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Engineering

Level 3 Engineering Technician Standard

Apprenticeship


Course Overview

Institute of Apprenticeships Reference Number: ST0457

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.

Engineering Technician, Aerospace Technician, Aviation Engineer, Maritime Engineering, Machinist, Mechatronics Engineer and Toolmaker 

  1. Aerospace Manufacturing Fitter
  2. Aerospace Manufacturing Electrical/Mechanical and Systems Fitter
  3. Aircraft Maintenance Fitter/ Technician (Fixed and Rotary Wing)
  4. Airworthiness, Planning, Quality and Safety Technician
  5. Maritime Electrical Fitter
  6. Maritime Mechanical Fitter
  7. Maritime Fabricator
  8. Maritime Pipeworker
  9. Machinist – Advanced Manufacturing Engineering
  10. Mechatronics Maintenance Technician
  11. Product Design and Development Technician
  12. Toolmaker and Tool and Die Maintenance Technician
  13. Technical Support Technician

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

The three pathways we can support are;-


Pathway 9 = Machinist.

Completed at college over 36 months;-


Year 1 - ERBL026

Year 2 - ERBL029 Y1

year 3 - ERBL029 Y2


(Please refer to the college web site for details of these courses)


Functional skills level two in English and Math's (if required).


Completed at the workplace over 42 Months;-


Level two NVQ - EXEN024 over 18 Months.

Level three NVQ - EXEN028 over 24 Months.


An E-portfolio for the Endpoint Assessment from your NVQ.


(details of these will be provided on the program)


Pathway 11 = Product design and development.

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.


Completed at the Workplace over 42 Months;-


Level two NVQ - EXEN024 over 18 Months.

Level three NVQ - EXEN029 over 24 Months.


An E-portfolio for the Endpoint Assessment from your NVQ.


(details of these will be provided on the program)


Pathway 13 - Technical support.

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.


Completed at the Workplace over 42 Months;-


Level two NVQ - EXEN024 over 18 Months.

Level three NVQ - EXEN026 over 24 Months.


An E-portfolio for the Endpoint Assessment from your NVQ.


(details of these will be provided on the program)


For all pathways there is also the requirement for 20% Off the Job training (this will be agreed with the employer and training provider).


Entry Requirement

Individual employers will set the recruitment and selection criteria for their Apprenticeships. In order to optimise success, candidates will typically have 4 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or equivalent, including Mathematics, English and a Science.

Assessment

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


The Technical certificate is assessed through the completion of college assignments.


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.

Where does this course lead to

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: EP10
Study Mode: Apprenticeship
Location: Basingstoke
Duration: 4 Years
Start Date: TBC.
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