Engineering Technician (Level 3 Standard)
|Mode of study||Apprenticeship|
|Campus||London Road Campus|
|Start date||1 August 2022|
|Course code||PLR3UDT (APPO)|
Who is it for?
Engineering Technicians in the Aerospace, Aviation, Automotive, Maritime Defence and wider Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Sector are predominantly involved in highly-skilled, complex work and must, as a minimum be able to:
- Apply safe systems of working
- Make a technical contribution to either the design, development, quality assurance, manufacture, installation, commissioning, decommissioning, operation or maintenance of products, equipment, systems, processes or services
- Apply proven techniques and procedures to solve engineering/manufacturing problems
- Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills in communicating both technical and non-technical information
- Have a commitment to continued professional development
Engineering Technicians take responsibility for the quality and accuracy of the work they undertake within the limits of their personal authority. They also need to be able to demonstrate a core set of behaviours in order to be competent in their job role, complement wider business strategy and development. This will enable them to support their long-term career development.
Engineered and manufactured products and systems that Engineering Technicians work on could involve mechanical, electrical, electronic, electromechanical and fluid power components/systems.
Typical job titles: include:
- Machinist – Advanced Manufacturing Engineering
- Mechatronics Maintenance Technician
- Product Design and Development Technician
- Toolmaker and Tool and Die Maintenance Technician
- Technical Support Technician
- Aerospace Manufacturing
In order to complete this engineering Apprenticeship, you will be expected to complete an initial assessment in Maths and English to ensure you are at a suitable level to work towards this qualification. To apply for this Apprenticeship, you must have obtained both Maths and English at a Grade 5 or above, prior to enrolment onto this course.
What does the course involve?
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How is the course assessed?
This engineering Apprenticeship is taught at our London Road Campus on a day release basis which varies dependant on your employer’s preference. Either three days for 18 months, reducing to one day for the remaining 12 months, or two days per week for 36 months. In addition, you will be visited at your workplace regularly by your assessor, for the duration of your apprenticeship to assess you in your workplace and review progress with your employer. You will be required to sit an End Point Assessment, towards the final stages of your programme, to ensure you have obtained the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to do your job effectively.
Typically, this engineering Apprenticeship will take 42 months to complete.
What do I do next?
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