Report of an Evaluation of Provision for the Priority Skills Area of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at Level 3 across the six Regional Colleges in Northern Ireland

Date published: 14 December 2010

Type: Surveys / Evaluations
Organisational phase: Further Education

This report summarises the findings of an evaluation of the further education provision at level 3 for the priority skill of mechanical and manufacturing engineering in the six area-based colleges of further education. The provision comprises full-time and part-time professional and technical courses to prepare students for employment in, and to up-skill existing employees within, the manufacturing sector of Northern Ireland’s economy. The professional and technical courses include the specialist areas of computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided manufacturing, fabrication and welding, and maintenance and operations engineering.