This apprenticeship develops the skills needed to perform successfully at a high level in mechanical enginering.
Typical roles are Mechanical Design and Development Engineer, Manufacturing Technician, Production Technician, Mechanical Testing Technician. Apprentices will spend time attending classes at the college, typically delivered one day per week in term time.
It covers the development of skills in:
- applying higher level technical knowledge
- operating at a higher technician level
- specifying and applying varying degrees of theoretical concepts
- understanding a complex range of mathematical, scientific and engineering/manufacturing principles and processes.
Apprentices need to have completed an Engineering Level 3 Apprenticeship.
Apprentices need to have experience in their chosen field to allow them to meet the rigours of the programme.
Higher Apprenticeship in Engineering Level 4
Apprentices need to produce a portfolio of evidence which will be assessed by a qualified assessor. They will take exams and a qualification that cover the knowledge aspects of the programme.
Apprentices are required to meet target dates for completion of work set by their assessor throughout their programme; this requires some work to be completed in their own time.
Apprentices need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week, with an employer who is willing to support the candidate through the apprenticeship. For those not currently in suitable employment, Newbury College can provide a list of current apprenticeship vacancies.
Achievement of this apprenticeship means apprentices have achieved some components of a Level 4 Foundation Degree. It couldl lead to progression onto HND Level 5 and further Higher level apprenticeships including the Degree apprenticeship in Engineering. Achievers can apply for Incorporated Engineer status.