The AEMT Electro Mechanical Apprenticeship programme offers a comprehensive, 3 to 4 year, Advanced, Level 3, Apprenticeship. The programme follows the Engineering Sector Skills Council (SEMTA) guidelines and caters for the potential progression to higher qualifications such as HNDs.
The academic and skills training is provided by Loughborough College in a purpose built technology centre utilising the AEMT training workshop. The opportunity for students to learn alongside their peers from similar backgrounds within the industry has been one of the programmes greatest benefits.
To embark on to the Advanced Apprentice Programme candidates must have at least 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above including Maths, English Language, and Science.
Applicants should be registered with Loughborough College before they reach their 19th birthday for full government funding.
It is expected that the employer will interview applicants for suitability in the first instance; Loughborough College will then assess them for suitability.
Attendance Dates 2014
Attendance Dates 2015
First Year College
12 weeks full-time at college (4 periods of 3 weeks).
During the first year apprentices will cover the core skills required to enable them to operate in an engineering environment. A college based Level 2 NVQ, ‘Performing Engineering Operations’ (PEO), will be completed during the first attendance block.
Apprentices will also start work on their BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering.
Additional Occupation Units will also be covered.
City and Guilds, (C & G), Unit 9: Concepts of Electrical Machine Repair.
First Year Work Based
40 weeks full time work based.
This period is spent gaining appropriate skills and experience with the employer.
Second Year College
12 weeks full time at college (4 periods of 3 weeks).
The remaining two Additional Occupation Units will be covered.
C & G, Unit 12: Machine Repair and Reinstallation
C & G, Unit 13: Machine Inspection, Testing, and Repair
The BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering will be completed.
Second Year Work Based
40 weeks full time work based.
The assessment of the National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) at Level 3 begins. There are 5 pathways available:
- Engineering Maintenance, Electrical
- Engineering Maintenance, Mechanical
- Mechanical Manufacturing, Fitting and Assembly
- Mechanical Manufacturing, Overhaul and Test
- Testing Electrical Equipment
The Loughborough College NVQ assessor will visit the apprentice in the work place periodically to assess their competence against the national standards. They will also assist with the building of the apprentice’s portfolio of evidence.
Third and Fourth Year Work Based
52 weeks full time work based.
The apprentice will continue to work towards the completion of the NVQ portfolio in the workplace with the assistance of the assessor.
Review of Progress
During the apprenticeship the apprentice and the employer will be supported by a Loughborough College Training Officer, the link between the employer and college. Their role is to review the progress periodically throughout the programme.