Level 2 Apprenticeship NI in Engineering

This course will give you the training and skills required for working in the engineering industry.


Academic Year: 2023/24
Course Code: 10145
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 2 Diploma in Engineering and an ETA Level 2 NVQ in Performing Engineering Operations.

Manufacturing Engineering (Bangor, Lisburn and Downpatrick campuses)

  • Working in Engineering
  • Principles of Engineering Technology
  • Principles of Manufacturing Technology
  • Machine Components using Milling Techniques (Lisburn only)
  • Machine Components using Turning Techniques
  • Fabricating Sheet Metalwork
  • Welding by MIG Process (Bangor & Downpatrick only)  

 Fabrication & Welding Engineering (Nutts Corner campus)

  • Working in Engineering
  • Principles of Engineering Technology
  • Principles of Fabrication & Welding Technology
  • Welding by MIG Process
  • Welding by TIG Process
  • Fabricating Thick Plate, Bar & Sections

CNC Pathway (Bangor campus)

  • Working Safely in an Engineering Environment
  • Working Efficiently and Effectively in Engineering
  • Using and Communicating Technical Information
  • Preparing and using CNC Milling Machines
  • Producing Components using Hand Fitting Techniques
  • Preparing and Using Lathes for Turning Operations
  • Preparing and Using Milling Machines
  • Producing Sheet Metal Components and Assemblies
  • Preparing and Using Semi-automatic MIG, MAG and Flux cored arc Welding Equipment
  • TIG Welding 

Mechatronic (Bangor, Lisburn and Downpatrick campuses)

  • Working Safely in an Engineering Environment
  • Working Efficiently and Effectively in Engineering
  • Using and Communicating Technical Information
  • General Electrical and Electronic Engineering Applications
  • General Maintenance Engineering Applications
  • Producing Components using Hand Fitting Techniques
  • Preparing and Using Lathes for Turning Operations
  • Preparing and Using Milling Machines
  • Producing Sheet Metal Components and Assemblies
  • Preparing and Using Semi-automatic MIG, MAG and Flux cored arc Welding Equipment
  • TIG Welding 

You will also study Essential Skills to Level 2 in Numeracy, Literacy and ICT unless exempt through holding GCSE passes at Grade C or above in Mathematics, English and ICT.

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

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

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

The industry standard machinery for developing your practical skills

Successful completion of this programme will enable you to apply to progress to a Level 3 Apprenticeship in either Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering, Engineering Maintenance or Fabrication & Welding Engineering.

An employer and 5 GCSEs including at least Grade D in English and Maths.

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