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College Brings New Further Education Engineering Course Opportunities to the Region with a Cash Incentive!

Posted: August 12, 2020

The new courses, starting September 2020 are aimed at 16-18-year olds with a view of them progressing onto an apprenticeship in their chosen field of expertise. The courses offer a weekly learner allowance provided by The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB).

The ECITB is launching a new Scholarship programme; a two-year level 2 progressing to level 3 craft programme in Pipework or Welding and a level 3 two-year technician route in Instrumental and Control. Both the Scholarships include a learner allowance for students of £140 per week and will be delivered, dependent on the specialism, from our sites at British Steel, North Lindsey College Campus or at the CATCH Academy, Immingham. Applicants will need to ideally have level 2 English and maths and be aged 16-18 years.

Two more courses on offer are the ECITB Introduction to Engineering Construction Programme (ITEC) offering a Level 3 Certificate in Pipefitting or Welding. Both these further education programmes are shorter and will run full time (5 days a week) from September 2020 to April 2021 and include a weekly learner allowance of £100 per week to the student.

In addition to the courses, students will also receive their CCNSG Safety Passport, which will enable them to access engineering and construction sites helping support their progression into employment or an apprenticeship.

Jill Cooper, Business Development Director, North Lindsey College says: “We are absolutely delighted to be able to offer the ITEC programme again, and now also the Scholarship. They are both fantastic opportunities, particularly at the moment, offering an entry point into potentially high earning and well-respected career paths and with financial support to the learners during their courses.”

Andrew Mitchell, ECITB Regional Chair for the York and Humber region, said: “I started out my career as an ECITB apprentice at North Lindsey College. It propelled me to become a junior engineer, then an engineer to a project manager and eventually into senior management. I would highly recommend this route into an engineering career to any young person; it offers the basic grounding and practical experience that employers want.”

Places are limited and the College is expecting a high response. Anyone wanting to apply can do so by contacting the Customer Services team on 01724 281111 or via email to info@northlindsey.ac.uk