Farnborough College of Technology
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About this course

This programme is ideal if you're over the age of 16 looking to begin or continue your career in Engineering.

The programme will include completing the mandatory units as well as shaping to the type of Engineering carried out by your Employer, this can include:

  • Manufacturing
  • Welding/Fabrication
  • Electronic
  • Mechanical

The NVQ is achieved by the creation of a portfolio of evidence from the workplace and supported by regular on site assessments. You will attend Farnborough College of Technology once a week to learn the underpinning knowledge and develop your skills. In addition, there are regular progress monitoring and support visits to the workplace.


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If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.

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Studies include

What modules are covered?

What does the Apprenticeship cover?
The programme covers a range of practical skills and underpinning knowledge and includes the following five components:

1. NVQ3 Extended Diploma in Engineering available in 5 pathways:

  • Fabrication & Welding or
  • Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering or
  • Electrical & Electronic or
  • Technical Support
  • Engineering Maintenance

Mandatory Units

  • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements
  • Using and interpreting engineering drawings and documents
  • Working efficiently and effectively in engineering

Optional Units for Pathways

  • To suit business needs

2. Technical Certificate: BTEC Diploma in Engineering (Level 3)

3. Functional Skills: English, Maths & IT Level 2

4. Employment Rights & Responsibilities Workbook

5. Personal Thinking & Learning Skills

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What Next?

90% of Apprentices go on to further education or full time employment, such as our Higher apprenticeship in Engineering.

For further course information or to recruit an Apprentice, please contact us on 01252 407299.


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Entry Requirements

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

The entry criteria states you must be 16 or over with GCSEs A*- C or 9 - 4 in Maths and English. GCSE’s will be considered along with the results of an initial assessment.

Please note: You may be required to complete an additional academic year if you have not already achieved a Performing Engineering Operations Level 2 qualification.

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