Duration: 39 months

This framework has kept pace with technological change within the mechanical engineering sub-sector and remains highly relevant to skills training needs. It is designed to provide you with the skills, knowledge and competence required to operate at craft or technician level as appropriate within your employment sector.

Advanced Apprentices will work in roles such as;

■ Skilled Machinist

■ Toolmaker

■ Metal Forger

■ Skilled Fitter

■ Composite Technician

■ Pipe Fitter and Assembler

What does the course cover?

■ NVQ Level 3 Extended Diploma in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering

■ Level 3 Diploma in Mechanical Engineering Technology

■ Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths, English and ICT

■ Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

■ Employment Rights and Responsibilities

Examples of optional units include;

Producing mechanical engineering drawings usingg a CAD system, Producing mechanical assemblies, Preparing and using CNC millings machines, Preparing and using CNC fabrication machinery and Setting Milling Machines for Production.