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Engineering Manufacturing Skills Academy - Apprenticeship NI

Level 2
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The course supports the skills and knowledge development requirements for access into the engineering working environment and contains 3 components:

Engineering qualifications (Combined)

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations

Additional Units including:

  • Robotics
  • Wiring and Testing Programmable Controllers
  • Testing and Assembling Electronic Circuits

Essential skills at an appropriate level in:

  • Numeracy
  • Literacy
  • ICT

The course supports learner skills and knowledge development for the following pathways:

  • Maintenance Technology
  • Fabrication and Welding Technology
  • Electrical and Electronics Technology
  • Technical Support.

You will learn a wide range of vocational areas including robotics, CAD, welding and machining, whilst developing problem solving, communication and time-management skills working in small teams, and practical engineering projects.

Year One

Optional units can be undertaken to support company/job requirements e.g. joining and fitting units related to the Public Service Vehicle or Industrial Coatings.

  • Level 2 Diploma in Engineering
  • Understanding Health and Safety Principles
  • Mathematics for Engineers
  • Understanding the Principles of Science used within Engineering
  • Understanding the Materials used in Engineering
  • Hand Fitting
  • Producing Platework Components and Assemblies
  • Preparing and Using Semi-Automatic MIG, MAG and Flux cored arc Welding equipment
  • CAD
  • Hydraulics
  • Preparing and Using Lathes for Turning Operations
  • Plus Manufacturing Skills Academy Additional Units: Robotics/Wiring and Testing Programmable Controllers/Testing and Assembling Electronic Circuits
  • Essential Skills and Broader transversal skills in preparation and to support working in an engineering environment.

Entry Criteria::

  • 5 GCSEs (Grade A-D) to Include GCSE Maths and English
  • Participating Employer
  • Professional Interview and Aptitude Test

The Mandatory units are assessed by an online multiple-choice assessment and portfolio tasks. The practical units are assessed by short answer question assignment tasks and practical tasks completed in the college workshops.

Additional Units-are assessed through portfolio assessments and practical tasks.

1.5 years (Fast Track)

1 Available Session

*The fees quoted are per annum and are payable for each year of the course’s duration.




Session Code

2 Year(s)



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Number of Weeks

Interview Required


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Start Date

Subject to Timetable



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