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Mechanical Manufacturing

Course Code: AP2, AP3


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

Do you want to become a mechanical engineer in the manufacturing industry? The intermediate and advanced mechanical manufacturing Apprenticeships at City College Plymouth will provide you with all the training and on-the-job learning you need to get there. These Apprenticeships cover different areas of mechanical manufacturing. As an apprentice you will work alongside skilled engineers, who will be helping you to develop your abilities using machinery and equipment to either make or repair items. Your duties may include making components by different processes such as grinding, milling or turning, fitting components to mechanical assemblies, repairing and modifying mechanical assemblies and checking that completed assemblies comply with specifications. There are two Apprenticeships available – the intermediate is equivalent to GCSE level and the advanced is equivalent to A Levels. In either programme, you will work under supervision at a local manufacturing or engineering company, earning a wage or training allowance while you combine on-the-job training and assessment with attendance at the College. This will lead to a suite of recognised qualifications, including NVQs in mechanical manufacturing and functional skills (English and maths).

What you'll learn

The Intermediate Apprenticeship Framework will include:

  • NVQ Level 2 in Mechanical Manufacturing.
  • Functional Skills in maths, English and ICT.
  • ERR – Employee Rights and Responsibilities.
  • Personal Learning and thinking skills (PLTS) – Independent enquiry, creative thinking, reflective thinking, team working, self-management and effective participation.

The Advanced Apprenticeship Framework will include:

  • NVQ Level 3 in Mechanical Manufacturing.
  • Functional Skills in maths, English and ICT.
  • ERR – Employee Rights and Responsibilities.
  • Personal Learning and thinking skills (PLTS) – Independent enquiry, creative thinking, reflective thinking, team working, self-management and effective participation.
Entry requirements

Acceptance on this Apprenticeship is via initial assessment.

Assessments/Exams

Assessment is continuous, both on and off the job.

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 2017/18 (August 2017 – July 2018). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2018/19.

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.