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Engineering Apprenticeships

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The UK is once again one of the global leads for Engineering and Manufacture. Our innovation and high quality, together with efficient timescales of delivery make us stand out. The East of England is a powerhouse for the UK economy much of which comes from the outstanding engineering companies in the region.

At West Suffolk College we offer organisations and learners the chance to learn and develop the skills required to ensure engineering remains prominent in the local area. We offer Level 2 to Level 6 and work with employers across many different pathways such as Mechanical, Electrical, Electronic, Maintenance, Welding, Tool Making, Design, Installation etc. Our excellent facilities allow for learning to be conducted in a very supportive environment and our work based team helps to embed that classroom knowledge fully in the workplace.

Engineering Courses for School Leavers

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Engineering at West Suffolk College provides a practical and theoretical introduction to mechanical and electronic engineering, computer aided drawing and microprocessing. You’ll get the skills to help solve the problems of tomorrow – from how aircraft work to the electronics in your mobile phone.

The Level 3 course could earn you enough UCAS points to study engineering at any UK university or take an advanced apprenticeship, working with an engineering firm and career off to an early start.

Engineering Degrees, HNCs & HNDs

Overview of course

This course will give you the skills and knowledge in Mechanical Engineering to improve your knowledge in the electrical field to become a multi-skilled maintenance engineer.  The content follows the EAL L3 Diploma in Engineering Maintenance pathway and combines classroom teaching, practical workshop skills and observations within the workplace to ensure that the skills learned match the demands of your work role.


This course will run at West Suffolk College University and Professional Development Centre starting Monday 8th May and run on a Monday and Tuesday for the duration of the training.

Entry requirements

Delegates require at least a Level 2 in Engineering and be employed within a electrical engineering role.


West Suffolk College Certificate of Attendance.

If delegates wish to undertake the qualification, EAL NVQ Level 3 in Engineering Maintenance (Pathway 1 – Mechanical) this can be achieved alongside this teaching at an additional cost of £3000

Further course detail

Topics covered within the qualification include:

  • Safety
  • Electricity at Work Regulations
  • Isolation
  • Electrical science
  • Cables and terminations
  • Industrial power distribution
  • Control circuits
  • Power circuits
  • Test equipment and techniques
  • Electrical drawings
  • Sensors
  • Motors and motor starting circuits
  • Fault finding techniques


Assessment of EAL NVQ Level 3 in Engineering Maintenance (Pathway 1 – Mechanical) if chosen


Units Delivered/Assessed


  • 001- Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements
  • 002- Using and interpreting engineering data and documentation
  • 003- Carrying out engineering activities efficiently and effectively
  • 004- Handing over and confirming completion of maintenance or installation activities
  • 005- Carrying Out Fault Diagnosis on Mechanical Equipment
  • 006- Maintaining Mechanical Equipment
  • 007- Restoring Mechanical Components to Usable Condition by Repair
  • 009- Carrying Out Preventative Planned Maintenance on Mechanical Equipment


The programme includes written and practical assessments that will be carried out by the assessor throughout the duration of the course.

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For further details or to book please contact us on 01284 716246 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Bookings can be made online by completing the appropriate booking form below:


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Employer Training Individual Enrolment Form 


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