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Level 3 Engineering (GOLD) Screening and Crushing Apprenticeship NI

Level 3


This apprenticeship is designed for individuals seeking specialised skills in the screening and crushing sector. Participants will undergo comprehensive training in aspects of design, manufacture and service/maintenance of screening and crushing equipment commonly used in mining, construction, recycling and aggregate industries. The program combines theoretical knowledge with hands-on experience, preparing apprentices for rewarding careers in this sector.

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

Engineering qualifications (Combined)

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations
  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in an Engineering Pathway (Maintenance/Technical Support/Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering

Plus (if required)

  • MIG Welding
  • CAD (Solidworks)
  • Electrical Installation 18th edition
  • CSR

Essential Skills at Level 2 in:

  • ICT (if required)

This course comprises of a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering alongside both NVQ Level 2 and NVQ Level 3 qualifications. This is designed to equip individuals with a knowledge, understanding and practical skills required for success in a range of technical roles in the Screening, Crushing, Washing and Recycling industries.

Optional modules are selected if required by employer.

Year One

  • Engineering Principles
  • Delivery of Engineering Processes Safely as a Team
  • Applied Commercial and Quality Principles in Engineering
  • A Specialist Engineering Project
  • Engineering Product Design and Manufacture
  • Electrical Installation of Hardware and Cables and Wiring and Testing Electrical Equipment and Circuits
  • Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems
  • Manufacturing Secondary Machining Processes including Bench Fitting and Machining
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Maintenance of Mechanical Systems
  • CAD (Solidworks)
  • CSR
  • CNC
  • Robotics
  • MIG Welding

6 GCSEs at grades A* - C including Mathematics (Grade B in Maths preferred) and English or equivalent.

Entry is also subject to:

  • Successful interview
  • Psychometric test
  • Gaining employment with a suitable company

There are two separate assessment methods throughout the course. The academic BTEC assessments are a blend of projects and assignments throughout the duration of the course and external assessments. These will offer opportunities to achieve Pass, Merit, and Distinction criteria, and will be tracked though the year to form one final grade for each unit, and an end of course overall grade.

The more practical NVQ element of the course will be assessed in College at Level 2 and from ‘work based visits’ where by you achieve the qualification by producing evidence of the work you are doing on your placement to satisfy pre-determined criteria at Level 3.

The program of study supports the following sample of vocational pathways: -

  • Screening, Crushing, Washing and Recycling Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Service Engineer
  • Process engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Fabrication and Welding Engineer
  • Test Engineer

1 Available Session

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




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3 Year(s)



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