Engineering Fitter Apprenticeship Level 3
Type: Apprenticeship
Entry Requirements: You should be aiming for at least 3 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above including English Language and/or mathematics. These requirements may alter dependent upon the needs of the employer. If you don’t quite achieve the entry criteria though don’t worry, we can discuss your options. If you have not achieved a Grade 4 in English Language and/or mathematics you will be required to achieve a Level 1 or Level 2 Functional Skills in English and/or Maths as part of your Apprenticeship.
Course Overview

This apprenticeship will enable you to produce complex high value, low volume components or assemblies in full or part, using machines, equipment or systems, to the required specification. This could include, turbines, cranes, gearboxes, production lines, rigs and platforms. Fitters may typically have a mechanical, electrical, electronic, control systems, pipe fitting or instrumentation bias. You will learn how to check your work against quality standards and adjust as required based on your knowledge. During your apprenticeship you could be based within a workshop or at client’s premises.

What will I learn?

During this apprenticeship you will learn to:

• Interpret and follow drawings/diagrams and/or specifications for required component or assembly
• Plan work activity, including resources, equipment and tooling
• Produce individual components, for example keys, pipework, threading, wiring looms, interfacing parts, motors, wiring cables
• Re-furbish components
• Assemble components to produce equipment, machine or system - in full or part
• Quality check and adjust components or assembly against required specification for example testing and calibrating
• Identify and resolve problems with components or assembly
• Hand over completed components or assembly, this may include storage and commissioning
• Contribute to continuous improvement in component production or assembly

How will the course be assessed?

• A range of assessment methods are used throughout the programme to ensure apprentices are ready to enter the workplace. These include progress meetings, assignments, practical observations in the workplace, portfolio completion and an externally validated end point assessment.
• £2million Engineering Skills Centre
• Unique subsonic wind tunnel, fully equipped workshops with the latest rapid prototype technology and software, and CNC machinery
• Innovation laboratory and 3D printing and manufacturing area for students to develop industry skills and prepare for their future career

Materials and other information

• Expert Trainer Assessors with vast industry experience providing continuous support throughout the programme.
• Highly skilled, industry connected trainers and assessors.
• Employers have worked to co-create the programme making it highly industry relevant.
• You will also undertake an Advanced Manufacturing Engineering qualification in either Development Knowledge or Technical Knowledge or the Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge) to ensure full knowledge to complete the fitting role.

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