Level Three Engineering Fitter Apprenticeship

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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.

What will I study?

  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering
  • Knowledge, skills and behaviours based around Engineering Fitting in preperation for the end point assessment

How will I be assessed?

A range of multiple-choice examinations, professional discussions, centre marked practical/theory assessments, and mock completion of a variety of projects for end point assessment preparation.

How will the course be delivered?

A Grade 3/ D GCSE in English and Maths, Level 2 Engineering qualification or relevant equivalent experience.

What next?

HNC in Engineering

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 Spring Course Guide