a few months I had a phone call from the Engineering manager that told me I did really well on my placement and was invited for an interview for the chance of gaining an apprenticeship within the Engineering department at Burberry. A few days Passed by and I received phone call to announce my success of getting the Engineering apprenticeship, after the call I got asked to go down to London to start my week long induction and meet the other apprentices from other areas of Burberry. Whilst I was there I had to learn many things about the company and see how it worked, we had to complete many tasks and activities. When I started my job at Burberry as a mechanical engineer I needed to learn all aspects of textile machinery, whilst working for Burberry I am currently at Wakefield College Day release doing my PEO level 2 Mechanical Engineering to progress onto an ONC in mechanical engineering. This shows my road to success and little bit off hard work and determination goes a long way.

What could be improved Nothing bad.

Would you recommend this course? Yes.
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What you'll learn on the course

Business English
Employment Law
IT
English
Mechanical Systems Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Materials Engineering
Maths
Technology
Engineering
Maintenance Engineering
Business English
Maintenance Engineering

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Faculty Engineering
Faculty Engineering
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Course programme

What you will study

You will study the practical skills required for completing NVQ Level 2 in Performing Engineering Operations (Mechanical Engineering). Alongside this you will gain the Diploma in Engineering Technology (Maintenance Engineering) and study Employee Rights and Responsibilities, and Functional Skills in English, Maths and IT.

Maths and English (and sometimes IT) are key elements of apprenticeship programmes and if you do not already have a GCSE at grade A*-C in these subjects you will be required to study Functional Skills at the appropriate levels.

Skills in Maths and English will support your apprenticeship programme, assisting you with assignment writing, research, job applications, presentations, managing your own finances and interpretation of data, to mention just a few. They will also help you in the future. Most employers are looking for ability in these areas and the majority of university courses require you to have Maths and English GCSEs at A*-C. This is why the development of Maths and English is so important, whatever your field of study.

Additional information

Further study You could progress to NVQ Level 3 courses in Engineering, followed by an HNC/HND or a Foundation Degree. Career opportunities The NVQ Level 2 qualifies you to undertake a craftsman role within engineering.