Apprenticeship Options and Course Overview
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£9000 per annum
Primarily Coleg Cambria, Deeside
Foundation Degree – This is a 2 year programme. The final qualification will be a Foundation Degree in Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering.
Bachelor Articulation Year – This is a single year ‘top up qualification’ which is taken by students after successfully completing the Foundation Degree. The final qualification will be a BEng in Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering.
BEng Degree Apprenticeship – This is the full 3 year programme. The final qualification will be a BEng in Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering.
The Foundation and BEng Articulation Year programmes are accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS). Seeking accreditation for the BEng Degree Apprenticeship programme.
The Degree Apprenticeship in Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering is a broad-based curriculum, covering aspects of mechanical and aeronautical engineering, engineering design, materials, manufacturing methods, aerodynamics, numerical analysis and modelling as well as the underlying fundamental of maths, engineering principals and design methodologies.
Using the Framework for Degree Apprenticeships in Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing, this programme is designed to meet all the core elements (sections 1 to 5) to ensure our graduates have well-rounded, interdisciplinary knowledge ready for the future of the engineering sector. RAeS professional accreditation was achieved in 2018 for the previous version of this programme, a combined FdEng and BEng articulation, and we will seek re-accreditation of the updated Degree Apprenticeship at the earliest opportunity.
The programme is designed for learners employed within the engineering sector, as companies are increasingly looking to take on well-qualified school-leavers and direct them through an embedded degree apprenticeship scheme rather than taking on graduates. The BEng Degree Apprenticeship is an attractive route to a degree level qualification for existing employees, or those who have followed a vocational qualification route within the FE sector, as the qualification can be obtained alongside industrial experience, with lower levels of student debt.
The Swansea University awarded BEng degree is delivered as a partnership between Swansea University, Coleg Cambria and the employer companies. The degrees are awarded by Swansea University.