to complement your full-time work
learning combining classroom tuition and on-the-job practice
Why choose this course?
Develop your career in production engineering with a degree apprenticeship course. Gain academic knowledge whilst putting your new skills into practice.
- Gain a full degree in three years of part-time study.
- Study one day per week, with the remaining four days in employment.
- Develop highly sought-after skills in production engineering.
- Develop practical skills useful in any field of business, such as problem-solving, teamwork and project management.
- Apply the knowledge and professional skills developed within the programme to their workplace.
Key course features
- Applying your learning to real-world projects in the workplace.
- No course fees.
- A clear pathway to achieving your ambitions in the workplace.
- A salary and guaranteed job while you study.
- Training and networking with other apprentices at WGU.
What you will study
Students will develop and apply the knowledge and professional skills developed within this programme of learning to their workplace. Developed as a three-way learning partnership between the employer, the student and the academic programme team, this route will enable students to develop skills that will be in high demand in the future, meeting regional skills gaps.
By utilising the full calendar year and applying core tenants of work-based learning, students will achieve their award within the same period as a standard full-time student.
- Analytical Engineering Techniques
- Electrical Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Work Based Learning
- Engineering Standard, Business & Operations Management
- Design and Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
- Industrial Project
- Analytical Control Techniques
- Modern Manufacture, Sustainability & Industry 4.0
- Materials & Processes
- Industrial Automation & PLCs
- Mechatronics Application & Manufacturing Systems
- Managing Workforce, Engagement & Commitment
- Maintenance & Safety Systems
- Machine & Production Systems
- Industrial Communication Systems
The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.
Entry requirements & applying
The standard entry requirements of the University for this programme are (for Level 4 entry):
- 48-72 UCAS tariff points from an appropriate Level 3 qualification such as A Levels
- 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C, including Maths and English Language/Welsh
Applicants without the necessary UCAS tariff points, or who have qualifications that do not carry UCAS tariff points, will be considered based on their professional experience within the industry they intend to study the apprenticeship in. All applicants who do not meet the above requirements will be interviewed prior to being made an offer, providing those without formal UCAS tariff points the opportunity to demonstrate how their skills and experiences from within the industry make them a suitable candidate for this programme of study.
To apply for the degree apprenticeship route, please use our direct application form.
Teaching & Assessment
TEACHING AND LEARNING
Students are expected to be in a relevant full-time position and to apply relevant learning to their work-place through applied projects and utilising real-world examples within their assessments.
Wrexham Glyndŵr University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential.
We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our Student Support section has more information on the help available.
In terms of particular needs, the University’s Inclusion team can provide appropriate guidance and support should any students require reasonable adjustments to be made because of a recognised prevailing disability, medical condition, or specific learning difference.
Our Careers & Employability service is there to help you make decisions and plan the next steps towards a bright future. From finding work or further study to working out your interests, skills and aspirations, they can provide you with the expert information, advice and guidance you need.
A degree apprenticeship gives you real work experience, alongside the knowledge and theory you'll get from studying a degree. By allowing you to develop the skills and knowledge for specific jobs and careers, it could kick-start your career and give you a strong CV tailored to the field you want to work in.
Fees & funding
To be eligible for the funding for these programmes with WGU, you must:
- Be in employment in Wales.
- Be supported by your employer to undertake the level of study required.
- Meet the standard entry requirements for the programmes.
- Have not studied a similar subject at this level or higher previously.
You can see the full programme specification here.