Engineering at NETA

Choosing to study engineering is a great way to open up loads of future career opportunities. Whether you want to work in industry, specialise in a particular area or eventually go on to run your own consultancy firm our courses, delivered in partnership with NETA, will give you an understanding of the specialist work-related skills that are in demand by many employers.

What will you do?

Our engineering courses cover a wide range of services and technical skills relevant to electrical, mechanical and manufacturing engineering. Learning in a hands-on environment you’ll get the technical know-how along with important lessons in health and safety, communications, science
and maths.

Is it right for you?

If you are a logical thinker who enjoys looking at the design, development and maintenance of technical processes, with a view to making them better, then this could be the course for you.

Apprenticeships

Design and Draught – Level 3

Computer Aided Design (CAD) has become the standard design tool in the engineering industry. Many engineering design technicians now work solely on computers, creating 3D images, engineering systems and virtual reality tours of plants that have not yet been constructed.

What Will Be Covered:

You will receive comprehensive off the job training. Training will be practical using equipment, tools and machinery found in the workplace. You will learn how to operate computers and peripheral hardware, access and use a range of software packages and produce drawings using computer aided drawing software.

Career Opportunities:

CAD operators have a general role covering aspects of piping design, electrical and instrumentation, mechanical equipment or civil/structural design. Design technicians get involved at all stages of a project, creating specialised technical specifications. Often going on to site as part of a trouble-shooting team, they get to see the finished design which helps them understand what’s involved. You can add to your skills at work and maybe aim to become a supervisor or manager, or go into other industries such as architecture, or motor manufacture design.

Entry Requirements:

3 GCSEs, 9-4/A-C including Maths & English.

Additional study:

If you do not hold the relevant GCSEs you will need to complete the Functional Skills qualifications as part of your apprenticeship. You will also cover topics relating to Employer Rights and Responsibilities and Personal Learning, Thinking Skills.

Location and Assessor Frequency:

1st year of the apprenticeship will be off-the-job and based within NETA’s training Centre. The remaining duration of the programme will be based on-site within the workplace and you will be visited by a Competent Assessor.

Duration:

42-48 months.

Fabrication – Level 3

Fabricators work with metal such as steel and aluminium, cutting, shaping and forming it to exact specifications and assemble components and structures from engineering drawings. Welding and flame cutting skills are also included.

What Will Be Covered:

You will receive comprehensive off the job training across a range of trade disciplines. Training will be practical using industrial equipment, tools and machinery found in the workplace.

Depending on the craft area you choose you will learn how to read drawings, measure and mark out shapes i.e. square, rectangular, circular and irregular, how to use hand tools and drills, how to weld and the equipment used and how to cut materials using oxy-fuel gas cutting equipment.

Career Opportunities:

A skilled fabricator is a valuable asset to a company, is paid well and can work anywhere in the world, working for small family businesses or multi-national companies in the oil, petro-chemical or construction industries. Fabricators often become engineers or estimators, working in procurement sales or management. Some even go on to own their own companies.

Entry Requirements:

3 GCSEs, 9-4/A-C including Maths, English & ICT.

Additional Study:

If you do not hold the relevant GCSEs you will need to complete the Functional Skills qualifications as part of your apprenticeship. You will also cover topics relating to Employer Rights and Responsibilities and Personal Learning, Thinking Skills.

Location and Assess Or Frequency:

1st year of the apprenticeship will be off-the-job and based within NETA’s training Centre. The remaining duration of the programme will be based on-site within the workplace and you will be visited by a Competent Assessor.

Duration:

42-48 months.

Mechanical – Level 3

If a mechanical component has to be manufactured accurately with a good surface finish to fit or move with another component, such as the components in a car engine, gearbox or aeroplane engine then someone who has trained as a machinist will have made or manufactured it. CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machining may also form part of your course.

What Will Be Covered:

Training will be practical using industrial equipment, tools and machinery found in the workplace.

