You will gain a solid skills base in one of two branches of engineering - Mechanical or Fabrication and Welding. The course equips you with the abilities you need to make a valuable contribution at work and to take your career forward.
On both pathways, you will be required to complete mandatory units plus additional units and Functional Skills. You will also need to complete a Technical Certificate (Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Technology).
GCSE grades D or above are expected in Maths and English. You will also undertake a College interview and assessment.
On both pathways, learners must complete three mandatory units:
You will also complete the Technical Certificate (Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Technology) and study Functional Skills in Maths and English.
You are required to complete a log sheet for practical work, which is assessed and compiled into a portfolio. The Technical Certificate will require a final online test. Course assessments include both practical and written tests.
If you are over 19 years of age, employer contributions will be required towards your training. You will also need safety equipment such as overalls and boots.
You can progress to the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering, taking the Fabrication and Welding or Mechanical pathways.
At the age of 16, Grace Draper decided to apply for an apprenticeship at Rolls-Royce rather than go on to do A-levels. She’s not looked back since.
She has excelled while gaining on-the-job experience with the company and during her training at Derby College, where she has achieved Distinction standards. Now she is set to take her qualifications further with a foundation degree at the College, sponsored by Rolls-Royce.
Such has been Grace’s success that she was highly commended in the Manufacturing and Engineering Apprenticeship category of our 2014 Peak Awards. Judges described her as a ‘model learner’ and praised her collaborative work on projects, where she demonstrated the team skills and personal attributes which are vital in today’s engineering industry.
An apprenticeship at Rolls- Royce is the best of both worlds. We get to work in all sorts of areas of the company, earning while we’re learning. Having completed my first two years of the apprenticeship, I’m looking forward to starting the foundation degree.