Maintenance engineers are expected to have knowledge of a range of engineered systems and components; including mechanical, electrical and fluid power. Planned maintenance activities can range from lubrication to replacing complex components; these techniques are to be applied in a controlled way following procedures and best practice which can come from a maintenance system. In addition to your main study programme you will also engage in activities to develop your English, maths and employability skills.
Engineering and Manufacturing are vital to the UK economy where a variety of businesses operate in an industry that is worth over £1 trillion annually to the UK. This course develops both practical and technical skills to enable students to progress in their chosen field.
Learners will be given the opportunity to develop both their skills and knowledge to design, innovate and analyse solutions that are essential to modern day life.
If you like to explore how simple components and complex machines are designed, made or maintained and are keen to develop both practical and technical skills, then this qualification is for you.
Learners will study theoretical aspects of the subject and apply them to practical tasks. At Level 3 learners will study for either the Advanced Technical Certificate or Diploma depending on their grades from the first year.
This course develops the essential skills and knowledge needed within the field of Mechanical and Electrical Maintenance Engineering. The core units provide a broad range of underpinning hand skills and knowledge needed to function in all industry sectors including mathematics, science, business operations and materials in the process that allows engineers to overcome a range of challenges. This pathway covers the following units:
You will study both the practical use and underpinning knowledge of the subject, which may involve local employers providing real examples as part of the training.
Set sessions consist of a blended learning in theory and practical subjects. Learners will be assessed by external exams at set time periods and a synoptic assessment lasting four weeks.
Applicants with previous experience of engineering technologies will be considered on an individual basis.
Successful learners can progress onto the Advanced Technical Certificate/Diploma in Engineering or onto an Advanced Apprenticeship, which are equivalent to 2 A Levels and available in a number of industry pathways including Manufacturing, Mechanical/Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
Career routes within the Engineering industry include roles within the Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics, Robotics and Maintenance sectors in roles such as Mechanical Engineers.
****Applications for courses starting in September 2023 are now closed****
The application window for full-time courses and joint apprenticeship applications starting in September 2024 opens on Monday 2nd October at 12pm.
Before submitting your online application, make sure you have got an email address which you will check frequently and which is professional and appropriate for this purpose, and use this when you create your account. Submit the application as early as possible and remember to make a note of your USERNAME and PASSWORD details! You will need these later.
We have prepared a step-by-step video guide below – please view this video which will guide you through the application process.
If you have chosen the study programme you would like to apply for then you are almost there. We recommend that you read our handy application tips, watch our video and then make your application.
You can only apply for one full-time programme and one apprenticeship. You can do this together within the same application form, in what is known as a joint application.
Remember, you cannot study more than one core subject. For example, you would not be able to study two full-time programmes in different subjects simultaneously. You would take Plumbing or Music, not Plumbing and Music.
Your subject will be your primary qualification and forms the bulk of your programme of study.
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|Campus / Adult Skills Centre||Colchester Campus|
|Start Date||September 2024|
|Fee(s)||16-18 year olds: Free|
19+ Year 1: £1,410
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