You will initially learn to set and operate manual machines e.g. lathes and milling machines to cut materials such as steel, brass, aluminium and plastics. Working from engineering drawings you will produce machined parts accurate to 0.01mm. Once competent on manual machines you will learn the skills required to programme and set Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machines.

Career Opportunities

A skilled competent machinist is a valuable asset to a company, is paid well and can work anywhere in the world, working for small family businesses or multi-national companies. Machinists often move on to be Production Engineers, estimating, planning, progressing, inspecting work, developing production methods or designing tooling and jigs. Machinists can also move into sales or management positions often becoming Managing Directors of their own company.

Entry Requirements:

3 GCSEs, 9-4/A-C including Maths, English & ICT.

Additional Study:

If you do not hold the relevant GCSEs you will need to complete the Functional Skills qualifications as part of your apprenticeship. You will also cover topics relating to Employer Rights and Responsibilities and Personal Learning, Thinking Skills.

Location and Assess Or Frequency:

1st year of the apprenticeship will be off-the-job and based within NETA’s training Centre. The remaining duration of the programme will be based on-site within the workplace and you will be visited by a Competent Assessor.

Duration:

42-48 months.

Pipefitting – Level 3

Pipefitters fabricate pipework and supports using detailed engineering drawings, cutting, shaping and bending pipe in preparation for welding. Often working alongside welders they connect piping efficiently and safely, sometimes in difficult conditions.

What Will Be Covered:

General health and safety in engineering construction, specific pipefitting safety and safe working conditions, working at heights, slinging and lifting, technical drawings, specifications and British Standards, Engineering materials, use of basic hand and power tools, cutting and preparing pipe and plate tack welding, oxy fuel cutting, setting out and developing patterns, cold bending ferrous and nonferrous pipe, fabricating pipework and supports, assembling pipework, installing pipework systems, preparing and hydrostatically testing pipework systems.

Career Opportunities

Job opportunities are expected to be excellent as demand for skilled pipefitters is estimated to outpace the supply of workers trained in this craft. Many employers report difficulty finding potential workers with the right qualifications. In addition, many people currently working in these trades are expected to retire over the next 10 years, which will create additional job openings.

Entry Requirements:

3 GCSEs, 9-4/A-C including Maths, English & ICT.

Additional Study:

If you do not hold the relevant GCSEs you will need to complete the Functional Skills qualifications as part of your apprenticeship. You will also cover topics relating to Employer Rights and Responsibilities and Personal Learning, Thinking Skills.

Location and Assess Or Frequency:

1st year of the apprenticeship will be off-the-job and based within NETA’s training Centre. The remaining duration of the programme will be based on-site within the workplace and you will be visited by a Competent Assessor.

Duration:

42-48 months.

Project Control – Level 3

Project Control looks at the methods used for controlling the implementation of a project. The key elements of control systems are discussed before moving on to review the methods of monitoring progress. The use of cost and earned value management techniques is a major focus.


What Will Be Covered:

Training will be practical using industrial equipment, tools and machinery found in the workplace.

  • Using technical skills
  • Working with people and managing yourself
  • Developing the project
  • Project implementation
  • Closing out the project

Career Opportunities:

Project Controllers are involved in projects from the beginning. You may find yourself working in many different types of industries from shipbuilding through to house building or you may even oversee the construction of local hospitals to luxury hotels. When companies carry out essential maintenance work at their sites they need someone to “control the shutdown” to ensure that work is carried out quickly and efficiently to minimise disruption to productivity. This career path can take you all over the world managing thousand pound, or event multi million pound, projects.

Entry Requirements:

3 GCSEs, 9-4/A-C including Maths, English & ICT.

Additional Study:

If you do not hold the relevant GCSEs you will need to complete the Functional Skills qualifications as part of your apprenticeship. You will also cover topics relating to Employer Rights and Responsibilities and Personal Learning, Thinking Skills.

Location and Assess Or Frequency:

1st year of the apprenticeship will be off-the-job and based within NETA’s training Centre. The remaining duration of the programme will be based on-site within the workplace and you will be visited by a Competent Assessor.

Duration:

42-48 months.

