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Level 3 Apprenticeship in Engineering Fitter Standard


Course Overview

Institute of Apprenticeships reference number: ST0432

This occupation is found in manufacturing and process sectors.

The broad purpose of the occupation is to produce complex high value, low volume components or assemblies in full or part, using machines, equipment or systems, to the required specification. For example, turbines, cranes, gearboxes, production lines, rigs and platforms. Fitters may typically have a mechanical, electrical, electronic, control systems, pipe fitting or instrumentation bias or operate across multiple disciplines depending on the type of assembly. To produce or re-furbish the components fitters will interpret drawings/specifications and plan their work, for example ensuring they have the right tools, equipment and resources to complete the task to the required specification. Fitters are required to check their work against quality standards and make adjustments as required based on their knowledge. On completion of the task a fitter will hand over the product and prepare the work area for the next task by checking equipment meets the standards required to operate. They may be based in a workshop or clients premises - this may include hazardous environments.

The duration of this apprenticeship is typically 42 Months study.

Please refer to the Institute of Apprenticeships for full details of the Standard and End Point Assessment plan.

Course Content

Completed at College over 36 Months; 

Year 1 - (Optional) Either ERBL026 or ERBL018.

Year 2 - Either ERBL028 or ERBL030 Y1

Year 3 -The second year of the selected course from year two.

If required English and/or Math's Functional skills level 2.

Completed at the workplace over 42 Months; 

A workbased E- Portfolio of evidence.

20% Off The Job Training (agreed by the employer and Training Provider).

Entry Requirement

  • Four GCSEs at grade 4 or above to include English, maths and preferably science, or completion of our Future Pathways course. 
  • You will need to be employed, or find employment, in the engineering sector. 


The college courses are assessed through the completion of college assignments.

The workplace competency is assessed by the candidate completing a portfolio of evidence gathered from workplace activities.

Upon completion of the above training you will be required to complete an End Point Assessment which be delivered by the End Point assessment team.

The course offers progression to the HNC and is a recognised means of career progression within the engineering industry.

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Course Outline

Course Code: EP13
Study Mode: Apprenticeship
Location: Basingstoke
Duration: 4 Years
Start Date: TBC.
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