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Institute of Apprenticeships reference number: ST0243
LBSE Technicians typically work on site utilising their own initiative in a customer facing role. They are often called upon to mentor and supervise junior colleagues and dispense advice to customers on machinery selection. Typically they are involved in all aspects of;
This requires a blend of skills, knowledge and behaviours, safe working and environmental practice capabilities covering; power units, power trains, fabrication, mechanical, electrical, electronic, hydraulic and pneumatic system applications. These will be used in the context of the machinery and equipment in the chosen industry sector. The technician will typically have an understanding of the interface between machine, biological systems and the working environment for example climate, soil, plant and animals. The nature of the industry will present technical challenges ranging from simple mechanics to the diagnosis and repair of complex mechanical, electronic and telemetry systems. These operations may take place in the employer’s workplace or on the customer’s site requiring flexible working hours as dictated by seasonal requirements. Technicians may be called upon to advise customers and support work colleagues.
The duration of this apprenticeship is typically 36 Months
Please refer to the Institute of Apprenticeships for full
details of the Standard and End Point Assessment plan.
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 36 Months;
A workbased E- Portfolio of evidence.
20% Off The Job Training (agreed by the employer and
Employers set the selection criteria for their apprentices. Typically this includes 4 GCSE’s at Grade C or equivalent to include English, mathematics and a science subject. In addition it is desirable that the candidate has an understanding of Information and Communication Technology.
The college courses are assessed through the completion of
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
The course offers progression to the HNC and is a recognised
means of career progression within the engineering industry.