Scaffolding

The Scaffolder Apprenticeship programme is held over a minimum of 18 months at participating Accredited Centres. It includes the training route to qualify as a CISRS Scaffolder and can be carried out in tube & fittings and system scaffold. The Apprenticeship scheme is structured to allow operatives more time to complete the Construction Diploma (DIP087), attend the practical training courses and complete S/NVQ Level 2. Operatives on the apprenticeship route are not required to take the CISRS 1 Day Skills Test, this element is fully incorporated into the final assessment week of the Apprenticeship Programme.


What will be covered in the training:

  • New Entrant Accepted by Managing Agent (E.g. CITB)
  • CISRS Scaffolder Card
  • Functional Skills Level 1
  • Construction Diploma
  • ERR & VQ Level 2

1 Week Assessment
3 months practical experience
2 Week Part 2B
3 months practical experience
2 Week Part 2A
3 months practical experience

CISRS Trainee Card upgraded to Tube and Fitting Part 1
2 Week Part 1B
4 months practical experience
2 Week Part 1A
4 months practical experience
2 Week Foundation
Trainee Enrolled at an Approved CISRS Centre

Welding – Level 3

Welders join pieces of metal together by using intense heat. They are responsible for preparing the metal and looking after the tools that weld the metal together. Welders work in manufacturing or construction concerned with metal fabrication, in heavy engineering and related industries such as shipbuilding/repair and engineering construction. The welder may have to set up the pieces to be welded on a bench, workshop floor or construction site.

What Will Be Covered:

  • Training will be practical using industrial equipment, tools and machinery found in the workplace
  • Learn various welding processes and techniques, health and safety and safe working practices
  • How to understand technical drawings and instructions and follow safety procedures at all times
  • How to prepare and clean surfaces in preparation for welding
  • How to select, set up and the safe use of appropriate welding equipment

Career Opportunities:

A skilled welder is a valuable asset to a company, and can be paid extremely well. Welders can look forward to working in shipyards building tankers or cruise ships, large construction sites, oil rigs, power stations, petrochemical sites and the nuclear industry.

As well as manual techniques, some types of welding are mechanised or done by robots, especially in industries that produce items on a large scale, like the motor industry. Here, welders help set up the machines, which operators use and have also helped to develop intelligent robotics for welding. There are other, more specialist processes like laser welding, electron beam welding and solid state welding.

Welding can also lead to consultancy work advising manufacturing industries on equipment and systems.

Entry Requirements:

3 GCSEs, 9-4/A-C including Maths, English & ICT.

Additional Study:

If you do not hold the relevant GCSEs you will need to complete the Functional Skills qualifications as part of your apprenticeship. You will also cover topics relating to Employer Rights and Responsibilities and Personal Learning, Thinking Skills.

Location and Assess Or Frequency:

1st year of the apprenticeship will be off-the-job and based within NETA’s training Centre. The remaining duration of the programme will be based on-site within the workplace and you will be visited by a Competent Assessor.

Duration:

42-48 months.

Instrumentation – Level 3

Instrument Technicians are involved in installation and maintenance of equipment used in the measurement and control of process plant relating to the manufacturing, oil and gas, food, steel making and petro-chemical industries.

What Will Be Covered:

  • Health and safety
  • Basic electric skills
  • Safe and correct use of tools and equipment
  • The maintenance and calibration of instrument equipment
  • Control systems and control loops

Career Opportunities:

Instrument Artificer, Instrument Fitter, Calibration Engineer, Control Systems Engineer

Entry Requirements:

3 GCSEs, 9-4/A-C including Maths, English & ICT.

Additional Study:

If you do not hold the relevant GCSEs you will need to complete the Function Skills qualifications as part of your apprenticeship. You will also cover topics relating to Employer Rights and Responsibilities and Personal Learning, Thinking and Skills.

Location and Assess Or Frequency:

1st year of the apprenticeship will be off-the-job and based within the training centre at NETA training. The remaining duration of the programme will be based on-site within the workplace and will be visited by a competent assessor on a timescale that is relevant to the learner.

