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Engineering Maintenance

Course Code: AP2, AP3

Level: 2, 3
Subject area: Engineering, Automotive & Marine
Awarding body: City & Guilds
Qualification: Apprenticeship
Course type: Full-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: Two years

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About the course

If you spent much of your childhood making – and breaking(!) things, perhaps you had the early beginnings of an engineer in the making. Engineering Maintenance Apprenticeships at City College Plymouth open the door to jobs in an extremely broad field where you can pursue a career in a variety of sectors. Complex machinery is needed throughout the UK, and indeed the world, and requires a team of dedicated engineers to design, build and then maintain it. Follow a career path as a Maintenance Engineer and you could find yourself working on everything from simple machinery to complex systems for prestigious manufacturers. Maintenance Engineers can choose to follow either an electrical or mechanical engineering path. At City College Plymouth, we’ll take your natural talent and attention to detail and match you with an employer to help you earn while you learn, gaining valuable real-life experience and formal qualifications to give you a competitive edge in the industry. Apprenticeships are for students employed as an apprentice by a local company. At City College Plymouth, you can study an Intermediate Apprenticeship or an Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering Maintenance. The intermediate level is equivalent to five GCSEs at grades A*-C (9-4) and the advanced level is equivalent to three A Levels, providing you with a route to progress to university study in the future.

What you'll learn

The Intermediate Apprenticeship Framework will include:

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma – completed at work with the help of a College assessor.
  • Level 2 Technical Diploma – completed at College with various tutors.
  • Functional Skills for maths, English and ICT level 1 – completed at College.
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) – completed at work alongside the NVQ2.
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) – completed at work and College.

The Advanced Apprenticeship Framework will include:

  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma – completed at work with the help of a College assessor.
  • Level 3 Technical Diploma – completed at College with various tutors.
  • Functional Skills for maths, English and ICT level 2 – completed at College.
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) – completed at work alongside the NVQ3.
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) – completed at work and College.
Entry requirements

Acceptance on the intermediate Apprenticeship will be determined through completion of functional skill entry assessments and a vocational assessment carried out by the engineering team at the College. You will need to first complete the intermediate Apprenticeship in order to progress onto the advanced level.

Assessments/Exams

There will be a mixture of online, written and practical assessments.

What's next?

On successful completion, you may wish to continue your studies by moving onto a higher level Apprenticeship or course. You could also benefit from greatly enhanced job opportunities, whether with your current employer or elsewhere.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2018/19 (August 2018 – July 2019). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2019/20.

Whether or not you've got a work placement lined up, you can apply for and start an Apprenticeship at any time. We'll work with you to make sure you're on the right career path and help match you with a suitable employer. All you have to do is complete and return an application form and our Work-based Learning Team will be in touch.