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Key Details

  • Available at:
    Llangefni, Rhyl
  • Study Mode:
    Full-time
  • Course Length:

    1 year

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Engineering Craft Level 3

Full-time (Further Education)

Please note: We recommend that you have access to a laptop or Chromebook to enable coursework to be completed digitally at home. There is a dedicated IT Digital Inclusion fund to support those learners who do not have a digital device and are unable to purchase one.

Course Description

This course develops higher skills and knowledge to prepare you for work in a variety of engineering roles in both the technical support and manufacturing industries such as; milling, turning, tool making and maintenance.

The course is a mix of hands-on tasks in industry standard workshops and classroom activities to build understanding of engineering principles.

The qualification is valued by local and international employers and will prepare you for work related progress including full time jobs and apprenticeships.

Entry Criteria

In order to qualify for this course, you will need at least one of the following:

  • Successfully completed Engineering Craft Level 2 or
  • Gained an equivalent vocational level 2 qualification or
  • Gained relevant work experience (considered on an individual basis)

As part of the application process you must attend an interview to discuss the course.

Delivery

The programme will be delivered through a blend of the following:

  • Practical demonstrations
  • Realistic workshop tasks
  • Classroom activities
  • You may need to complete 150 hours of work experience

Your programme will include a combination of:

  • Essential Skills qualifications and/or
  • GCSE resits

Your programme will include a combination of:

  • Essential Skills qualifications and/or
  • GCSE resits and/or
  • The Welsh Baccalaureate
Welsh Baccalaureate

Welsh Baccalaureate is a valuable qualification which is often studied alongside your Level 3 full-time course.

The qualification is graded A*-E, carrying the equivalent UCAS points at Level 3, and equips you with transferable personal and business skills. It is highly regarded by universities and employers alike.

As part of the qualification, you will learn about Global Citizenship, Enterprise and Employability and take part in community engagement and work experience.

Essential Skills

This may include a combination of Application of Number, Communication, Digital Literacy and Essential Employability Skills

GCSE resits

This may include GCSE Numeracy/Maths and/or Welsh/English Language.

Maths & Welsh/English

If you don't achieve a C or above in Maths and/ or English/Welsh, we will support you to retake these subjects as part of your study programme.

Assessment

The programme will be assessed through a blend of the following:

  • Practical assessment
  • Online assessment
  • Oral questioning
  • Written questions
  • Short learner task sheets for you to complete independently

Progression

You could progress onto the following:

  • Engineering Apprenticeships (Apprenticeship Level 3 in Engineering)
  • Employment

The qualification is valued by employers and will prepare you for work-related progress.

Apprenticeships and Higher Apprenticeships are an attractive option if you are looking for employment in the local area or with larger national companies.

Other details

Course type: Full-time (Further Education)

Level: 3

Programme Area:

  • Engineering

Bilingual:

This programme is available bilingually at the following campus(es):

  • Dolgellau

Engineering

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