The Advanced Diploma is a vocationally related qualification (VRQ) and has been developed by EAL in response to the demands of the engineering industry. The qualification is recognised as the technical certificate for the Advanced Modern Apprenticeship.
Offers of a place on the course are dependent on your qualifications (grade D or above at GCSE level) and practical aptitude. You will need to have a successful interview and initial assessment. Parents, guardians or carers are welcome to attend the interview but not the initial assessment.
Fabrication Pathway Options:
Mechanical Pathway Options:
Maintenance Pathway Options:
You will also develop your skills in Maths and English which will support your main programme of study, help your future progression and enhance your life skills.
Internal and external assessments will take place. In addition, a portfolio of evidence is collected to demonstrate your competence and knowledge.
You will need to provide PPE (Personal Protective Equipment).
You could progress to an NVQ Level 3/4 in your chosen discipline, an Advanced or Higher Apprenticeship, or other appropriate educational courses such as a Subsidiary Diploma to provide access to a Foundation Degree.
Teenager Hitomi Ferguson is following in her father’s footsteps as she gains crucial engineering skills through Derby College.
The 18-year-old from Ilkeston is working on Derby College’s Performing Engineering Operations (PEO) NVQ Level 2 course at the Roundhouse – having previously completed a course in engineering and technology at the Ilkeston site.
She particularly loves the hands on work of welding, and In the long term hopes to gain an apprenticeship as the building block to her future career.
Hitomi was brought up in Sweden and only came to Derbyshire at GCSE age when her dad’s Rolls-Royce engineering job brought him to the UK.
The Roundhouse is brilliant – it has everything you need. In the long term I’m hoping to get onto an apprenticeship which hopefully could lead to the start of a good career.