Level 3 Apprenticeship NI in Polymers

This Level 3 Apprenticeship Programme will give you the training and skills to work in the polymer processing industry.

Academic Year: 2023/24

Course Code: 10657

Campus: Lisburn

Study Type: Full-Time

Education Level Further Education


The following sessions are open for application on this course:

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Course Overview

This course aims to develop the practical skills and knowledge which are essential for working in the polymer processing industry.  Successful completion will lead to the award of a Pearson BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering and a PAAVQ-SET Level 3 Certificate in Polymer Operations.


Course Modules

Course Modules

  • Health & Safety in the Engineering Workplace
  • Communications for Engineering Technicians
  • Mathematics for Engineering Technicians
  • Basic Polymer Technology
  • Plastics Materials
  • Plastics Processing
  • Polymer Process Engineering
  • Composite Materials & Processing

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

Ideal If:
 You are employed and wish to pursue a career in the Polymer Processing industry

You'll Learn:
 About a range of polymer processes including injection moulding, blow moulding and extrusion

You'll Love:
 The visits to a range of polymer processing companies

You'll Progress:
Successful completion will enable you to apply for a suitable Higher Education course at Levels 4 - 6.

You'll Need:
An employer and 5 GCSEs Grades A* - C to include English and Mathematics or equivalent Level 2 qualification.
Terms & Conditions

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

We strive to ensure the description of courses on SERC's website and in publications is accurate. However, for various reasons there may be occasions when the College may need to change arrangements or be unable to deliver classes due to circumstances such as reduced funding. If there are insufficient numbers applying for a course it may not be viable to deliver the class.

Available Sessions Summary

The following sessions are open for application on this course:

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Further Education

Further Education

If you have just completed your GCSEs, Further Education is most likely the option for you. FE covers qualifications from entry to higher level qualifications such as Awards, Certificates, Diplomas, NVQ, BTEC and Apprenticeships.

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