Level Three Engineering Fitter Apprenticeship

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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.
In their daily work, an employee in this occupation typically interacts with line managers/supervisors; depending on the size of the employer and nature of the work they may work as part of a team of fitters or independently. They may interact with personnel in other functions for example installation and maintenance engineers, health & safety and quality assurance personnel, as well as internal or external customers.
An employee in this occupation will be responsible for completion of their work to the required specification and deadlines, in line with quality, health & safety and environmental regulations and requirements, with minimum supervision.

What will I study?

3 mandatory units:

  • Health and Safety in the Engineering Workplace
  • Communications for Engineering Technicians
  • Mathematics for Engineering Technicians

5 - 6 optional units

An Example of Optional Units:

  • Engineering inspection and quality control
  • Properties and applications of engineering materials
  • Engineering maintenance procedures and techniques
  • Computer Aided Design Techniques
  • Welding principles
  • Monitoring and fault diagnosis of engineering systems
  • MMA Welding

Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours are taught to meet the End Point Assessment criteria

How will I be assessed?

  • End Point Assessment
  • Multiple choice Tests
  • Professional Discussion (supported by portfolio)
  • Project – Report including evidence and questioning

How will the course be delivered?

The delivery will be a mixture of work-based training and progress assessment mixed with College taught sessions throughout the programme week on Wednesday’s to support the 20% off the job training requirement.

Delivery is based at the Beverley campus.

Entry requirements

Individual employers will set the selection criteria for their Apprenticeships.

Additional information

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Higher Education Apprenticeship Guide Full-time Course Guide 2021 Part-Time Autumn Course Guide