Engineering - Traineeship (Level 2)

This Traineeship aims to provide you with the practical skills and knowledge essential to working within the engineering industry.



Academic Year: 2022/23

Course Code: 10772

Campus: Bangor, Downpatrick, Lisburn

Study Type: Full-Time

Education Level Further Education

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Course Overview

 The Traineeship programme will allow participants to achieve a full Level 2 qualification and will comprise the following key elements:

A main vocational based qualification

Vocational skills development

Transversal and digital skills

Work placement

Literacy and numeracy qualifications at Level 2 (may include GCSE qualifications in English and mathematics)

Additional qualifications deemed necessary for work within a sector e.g. Health and Safety, manual handling

Course Modules

 Modules may include:

Manufacturing Engineering (Bangor, Lisburn and Downpatrick campuses)

  • Working in Engineering
  • Principles of Engineering Technology
  • Principles of Manufacturing Technology
  • Machine Components using Milling Techniques (Lisburn only)
  • Machine Components Using Turning Techniques
  • Fabrication Sheet Metalwork
  • Welding by MIG Process (Bangor and Downpatrick only)

Fabrication and Welding Engineering (Nutts Corner campus)

  • Principles of Engineering Technology
  • Principles of Fabrication and Welding Technology
  • Welding by MIG process
  • Welding by TIG process
  • Fabricating Thick Plate, Bar and Sections

CNC Pathway (Bangor campus only)

  • Working Safely in an Engineering Environment
  • Working Efficiently and Effectively in Engineering
  • Using and Communicating Technical Information            
  • Preparing and Using CNC Milling Machines  
  • Producing Components using Hand Fitting Techniques
  • Preparing and Using Lathes for Turning Operations
  • Preparing and Using Milling Machines
  • Producing Sheet Metal Components and Assemblies
  • Preparing and Using Semi-automatic MIG, MAG and Flux cored arc Welding Equipment
  • TIG Welding 

Mechatronic (Bangor, Lisburn and Downpatrick campuses)

  • Working Safely in an Engineering Environment
  • Working Efficiently and Effectively in Engineering
  • Using and Communicating Technical Information
  • General Electrical and Electronic Engineering Applications
  • General Maintenance Engineering Applications
  • Producing Components using Hand Fitting Techniques
  • Preparing and Using Lathes for Turning Operations
  • Preparing and Using Milling Machines
  • Producing Sheet Metal Components and Assemblies
  • Preparing and Using Semi-automatic MIG, MAG and Flux cored arc Welding Equipment
  • TIG Welding 

Ideal If:

You want to pursue a career in the mechanical or manufacturing engineering industry.

You'll Learn:

About Engineering techniques and principles, how to use lathes, milling machines, welding equipment and produce mechanical drawings using a CAD system.

Developing your wider skills:    as well as providing you with the technical skills and knowledge in your chosen area, the Traineeship will help you to develop a range of transversal skills that are important for employment including:   Problem solving, Teamwork, Communication, Time management, Entrepreneurship

You'll Love:

The industry standard machinery in our workshops giving you practical experience.

Project Based Learning will also be a key feature of Traineeships. ‚ÄčThis is a dynamic approach to learning in which you will explore real-world problems and challenges that have been developed with employers. With this type of active and engaged learning, you will be inspired to obtain a deeper knowledge of the subjects you are studying and develop a wide range of hands-on skills.

You'll Progress:

Successful completion allows you to progress to the Level 3 qualification in Engineering under the apprenticeship programme if you secure employment or alternatively to FE at Level 3.

You'll Need:

4 GCSEs grade D-G, including at least Grade D in Maths and Grade E in English or Essential Skills Level 1 in Literacy & Numeracy.

*Entry criteria subject to change.

Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

While we endeavour to run all our courses on the advertised day, SERC reserves the right to change the day of week on which the course runs.

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