Cambridge Regional College - Centre of Vocational Excellence

Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering Level 3

Cambridge Campus

Course Duration:3 Year(s)
Course Mode:Part Time
Start Date:01/08/2018

Course Overview

This is a three year Engineering Apprenticeship Programme for employed people aged 16+ who have recently started or are about to start working in an engineering environment and aim to achieve a recognised sector skills qualification. This programme is fully funded for 16-18 year olds, and partially funded for the 19+ age group.

Advanced Apprenticeships are available in:
• Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering
• Engineering Maintenance
• Electrical and Electronic Servicing
• Electrical Engineering
• Engineering Technical Support
• Engineering Toolmaking
• Installation & Commissioning


This framework is made up of the following components. In order to be successful you must complete and achieve all elements.

Initial Engineering Training - this part of the Apprenticeship is carried out in a training centre or college, it is very practical and is an NVQ Level 2 qualification in Performing Engineering Operations. You will need to complete 3 units for this part of the programme. There is a variable skills pathway available.

Main NVQ/developmental stage training - the qualification is made up of units, usually 3 mandatory units and a choice of pathway units at Level 3.

Technical Diploma - Level 3
• Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Electrical/Electronic Engineering
• Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
• EAL Level 3 Diploma in Engineering & Technology (Machining)
• EAL Level 3 Progressive Diploma in Engineering & Technology (Maintenance)

Functional Skills - Engineering frameworks include 3 Functional Skills at Level 2:
• Mathematics
• English

Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

You will require: overalls, safety boots, ring binder/subject dividers, pens, drawing instruments, Zeus book and a scientific calculator.

Progression & Career Opportunities

Progression to higher level qualifications in engineering such as HNC, HND, degree or more specialist training programmes in your chosen field of expertise, or a higher level apprenticeship framework.

Entry Requirements

All applicants wishing to enrol will need to meet with a member of staff beforehand, and must be employed by a company willing to support them. You will need to be aged 16 years or older to be eligible for an Apprenticeship. You will also need a good general education and a minimum of 4 GCSEs grade 9 - 4 (A* - C) in Maths, English, Science and one other relevant subject to your chosen pathway.

Learning Assessment & Support

We want you to achieve to the very best of your ability at CRC. To make this happen we offer both learning and personal support by specialist staff tailored to meet your specific needs.

We want you to achieve to the very best of your ability at CRC. To make this happen we offer both learning and personal support by specialist staff tailored to meet your specific needs.

Assessment on all Apprenticeship programmes is by continuous assessment method for the NVQ parts of the framework. The Technical Diploma and Functional Skills will have examined units that will be tested. Portfolio evidence will be a major part of the assessment procedure. You will be assigned an assessor by the college to help monitor and review your training progress.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for an Apprenticeship, please contact our Apprenticeship Team on tel. 01223 418778 or by email Please also check out our current Apprenticeship vacancies on our website

Passport to Success

We will help you to develop a range of wider skills including English & Maths that will make you into a well-rounded professional who will be highly valued by employers and universities.

Cambridge Campus Status

The Cambridge Campus is open as normal.

Huntingdon Campus Status

The Huntingdon Campus is open as normal.