Farnborough College of Technology
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About this course

This training programme is intended for new or existing staff working in or providing support within an engineering environment.

The training is delivered and assessed whilst attending Farnborough College once a week to learn the underpinning knowledge and develop skills in practical workshops. Apprentices are also supported in the workplace with regular progress and reviews.

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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?

The programme covers a range of skills and includes the following five components:

1.NVQ Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations (Level 2): 3 mandatory units to be taken, plus 3 optional units which may vary each year:

Pathway 1: Fabrication & Machining

  • Producing mechanical engineering drawings using a CAD system
  • Preparing and using lathes for turning operations
  • Producing sheet metal components and assemblies / manual welding

Pathway 2: Electronic & Machining

  • Assembling and testing electronic circuits
  • Preparing and using lathes for turning operations
  • Producing sheet metal components and assemblies

2.Technical Certificate: EAL Level 2 Diploma in Engineering and Technology

3.Functional Skills: English & Maths Level 1

4.Employment Rights & Responsibilities Workbook

5.Personal Thinking & Learning Skills

What are the benefits?

Apprenticeships are a proven way of increasing staff retention and productivity. 92% of employers who employ apprentices believe that Apprenticeships lead to a more motivated and satisfied workforce. Apprenticeships enable employers to recruit and train the employees to meet the specific needs of their business.

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Entry Requirements

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

You must be aged 16 and over with GCSEs A* - C in Maths and English.

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