Advanced Engineering - Higher Apprenticeship

This Apprenticeship covers a range of engineering sectors including: Aerospace, Mechanical, Electrical/Electronics, Automotive, Maintenance and Marine engineering.

Occupational skills could include project or production leadership, research, product development, design/test or identifying and applying business improvement activities.

This Apprenticeship is aimed at existing staff as part of a development programme.

Course Details

  • Location: On-the-job with some training in Havant
  • Duration: 24 to 36 months
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On completion of the Apprenticeship you will achieve;

  • NVQ Extended Diploma - Level 4
  • Technical Certificate - Level 4

Course Overview
NVQ Extended Diploma – Level 4
  • Pathways
    • Aerospace
    • Mechanical
    • Electrical/ Electronics
    • Welding
    • Automotive
    • Maintenance
    • Research and Development
    • Marine
  • Roles
    • Mechanical Technicians
    • Electrical/Electronic Technicians
    • Design Engineers
    • Research and Development Engineers
    • Production Engineers
    • Process Engineers
    • Quality Control Engineers
    • Production Mangers
    • Maintenance Engineers
    • Research and Development Managers
    • Engineering Manager
Technical Certificate – Level 4

One of the following dependent upon the area chosen:

  • Higher National Certificate in Manufacturing
  • Higher National Diploma in General Engineering
  • Higher National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering
  • Higher National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
Employee Rights and Responsibilities
  • Statutory rights and responsibilities
  • Procedures and documentation in your organisation
  • Source of information and advice
  • About your occupation and organisation
  • Occupations and career pathways
  • Representative bodies
Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
  • Creative thinking
  • Independent enquiry
  • Reflective learning
  • Effective participation
  • Self management
  • Team working
Functional Skills (if needed)
  • English
  • Maths
  • ICT


An Apprenticeship is all about learning on the job, there will be days where you attend our Havant Training Centre located in Havant to undertake the taught aspects of the programme.

Additional Information

To start, you will need to hold a suitable qualification that allows you to start an HNC in Engineering. Typically you will have completed a BTEC National Diploma in Engineering or have completed an Advanced Apprenticeship. Direct entrants
will need to complete 3 units of the Performing Engineering Operations NVQ.

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