Level Three Engineering Technician Apprenticeship

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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.

How will I be assessed?

Achievement of the course is dependent on passing the end point assessment. The end point assessment will consist of technical knowledge questions, competency tests (supported by job logs) and occupational competence validation Interview.

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 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.

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