We’re here to open your students’ eyes to opportunities in engineering, with a Schools Programme that feeds our Apprenticeship Programme.
The Engineering College works closely with schools across the north west to deliver an alternative curriculum of specialist engineering sector vocational training to students between the ages of 16 and 17, giving students vital, hands-on experience across a variety of practical disciplines.
Pupils between the ages of 16 and 17 work towards a Level 2 City and Guilds, Certificate in Engineering over the course of an academic year, working here with us for two days every week. Many of the young people progress into advanced apprenticeships at the Engineering College.
A taster of the real world
Students will get a taste of machining, fitting, an electrical taster and broader awareness about working in engineering, engineering calculations and principles and health and safety awareness. We welcome schools to come and experience events with us, bringing groups in to do engineering-based activity, helping students prepare themselves for the career choices that they will have to make while still at school.
Our extremely popular schools programme also gives students the opportunity to link up with students from across Merseyside, to broaden their learning experience, listen to guest speakers talk about why they might want to consider a job in engineering and see what really happens.
Enhancing the curriculum
Delivered during normal school hours, the programme is designed to complement the existing curriculum, which means that the funding for the pupil stays with the school. The Engineering College’s Schools Programmes have various entry points and durations, and include our Student Apprenticeships for 16-17 year olds. We also run stand-alone workshop sessions and pre-apprenticeship awards.