Level Four Engineering Manufacturing Technician, Apprenticeship

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The broad purpose of the occupation is to provide specialist technical support for engineers, so that organisations can develop, produce or test new/existing products, processes, or procedures to meet a customer specification in terms of quality, cost and delivery, as efficiently and effectively as possible. Engineering Manufacturing Technicians gather information and data from a range of sources and analyse the information/data. They will make decisions, solve problems and produce and/or update technical documentation, reports or specifications covering areas such as quality, reliability, production schedules/targets, costing or other technical documentation that informs others, either internally or externally what needs to be done such as how a product must be designed, manufactured, tested, modified, maintained, stored, transported, commissioned or decommissioned.

What will I study?

  • Engineering Design
    Engineering Maths
    Engineering Science
    Managing a Professional Project
    Mechanical Principles
    Mechanical Workshop Practices
    Engineering Management
    Maintenance Engineering

How will I be assessed?

Achievement of the course is dependent on passing the end point assessment. The end point assessment will consist of a observation with questioning (Pass/Fail) and a professional discussion, supported by portfolio of evidence (Pass/Distinction).

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.

Entry requirements

Individual employers will set the selection criteria for their Apprenticeships. In order to optimise success candidates will typically have 5 GCSE's at Grade C/4-5 or above, including Mathematics, English and a Science, Technology or Engineering related subject

or 90+ credits in an Engineering BTEC at level 3. *(As further guidance, the level of Mathematics has an advisory GCSE level of grade B/5-6 

What next?

A career as: Manufacturing Engineer Quality, Manufacturing Production Engineer, Manufacturing Procurement Engineer, Quality Engineer, Costing Engineer, Test and Commissioning Engineer, Installation Engineer, Process Engineer, Production Support Engineer.

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 Summer Course Guide