Engineering Technician 

Course overview

Programme Level

Level 3

Duration

42 Months

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or equivalent, including Maths and English.

Training type e.g block, release days, or at work address

Weekly day release

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

The engineering apprenticeship route (also known as ‘Machinist – Advanced Manufacturing Engineering’) allows learners to work in industries related to designing, building, servicing and repairing a range of engineering products and services.

 

Engineering Technicians work in industries associated with the Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Sector that are predominantly involved in highly skilled, complex work. Engineered and manufactured products and systems that Engineering Technicians work on could involve mechanical, electrical, electronic, electromechanical and fluid power components/systems.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES OF AN ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN:

  • 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

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

4 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or equivalent, including Mathematics, English and Science.

DURATION AND STRUCTURE OF APPRENTICESHIP

Typically 42-48 months - timescales may vary depending on occupational role and/or prior relevant qualifications / experience and Assessment of Prior Learning and Knowledge (APL/K) opportunities. This will consist of 20% offsite learning, which will take place during term time at The Leigh UTC one day a week (Wednesday 8.30am - 5pm).

QUALIFICATIONS GAINED WITH THIS APPRENTICESHIP STANDARD

After a period of foundation skills and technical knowledge development all apprentices will be required to achieve the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)

  • Level 2 Diploma in Machining (Foundation Knowledge)

After a further period of skills and technical knowledge development all apprentices will be required to achieve the following qualifications:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) - Machining

  • Level 3 Diploma in Machining (Development Knowledge)

ROLE PROFILE:

Machinists in the Advanced Manufacturing Engineering sector are predominantly involved in highly skilled, complex and precision work, machining components from specialist materials using conventional and/or CNC machine tools such as centre lathes, vertical and horizontal milling machines, horizontal and cylindrical grinding machines, electro discharge machines, single and multi- axis CNC machine tools centres. They will be expected to be able to set up, operate and adjust/edit equipment settings as applicable to the machine tool being used. When using CNC equipment they will be expected to be able to produce, prove and/or edit programmes. During and upon completion of the machining operations they will be expected to measure and check the components being produced and make adjustments to the equipment/programme to ensure components meet the required specification.

LOCATION

Off site learning will take place at the Leigh UTC, The Bridge, Brunel Way, Dartford DA1 5TF

LAT Apprenticeships, Carnation Road, Strood, Rochester, Kent, ME22SX

LAT Apprenticeships is a registered company, registration no. 12277706