The Higher Apprenticeship is designed “to provide the manufacturing and
engineering sectors with high grade technicians and engineers who have
practical skills, combined with a higher education qualification.” (SEMTA
2016). It is for engineers who are at, or aspire to be senior level and are
working towards “Incorporated Engineer” or equivalent status. They should
be taking responsibility for people, projects, operations and/or services to
deliver long term organisational success, with the expectation that they
will deliver impact, behave ethically and demonstrate their commitment to
continual learning and development.
With a comprehensive structure, the higher apprenticeship programme will
allow you to develop higher level skills and competencies needed to be an
effective leader and engineer. This qualification will provide the underpinning
requirement to achieve Engineering Technician status and work towards
Incorporated Engineer. The qualification has multiple pathways and can be
studied with a Mechanical or Electrical/electronic focus.
“The project work allows me to build and design my own pieces - I really enjoy the practical tasks. Everyone is really friendly and the staff are very supportive. It’s a really great course, I’ve gained valuable skills and feel like I’m able to express myself.”Oliver Deschamps
This course is available at our Vantage Point Campus.
Our inspirational Paignton Campus provides the very best learning environment, featuring state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.
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We have courses to suit everyone so if you haven’t found exactly what you’re looking for yet, we recommend you take a look at the following courses. We’ve selected these for you based on your interests.
We currently offer a wide range of apprenticeships in various sectors including: childcare, management, hairdressing, marine and many more. Apprenticeships are available to anyone over the age of 16.
We deliver a range of Higher Apprenticeships which offer a unique way of developing professional level, job specific skills while remaining in employment and earning a salary.
A supportive learning environment is available for all students including, free or discounted travel options, careers advice and more. We take pride in matching apprentices of all ages to the right job and employer.