Engineering Maintenance (Mechanical) Modern Apprenticeship SVQ3

What is special about this course?

Inverness College UHI continues to work closely with employers across the region to support the development of apprentices in a variety of disciplines.  Studying within the structure of the Engineering Modern Apprenticeship, this course is a combination of work based and college training and provides the dual benefit of students gaining a nationally recognised qualification while being paid as they work. 

Engineering is a fast moving and diverse industry with many occupational routes. Each discipline is tailored to suit company needs while training the individual to a high competency level.

Entry requirements

  • Candidates must be in relevant employment.
  • It is recommended that candidates should have Standard Grade at 4 or above, or Intermediate 1, or National 4 passes in English, Maths, a Science subject and Craft/Design Technology. 

Over the course of the 3-4 year apprenticeship, candidates will work to achieve the SVQ 2 Performing Engineering Operations, a relevant National Certificate and a SVQ level 3.

You will also learn:

  • ICT
  • Numeracy
  • Communications
  • Working with others
  • Problem solving

How will I study my course?

  • Work based
  • Day release
  • Block release

Day release

Block release

Work based learning


How long will my course last?

3-4 year apprenticeship

How will I be assessed?

Continuous assessment throughout the course. 

Where can I study my course?

  • Inverness Campus

Start date

Rolling start

How much will my course cost?

For information on costs of this course please contact the college at which you wish to study.

What can I do on completion of my course?

  • HNC Fab/Weld and Inspection
  • HNC Engineering Systems
  • HNC Engineering Practice

Is there more information available online?

You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.

Apply for Engineering Maintenance (Mechanical) Modern Apprenticeship SVQ3

Applications to be made by employers through the Business Solutions Team at Inverness College UHI. The Team can also be contacted for further course information on 01463 273600.

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