16-18 Year Olds


The Pre-Apprenticeship Engineering Academy has been developed in collaboration with some of our elite employers to provide a pathway into engineering apprenticeships.

As part of your study programme, you will work towards achieving the Pearson BTEC Level 3 Award in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge), in addition to developing and gaining the appropriate skills, knowledge and behaviour that is required within the engineering industry.

This course will also provide a Pathway to an Apprenticeship and a guaranteed interview with top employers leading to Level 3 Apprenticeship.

Entry Requirements

In order to optimise success candidates will have five GCSE’s at Grade 4 or equivalent, including English and a Science and a Grade 5 in Mathematics and a report from the school/college showing excellence in your attendance (must be 90% or above), punctuality and behaviour.


There are 3 mandatory units:

1. Health and Safety in the Engineering Workplace
2. Communications for Engineering Technicians
3. Mathematics for Engineering Technicians

And 2 optional units:

1. Computer-aided Drafting in Engineering
2. Electrical and Electronic Principles in Engineering

Plus developing practical skills in the workshop as required by employers.

Throughout the academic year you will:

– Build Connections
– Meet Employers
– Get Interview Ready


All units in these qualifications are internally assessed.

For internally-assessed units, the format of assessment is an assignment taken after the content of the unit, or part of the unit if several assignments are used, has been delivered. An assignment may take a variety of forms, including practical and written types. An assignment is a distinct activity, completed independently by learners, that is separate from teaching, practice, exploration and other activities that learners complete with direction from tutors and assessors.

An assignment is issued to learners as an assignment brief with a defined start date, completion date and clear requirements for the evidence that they need to provide. Assignments can be divided into tasks and may require several forms of evidence. A valid assignment will enable there to be a clear and formal assessment outcome based on the assessment criteria.

Awarding body

Pearson Edexcel


Engineering Apprenticeship with one of our elite employers.

Additional information

Additional help and support is available should you require this and you can discuss this further at your admissions interview.

Further Information

For further information, advice and guidance call The Learner Experience Team on 01625 410062.

Duration and Times

Start date: 05/09/2022

End date: 23/06/2023

Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm

Days of week: TBA

Number of Weeks: 35

Weekly hours: 15.40

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