Level 3 Apprenticeship NI in Engineering

This Apprenticeship gives you the training and skills required for working in the engineering industry or for progressing to further study.

Academic Year: 2023/24
Course Code: 10146
Campus: Bangor, Downpatrick, Lisburn
Study Type: Full-Time
Education Level Further Education
Department: Manufacturing & General Engineering

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Course Overview
This course aims to develop the practical skills and knowledge which are essential for working in the engineering industry.  Successful completion will lead to the award of a City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Engineering – Fabrication and Welding (SERC Professional Skills Centre) OR a Pearson BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Lisburn & Bangor) AND an ETA Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Engineering.

BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering

Subjects studied may include:

  • Health and Safety in the Engineering Workplace
  • Communication for Engineering Technicians
  • Mathematics for Engineering Technicians
  • Engineering Secondary & Finishing Techniques
  • Electro, Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems & Devices
  • Computer Aided Drafting in Engineering
  • Engineering Secondary and Finishing Techniques
  • Fabrication Processes & Technology
  • Selecting & Using Programmable Controllers
  • Applications of Computer Numerical Control in Engineering
  • Electronic Measurement & Testing
  • Mechanical Measurement & Inspection Techniques


C&G Level 3 Diploma in Engineering-Fabrication & Welding

  • Engineering Health and Safety
  • Engineering Principles
  • Principles of Fabrication & Welding
  • MIG Welding of Materials 
  • TIG Welding of Materials
  • Plate Work Fabrication of Materials

As a student you will spend one day/week in College and 4 days/week with your employer

You are employed and wish to pursue a career in either Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering, Engineering Maintenance or Fabrication and Welding Engineering

About a range of engineering processes including welding, fabrication and machining

The industry standard equipment for developing your practical skills and knowledge

Successful completion can lead to further study at Level 4 or Level 5

Student must be employed within the sector and to have successfully completed EITHER the Level 2 Apprenticeship in Engineering or Fabrication and Welding OR the Level 2 Skills for Work in Engineering or Fabrication and Welding

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Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

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