Pre-Apprenticeship in EngineeringAdvanced Apprenticeship • Level 3
About the course
The Engineering Pre Apprenticeship - BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering is a one year course. On this course you will study both mechanical and electrical units ensuring you have the underpinning knowledge and skills to pursue a career across multiple engineering disciplines. Alongside studying the theory for the BTEC you will work collaboratively with your peers on an industry based project. Giving you the opportunity to get hands on and manufacture components using a range of manufacturing processes including, milling, turing and 3D printing. Working at part of a team and alongside employers will help develop employability skills that are desired in the workplace today. If you sign up for the course but then secure an apprenticeship, at any point during the year, you will seamlessly transition over onto an apprenticeship course here at Burnley College. The academic work you have produced on this course would all carry over and count towards your apprenticeship. This qualification is aimed at learners who have successfully gone through the Engineering apprenticeship interview process here at Burnley College and preparing for technical and professional roles within a mechanical or electrical discipline. Example of engineering apprenticeships you could interested in; mechatronics maintenance technician, mechanical engineering technician, mechanical fitter and electrical engineer. If you do not secure an apprenticeship whilst on this course you would be given the opportunity to continue your studies and top up to the Extended Diploma in Engineering. The course consists of theoretical and practical units, developing your knowledge and skills required to; enter employment, progress onto higher education or apply for an advanced/higher apprenticeship. Units you will study on the BTEC include; Health and Safety in the Engineering Workplace, Communications for Engineering Technicians, Mathematics for Engineering Technicians, Mechanical Principles of Engineering Systems, Computer-aided Drafting in Engineering, Fabrication Processes and Technology, Electrical Technology, Mechanical Measurement and Inspection Techniques and Electrical and Electronic Principles in Engineering.
You’ll need 5 GCSEs at grades 9–5/4 (A*–C), including Maths and English. You will have also successful gone through two rounds of apprenticeship interviews here an Burnley College.
Health and Safety in the Engineering Workplace, Communications for Engineering Technicians, Mathematics for Engineering Technicians, Mechanical Principles of Engineering Systems, Computer-aided Drafting in Engineering, Fabrication Processes and Technology, Electrical Technology, Mechanical Measurement and Inspection Techniques and Electrical and Electronic Principles in
Careers & Progression
This course will prepare you for the work place or advanced/higher apprenticeships. On successful completion of the course and further study, typical careers include Mechanical Engineer, CNC operator, Aerospace Engineers, Aerospace Engineering Technicians, Toolmaker, Aircraft Fitter, Electrical Engineer, Engineering Craft Machinists, Design and Development Engineers, Mechatronics Maintenance Technician, and Composites Engineer.
Extra curricular activities
You will have the opportunity to attend a range of trips, visits and guest speaker seminars. Previous trips have included, volunteering project in Thailand, a number industry trips in and around East Lancashire, paintballing, tour of Manchester City's stadium and the Museum of Science and Industry