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Engineering (Technical) Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship

Course Overview

On the Advanced Level Apprenticeship you could work as an Mechanical or Electrical Engineer carrying out precision work or become a Maintenance Engineer, carrying out planned and emergency fault diagnosis and maintenance, testing and repairing electronic equipment and circuits/communications equipment/instrumentation and control equipment, servicing equipment and carry out quality inspections. You could also work as a Project Manager, planning, organising, securing and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project objectives.


What topics are covered?

Mandatory units:

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


Optional pathways:

  • Engineering practices
  • Machining
  • Machining CNC
  • Fitting and assembly
  • Mechanical overhaul and test
  • Technical support
  • Engineering drawing
  • Quality control
  • Computer Control Programming
  • Integrated Business Operational support

What are the entry requirements?

Colour Blindness Test
Specific Engineering Initial Assessment
A minimum of 4/5 Full GCSE grades A* – C, including
mathematics (advanced and not intermediate) at
grade B or above.

What qualifications will I gain?

Year 1

BTEC Diploma in Mechanical engineering plus the opportunity to study towards the Performing

Engineering qualification PEO Level 2

Year 2

BTEC Diploma in Mechanical engineering plus study towards your ERR and PLTS

Year 3

NVQ Extended Diploma and progress onto HNC in Mechanical Engineering

Year 4

Complete NVQ Extended Diploma in the workplace and HNC in Mechanical Engineering

Functional Skills in English Level 2

Functional Skills in Maths Level 2

Functional Skills in ICT Level 2


Who is the awarding body?

Competence – EALKnowledge - BTEC

How will I learn?

The performance units (NVQ) are entirely practical-based and assessed in the workplace.
The knowledge units (Technical Certificate) are delivered in the College and assessed by a combination of online assessments, short answer questions and written assignments.

How will I be assessed?

Year 1 is 4 days per week at college plus exams

Years 2– 4 are assessment in the workplace with college day release plus exams


What can I do after this course?

Successful candidates could start an HND or a degree.


What else do I need to know?

The course duration is 48 months.

Where can I find out more information?

For advice or more details please telephone 01225 312191 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk. You may also visit our Student Advice Centre.

If you have a learning difficulty or disability, please contactAdditional Learning Support to arrange additional help.

How do I apply?

Search for vacancies on our Vacancies page or fill out our registration of interest form.

For more information, please call or email our Apprenticeship team on 01225 328683 or apprenticeships@bathcollege.ac.uk.

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