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Advanced Manufacturing

Available for: 16-19, Higher Education, Apprenticeships,

Introduction

In the fast paced modern world, there is an ever-growing drive to produce technology that is quicker, leaner, smarter and safer than that which already exists.

The UK is a world leader in design and advanced manufacturing techniques. Studying Advanced Manufacturing at PROCAT could lead to a career in designing or manufacturing the technology of the future. It could be designing anything from the next generation of train or car to manufacturing a defence system so advanced that most people don’t even know it exists. 

Course Details

What you will study

Courses involve study of engineering principles, mechanical assembly and CNC manufacture. At Level 3 students will learn mathematics for technicians, electro, pneumatic and hydraulic systems and devices, CAD/CAM, PLC (programmable logic controllers) and more.

The importance of maths and English in daily life is beyond question. Almost every job requires the ability to read, write and use numbers confidently – especially in Construction or Engineering where you will be pricing jobs, measuring and completing tasks to precision.

English and maths qualifications are an essential element of your Study Programme and Apprenticeship training.

Apprentices:

Grade 3 (D) or below you must study Functional Skills
Grade 4 (C) or above do not need Functional Skills

Study Programmes:

Grade 4 (C) or above students must study extended maths and English
Grade 3 (D) students must study GCSE maths and English

Self Study: 

PROCAT guidelines for self-study, meaning extra reading, researching and writing are as follows but of-course this is down to your own work ethic.

For a PASS:

Level 3: 1-2 hours per week studying at home/outside of college
Level 4: 3-4 hours per week studying at home/outside of college
Degree Apprenticeship: 5-6 hours per week studying at home/outside of college

If you are looking for higher grades, then obviously more hours each week would need to be spent at home/outside of college studying.

Type of work

The type of work involves problem solving and creative thinking. You will need to enjoy practical, hands-on tasks and learning how things work. Mathematics is a key part of engineering and you can expect to need to use these skills on the course. 

Courses available

Level 3 Machinist Apprenticeship
Location: PROCAT Basildon Campus
Duration: 42 months
Study Format: 1 day per week (day release apprenticeship) or 1 week out of every 6 (block release)

Level 3 Mechatronics Apprenticeship
Location: PROCAT Basildon Campus
Duration: 36-48 months
Study Format: 1 day per week (day release apprenticeship) or 1 week out of every 6 (block release)

Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship/HNC – Advanced Manufacturing
Location: PROCAT Basildon Campus
Duration: 3 years (or 2 years if progressing from Advanced Apprenticeship)
Study Format: 1 day per week (day release apprenticeship) or 2 evenings per week (HNC only)

Where can I learn?

This course is located in Basildon

 


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