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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

About the course

This course aims to provide a broad based education in the essential aspects of electrical/electronic engineering and is designed for those wishing to obtain a qualification at Technician Level 3. In the final year of this course learners will be offered the option of studying the subjects Three Phase Supply Systems and Electrical Technology OR Analogue & Digital Electronics. The course begins with an introductory period covering the fundamentals of Mathematics, Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally be over 16 years of age and have achieved either: GCSE passes in four subjects at A, B or C grades, preferably including mathematics and double science or another technologically-based subject, or a BTEC Level 2. Other entry qualifications include: Electrical Installation courses, O levels, RAF courses. (All subject to an interview and accreditation of prior learning particularly for mature learners).


BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Technologies (Electrical).

What you'll learn (core modules)

A range of subjects are studied over the two years these could include: Electrical and Electronic Principles; Principles and Applications of Microcontrollers; Principles and Applications of Electronic Devices and Circuits; Communications for Engineering Technicians; Health and Safety in the Engineering Workplace; Mathematics for Engineering Technicians; Further Mathematics for Engineering Technicians; Further Principles Electrical and Electronic Principles; Programmable Logic Controllers; Engineering Project (preferably work based); In addition, Principles and Operation of Three-Phase Systems; and Electrical Technology OR Analogue Electronics; and Digital Electronics could also be studied.


How will I be assessed?

Through a range of practical activities and written assessments.

Where is the course delivered? (facilities/classrooms)

The course will be delivered at the main site which has a range of state of the art classrooms and practical labs.

Where will this course take me?

Students may progress on to the HNC/HND in Electrical and Electronic Engineering or a Degree in Engineering. The Level Three Diploma is a progression route for the following careers: Maintenance Engineer; Technician Engineer; Design/Development Engineer.

How much will it cost?

Please contact the College for costs for next academic year

If you need help with funding

Please seek further guidance by ringing the College

I'm interested. What should I do now?

Click on the link and apply today, that way we can get you a place on the course and then we will arrange a telephone interview.

Days & times

Starting 13/09/2022
Tuesday 09:00 - 18:30

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