Engineering is all about finding creative solutions to challenging problems, if this sounds like something you’d enjoy then a career within this industry could be for you. Those looking to study an engineering course will find themselves presented with a vast array of diverse career options as the field is split into a number of specialities including: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Fabrication and Welding
What’s happening in the industry?
The Engineering sector in Leicestershire currently employs over 23,000 people with an additional 32,000 people working in non-advanced manufacturing jobs locally.
It has been highlighted by the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) that a skills gap has emerged, meaning businesses across the region are looking to hire in the fields of electrical and mechanical engineering, green technologies and research and design engineers, all fields that Stephenson College offers learners through full-time courses and apprenticeship programmes.
Advanced Apprenticeship Engineering Manufacture - Electrical and Electronic Engineering - Level 3
Advanced Apprenticeship Engineering Manufacture - Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering - Level 3
The course is structured around tutor-led demonstration of all the practical elements of fabrication and welding. There are practical assignments, designed to develop a thorough understanding of the subjects and how to apply them in a real-world situation. Question and answer is a method very much used to check the student's understanding and will support all practical demonstration activities. As an intermediate learner, you will be expected to produce completed practical assignments demonstrating good safe working practices and reports that reflect your understanding of the subject. It will be expected that all reports will conform to the appropriate standard of spelling and grammar commensurate with Level 2. All evidence will be gathered directly from the practical activities and entered into your own course handbook for final assessment. Formative assessment will be on-going throughout the course with feedback from your tutor.
As the key part of the learning experience, you will have a full understanding of what is required of you and have every opportunity to develop your own techniques and understanding to the fullest possible. Your tutor will provide you with all the resource necessary for you to develop through stretch and challenge. The course is designed to provide a firm foundation for progression to a Level 3 apprenticeship.
Apprenticeship Improving Operational Performance - Performing Engineering Operations - Level 2 (Electrical)
Apprenticeship Improving Operational Performance - Performing Engineering Operations - Level 2 (Mechanical)
Apprenticeship in Improving Operational Performance - Performing Engineering Operations - Level 2 (Manufacturing)
Apprenticeship Standard Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician - Energy and Utilities - Level 3
This apprenticeship will enable you to support the business and operational requirements of modern integrated engineered production plant and services, Electrical Systems and Process Control Technicians and Electromechanical Technicians will need to apply a range of conventional skills and knowledge to undertake engineering activities on a selection of electromechanical and process control plant, systems and equipment. There will be an End Point Assessment which you will be required to pass in order to complete your apprenticeship.
The course is aimed at those wishing to obtain a Higher National Certificate either to enhance their career or as a vocational path into Higher Education. The Edexcel Higher National Certificate in Electrical and Electronic Engineering is a Level 4 qualification, consisting in a minimum of 120 credits, which can equate to year 1 of a Bachelor in Engineering (BEng) course of study.
The Electrical Engineering HND Conversion takes your Level 4 HNC up to a Level 5 qualification. This one year course broadens the scope of your technical knowledge, enhances job prospects and the opportunity to convert to degree level.
This course is a Diploma in General Engineering. It is suitable for learners who want to apply for engineering apprenticeships or progress to a Level 3 Engineering course.
The Diploma focuses on performance using practical skills, knowledge and understanding and is an ideal pathway to a range of careers within engineering.
The course is aimed at those wishing to obtain a Higher National Certificate either to enhance their career or as a vocational path into Higher Education. The Edexcel Higher National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering is a Level 4 qualification, consisting of a minimum of 120 credits, which can equate to year 1 of a Bachelor in Engineering (BEng) course of study.
The Mechanical Engineering HND Conversion takes your level 4 HNC up to a level 5 qualification. This one year course broadens the scope of your technical knowledge, enhances job prospects and the opportunity to convert to degree level.