Duration:

42-48 months.

Underpinning Knowledge Of:

Electricity, Electrical Safety, use of calibration and test equipment, instrument symbols and drawings, units of process measurement, pneumatic and electronic systems, measurement principles of pressure, level, flow and temperature, basic automatic control and its associated equipment (i.e. control valves), distributed control systems (DCS’s), Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s), basic installation techniques including:- Tray work, impulse lines, conduit, steel wire armoured cable, multi-core cable, process tubing.

Electrical – Level 3

An Electrician is responsible for installing/repairing and maintaining a range of electrical equipment in a variety of installations and industries from houses, offices and canteens to multi-million pound power generation, chemical, food processing and steel companies.

What Will Be Covered:

  • Health and Safety
  • Basic electrical skills
  • Safe use of tools
  • Underpinning knowledge of: Electricity, Electrical Safety, Basic Installation Techniques including Trunking, Conduit, Traywork, Steel Wire Armoured Cable
  • Distribution Systems including Single Phase and 3 Phase
  • Domestic Installation of Switches, Sockets and Lights
  • Electrical Machinery and Control Systems including DOL and Star Delta
  • The need for and practice of, Inspection & Testing of Electrical Equipment and Systems, Safe Isolation, Single and 3 phase Electrical Motors.

Career Opportunities:

Electrician (Domestic), Electrician (HV), Designer, Estimator, Planner.

Entry Requirements:

3 GCSEs, 9-4/A-C including Maths, English & ICT.

Additional Study:

If you do not hold the relevant GCSEs you will need to complete the Functional Skills qualifications as part of your apprenticeship. You will also cover topics relating to Employer Rights and Responsibilities and Personal Learning, Thinking Skills.

Location and Assess Or Frequency:

1st year of the apprenticeship will be off-the-job and based within NETA’s training Centre. The remaining duration of the programme will be based on-site within the workplace and you will be visited by a Competent Assessor.

Duration:

42-48 months.

Vocational

Introduction: Choosing to study engineering is a great way to open up loads of future career opportunities. Whether you want to work in industry, specialise in a particular area or eventually go on to run your own consultancy firm, our courses will give you an understanding of the specialist work related skills that are in demand by many employers.

Attendance: Full Time

Duration: One Year

Start Date: September 2018

Location: NETA Training Group, Stockton-On-Tees

What will I do? Our engineering courses cover a wide range of services and technical skills relevant to electrical, mechanical and manufacturing engineering. Learning in a hands on environment you’ll get the technical know-how along with important lessons in health and safety, communications, science and maths.

How will I learn? By successfully completing tasks set by NETA’s Tutors which may include performing practical construction of physical structures, mechanical devices and electronic circuits, programming machinery.

How am I assessed? Carrying out assignments and multi-choice tests in a realistic industrial working environment.

What uniform do I need? None, it will all be provided.

Entry Requirements:   Functional Skills Mathematics (Level 2) and Functional Skills English (Level 2) or equivalent..

English and maths: You will be required to study these subjects if you do not already have a grade 9-4/A-C.

Financial and additional support? Our students benefit from a fantastic benefits package* that includes:

  • Free travel
  • Free lunch
  • Free gym membership
  • Free advice with university preparation, CV’s, careers guidance and much, much more.
  • Please note:* the benefits package is subject to individual financial assessment and subject to change.

Reasons to join:  You will learn in a real workshop environment that will give you the skills you need to achieve.   Strong links with businesses enables us to give you the skills we know employers are looking for.   All of our instructors have many years of industry experience giving you the change to learn from some of the best.

What’s next? You could move on to a Level 2 engineering qualification or you could apply for an engineering apprenticeship.

Additional Information: Once we have received your application you will be invited to an information session with one of NETA’s Tutors. Meeting the needs and expectations of service users is of the highest priority to our staff. Therefore if you have any concerns or wish to make a comment about the service at NETA please contact: info@NETA.co.uk

Introduction: Choosing to study engineering is a great way to open up loads of future career opportunities. Whether you want to work in industry, specialise in a particular area or eventually go on to run your own consultancy firm, our courses will give you an understanding of the specialist work related skills that are in demand by many employers.

