Young Apprenticeship in EngineeringAppleby Heritage Centre
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This 2-year programme is aimed at young people starting year 10, who are motivated to progress onto engineering in its widest form age 16 onwards.
The programme will be managed by Appleby Heritage Centre and tutored by Richard Hopkins, Jon Robinson, Adrian Butterworth and Peter Fish.
Nationally the first groups of Young Apprentices have now completed their programmes. It appears that most young people have progressed on to the further training, education or apprenticeship that they wanted.
Overview of the Young Apprenticeship Programme
- 31/2 days per week
- Maths, English, ICT, Science
- Careers advice and all other National Curriculum requirements
Appleby Heritage Centre (AHC)
- 1 day (which is likely to be an extended day) at AHC
- Working towards the Performing Engineering Operations (PEO) Level 2
- This qualification is worth 294 academic points
- Other related Qualifications
- 50 days work experience over the 2 years, which will consist of engineering visits, working with engineers on sites and other relevant tasks
(Work Experience 50 days - see detailed paragraph below)
* Performing Engineering Operations (PEO)
- Unit 1 Working safely in an Engineering Environment
- Unit 2 Developing Yourself and Working with others in Engineering
- Unit 3 Using and Communicating Technical Information
- Unit 4 Producing mechanical engineering drawings using a CAD system
OPTIONAL UNITS - Two from:
- Producing components using hand fitting techniques
- Preparing and using lathes for turning operations
- Maintaining mechanical devices and systems
- Preparing and using manual metal arc welding equipment
The students will also work 31/2 days per week in school towards GCSE’s in English, Maths, Science and ICT, as a minimum.
The programme will also consist of at least 50 days work experience over the 2 years. The rest of the time will be spent learning practical engineering at Appleby Heritage Centre. The students will also go on visits to engineering/manufacturing sites.
At the end of the programme the students will achieve Level 2 in PEO, Young Apprenticeship Completion Certificate, plus basic first aid, manual handling and 4 practical GCSE’s, which would give options to continue on into an apprenticeship, 6th form or college.
During the programme students will have access to specialist careers advice from Connexions advisers.
Students must apply for this programme as places are limited, only 15 in Eden, and there will be a lot of interest.
The selection process will be fair and robust and we do encourage girls who are interested in engineering to apply for places on this programme.
All entrants must have achieved:
- key stage 2 SATs results at Level 4 in Maths, Science and English (or higher);
a combined Key Stage 3 Teacher Assessment Score of 14 or higher
(that is, a combination 5, 5 and 4 from Maths, Science and English assessments);
attendance and behaviour at the level of the average for the Year 9 at the school;
evidence that the parents or guardians support the pupil’s choice (letter of consent
students must have an interest in Engineering and be considering Engineering as a
In addition, young people meeting at least one of the first two requirements and who are already motivated to progress on to work-based learning at age 16 or to other vocational programmes may be considered.
Work Experience 50 days over 2 years is made up as follows:
- 1/2 day out of school per week
- 5 days of normal Year 10 work experience
- some weekend and holiday times to be agreed and arranged
- visits to employers and other relevant organisations
The programme will consist of 11/2 days per week out of school, working towards the City & Guilds Performing Engineering Operations (PEO)* qualification, at Level 2. We will also include basic first aid and manual handling training.