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Engineering and Manufacturing Certificate Level 1 - Full Time

EN1FE001 

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Course NameStart DateEnd DateSite  
Engineering and Manufacturing Certificate Level 107/09/202002/07/2021Stephenson College - Coalvillealternate textAvailable for applications
Performing Engineering Operations Certificate Level 107/09/202002/07/2021Stephenson College - Coalvillealternate textAvailable for applications

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Will I have to pay fees?

Free Courses

16-18 Students (Age at 31st August)

  • All Full Time Courses

19-23 Students (Age at 31st August)

  • Students studying their first level 2 course
  • Students studying their first level 3 course (Some level 3 courses are not included, so please check with Student Services)
  • Unemployed, looking for work and on an acceptable benefit studying a level 1 or 2 course (see list of benefits below)

24+ Students (Age at 31st August)

  • Unemployed, looking for work and on an acceptable benefit studying a level 1 course (see list of benefits below)
  • Unemployed, looking for work and on an acceptable benefit studying a level 2 course (see list of benefits below)

Apprenticeships

  • Apprenticeships are free of charge for the learner (you are actually paid a salary!)
  • There is no upper age restriction to enrol onto an Apprenticeship programme, so long as you are 16+ years old.
  • Working hours are usually between 30-40 hours per week which includes your release to College.
  • There may be a fee for the employer willing to support you, but this depends on a few factors.

Please contact 01530 519 001 or apprenticeships@stephensoncoll.ac.uk if you have any further questions regarding an Apprenticeship programme.

List of benefits

  • Jobseeker's Allowance
  • ESA (WRAG) (Work Related Activity Group)
  • Universal Credit (Must be unemployed and required to undertake skills training)
  • Wider Benefits – see list below

Wider benefits that are acceptable

In all cases the learner must:

  • Be unemployed (i.e. not in any paid employment)
  • Want to enter employment but need skills training to do so
  • Sign the waiver agreement confirming the above
  • Show current proof of the benefit

Attendance Allowance

Bereavement Allowance

Child Benefit

Child Tax Credit

Child's Special Allowance

Council Tax Benefit, administered by local authorities

Disability Living Allowance [Being replaced by Personal Independent Payments] (If paid to learner)

Graduated retirement benefit

Guardian's Allowance

Housing Benefit, administered by local authorities

Income Support

Pensions payable under the Industrial Death Benefit scheme

Reduced Earnings Allowance, see industrial disablement benefit above

Retirement Allowance, see industrial disablement benefit above

War Widow's pension

Widow’s pension

Widowed Parent's Allowance

Working Tax Credit. (If paid to spouse, not the learner)



Reference: Funding Rules Version 2020-21




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More information about this Course


What Qualifications Or Experience Do I Need?
This qualification requires you to have passed 2 GCSE subjects at grade D (3) or better preferably in Mathematics, Science or English

How Long Is The Course?
One Year

What Will I Learn?
The qualification is practical based with back up theory. It will concentrate on Engineering Skills; Fabrication, Welding and Machining Techniques. You will also do English and Mathematics at GCSE level and you will be expected to pass these units to progress to level 2 of the Engineering qualification.

How Will I Learn?
You will spend most of your learning time in the workshop environment producing Engineering items and developing Engineering Skills needed in industry today. Some theory work will be included in Health and Safety and underpinning knowledge for the practical units.

How Will I Be Assessed?
The assessments will include written reports, practical evidence of successfully producing engineering items using different engineering techniques and observation records produced by assessors as you work on machines. In addition to the above evidence, the NVQ course will require you to produce a portfolio of evidence which documents the practical work you will have done and a tracking of your technical and soft skills development.

Where Could This Course Lead To?
This course, combined with English and Mathematics achievement, will open doors to Engineering/Welding/Fabrication/Machining apprenticeships and progression to Level 2 in Engineering.

Attendance Mode
Full Time

Course Type
Full Time & Part Time

Subject Area
EN