• Engineering

    Foundation Apprenticeship - Engineering

  • Eligible Schools:

    All Ayrshire Schools

    This is a course for school pupils

  • Location/Day/Time

    Ayr Campus (Aeronautical Engineering) 

    Tues/Thurs – 2:00 – 5:00 

    Kilmarnock Campus (Mechanical Engineering) 

    Tues/Thurs – 2:00 – 5:00 

    Irvine Skills Centre of Excellence (Electrical Engineering) 

    Tues/Thurs – 2:00 – 5:00 

SCQF

SCQF Level 6

WHO IS THE COURSE FOR

The programme is designed to provide participants with theory, practice and related work experience. The FA in Engineering is aimed at pupils in S5 and S6 and will take 2 years to complete. It also contributes directly to achievement of the Modern Apprenticeship (MA) in Engineering by attainment of the core units of the MA qualification.

WHAT IS THE COURSE ABOUT

This course gives you the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge to enter into a career in engineering and the advanced manufacturing sector and other engineering related industries.

The course on the Ayr Campus will focus on aeronautical engineering.

The course on the Kilwinning Campus will focus on electrical and electronic engineering.

Year 1
In S5 you will work towards the Performing Engineering Operations (PEO) course and some units related to National Certificate (NC) Engineering.
Other activities in S5 will include introducing you to the employer context in which engineering roles exist, and how engineering skills are utilised in the workplace; this will involve industrial visits to employers and talks from industry professionals.

Year 2
In S6 you will complete any outstanding units from the Performing Engineering Operations (PEO) and National Certificate programme. The majority of work-related experience will be gained in S6 through a work placement and/or an industry challenge. The work-based competence units will be delivered and assessed in the workplace.

WHAT DO I NEED

You should have, or be working towards, National 5 Mathematics at the start of S5. A Physics qualification would be useful also. You will be interviewed on an individual basis and need to demonstrate a desire to learn new skills and a commitment to consistent and full attendance.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED

Assessments are a mixture of practical, which focus on the attainment of new skills as and when you acquire them, and theoretical. Assessment is on an ongoing basis.

NEXT STEPS

At the end of the 2 years you will complete a combination of Performing Engineering Operations units and an NC Engineering incorporating work placement, achieving a Foundation Apprenticeship in Engineering. You could progress to an HNC in Engineering or into employment or a Modern Apprenticeship.

Start Date

8 Jun 2020

Campus

Ayr

Full

Start Date

8 Jun 2020

Campus

Kilmarnock

Full

Start Date

8 Jun 2020

Campus

Irvine

Full

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