NVQ L2 Composites Engineering
An NVQ Level 2 in Composites Engineering is a popular choice with local businesses. This extended practical education program aimed at providing employees with the skills necessary to perform their job is delivered in the workplace to minimise impact on the organisation. Underlying theoretical knowledge as well as demonstrated practical competence are the criteria assessed in this qualification. Certificates of this nature help a number of things within the business, notably:
- Improved quality
- Improved understanding
- Improved employee morale
- Enhanced marketing ability
Units within this qualification can be tailored to the specific business but normally include a laminating based unit (eg wet lay-up, pre-preg lay-up) and an evaluation unit (eg identification of defects). Funding is also available to cover 75% of the costs through DEL NI. See here
A level 3 qualification demonstrating further competence in this area is also available.
Full Composite Apprenticeships are now available. Belfast Met can offer various units for inclusion in existing apprenticeship pathways. We have written our own unit in Manufacturing of advanced composite materials for inclusion at BTEC L3 but can offer standardised units in common areas:
- Wet lay-up
- Pre-preg laminating
- Resin Infusion
- Composite Assembly
- Composite Repair etc
Please contact us for further information on practical education.