Higher Apprenticeship in Engineering Manufacturing Technician (Standard)

Higher Education · Part Time Day

01 August 2021 - 31 July 2022
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Level 4

Course overview

This new Higher Apprenticeship is designed for people already working in the engineering sector who have the required experience, or for qualified level 3 apprentices seeking a nationally recognised higher-level qualification.

Why study higher?

The Higher Apprenticeship is equivalent to a Higher National Certificate (HNC) Level 4 qualification. It provides employees/apprentices with specialist technical knowledge and greater experience of advanced engineering techniques, processes and disciplines, further developing your existing skills and also enhancing potential career progression.

The course is delivered by Bishop Auckland College’s specialist engineering training centre South West Durham Training (SWDT) based in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham. SWDT is rated "Outstanding" by Ofsted, the last inspection report included the following findings:

"Leaders and managers place learners at the heart of all that they do so that all learners can reach their full potential."
"Workshop sessions are well organised and closely mirror real working environments. Staff promote health and safety well and learners have a good understanding of risk assessment."

"The training centre is very well equipped with particularly good resources. There is ample provision of high-quality traditional engineering equipment in well-planned workshop areas."

If you are an employer either looking to recruit a new apprentice or wanting to upskill and existing member of staff, the Higher apprenticeship can be funded through your Apprenticeship Levy or government funding. If you are the employee, you can discuss this qualification with your employer.

Full time apprentices will typically spend 42 months on-programme working towards the occupational standard, with a minimum of 20% off-the-job training. All apprentices must spend a minimum of 12 months on-programme.

Assessment methods:
The individual assessment methods are graded (Distinction, Pass or Fail) and include:
1. Observation with questioning
2. Professional discussion supported by portfolio of evidence
3. Performance at the end point assessment (EPA) will determine the overall apprenticeship standard grade.

For further details contact our Business Development Team at bdteam@swdt.co.uk or call 01325 313194.

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