Time in college will be spent learning in our Advance 2 facility, in industry standard workshops and classrooms. Some of your learning time will be “Project Led”, bringing together your theory, knowledge and practical skills into an individual or group project.
You will be assessed through two externally set examination papers and an employer set project.
There is also a single synoptic assessment for the Fabrication & Welding Occupational Specialist Component, which is an extended ‘design, development and implementation' project.
The occupational specialism assessments will feature a considerable practical element and are composed of a series of holistic practical tasks relating to the specialism at hand. They will take place over a period of time within an approximate three-month assessment window.
You will spend dedicated time in class with industry experts – who will deliver and assess bespoke modules which fill critical skills gaps the industry have identified. Plus, you'll be assigned an employability tutor to support you with your programme and progression towards readiness for the world of work.
You will also be required to spend a minimum of 45 days on a mandatory industry placement.