Attendance: Full Time

Duration: One Year

Start Date: September 2018

Location: NETA Training Group, Stockton-On-Tees

What will I do? You will develop a wide range of services and technical skills relevant to electrical, mechanical and manufacturing engineering.   All of our engineering courses are delivered in a hands on environment, giving you the technical know-how you need to progress.   You will also take part in important lessons in health and safety, communications, science and maths..

How will I learn? By successfully completing tasks set by NETA’s Tutors which may include performing practical construction of physical structures, mechanical devices and electronic circuits, programming machinery.

How am I assessed? Carrying out assignments and multi-choice tests in a realistic industrial working environment.

What uniform do I need? None, it will all be provided.

Entry Requirements: GCSE Grade 3/D or above in Maths and English or Engineering Technologies Diploma Level 1

English and maths: You will be required to study these subjects if you do not already have a grade 9-4/A-C.

Financial and additional support? Our students benefit from a fantastic benefits package* that includes:

  • Free travel
  • Free lunch
  • Free gym membership
  • Free advice with university preparation, CV’s, careers guidance and much, much more.
  • Please note:* the benefits package is subject to individual financial assessment and subject to change.

Reasons to join: You will learn in a real workshop environment that will give you the skills you need to achieve.   Strong links with businesses enables us to give you the skills we know employers are looking for.   All of our instructors have many years of industry experience giving you the change to learn from some of the best.

What’s next? You could move on to a Level 3 engineering qualification or you could apply for an engineering apprenticeship.

Additional Information: Once we have received your application you will be invited to an information session with one of NETA’s Tutors. Meeting the needs and expectations of service users is of the highest priority to our staff. Therefore if you have any concerns or wish to make a comment about the service at NETA please contact: info@NETA.co.uk

Introduction: Choosing to study engineering is a great way to open up loads of future career opportunities. Whether you want to work in industry, specialise in a particular area or eventually go on to run your own consultancy firm, our courses will give you an understanding of the specialist work related skills that are in demand by many employers.

Attendance: Full Time

Duration:  Two Years

Start Date: September 2018

Location: NETA Training Group, Stockton-On-Tees

What will I do? You will further build on a wide range of services and technical skills relevant to electrical, mechanical and manufacturing engineering.   Our courses are delivered in our hands on learning environment, preparing you for the real world of work.   As well as developing practical skills you will also learn important lessons in health and safety, communications, science and maths.   This course includes a one year diploma option or complete two years to top-up to the extended diploma.

How will I learn? By successfully completing tasks set by NETA’s Tutors which may include performing practical construction of physical structures, mechanical devices and electronic circuits, programming machinery.

How am I assessed? Carrying out assignments and multi-choice tests in a realistic industrial working environment.

What uniform do I need? None, it will all be provided.

Entry Requirements: Four GCSEs grade 4/C or above, including Maths and English or Engineering Technologies Diploma Level 2

English and maths: You will be required to study these subjects if you do not already have a grade 9-4/A-C.

Financial and additional support? Our students benefit from a fantastic benefits package* that includes:

  • Free travel
  • Free lunch
  • Free gym membership
  • Free advice with university preparation, CV’s, careers guidance and much, much more.
  • Please note:* the benefits package is subject to individual financial assessment and subject to change.

Reasons to join: You will learn in a real workshop environment that will give you the skills you need to achieve.   Strong links with businesses enables us to give you the skills we know employers are looking for.   All of our instructors have many years of industry experience giving you the change to learn from some of the best.

What’s next? You could apply for an engineering apprenticeship in your preferred field, progress into the work environment, or go to university.

Additional Information: Once we have received your application you will be invited to an information session with one of NETA’s Tutors. Meeting the needs and expectations of service users is of the highest priority to our staff. Therefore if you have any concerns or wish to make a comment about the service at NETA please contact: info@NETA.co.uk