Engineering Fitter Apprenticeship Level 3
Type: Apprenticeship
Entry Requirements:

Minimum GCSE grade 3 or equivalent in English and maths. If you do not hold a GCSE grade 4 or above, you will need to study and achieve level 2 functional skills in English and maths. You will complete an initial assessment in English and maths to identify your eligibility for the course.

These requirements may alter dependent on the needs of the employer.

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 will be used throughout the programme to support the progression and development of your Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours that are all relevant to the apprenticeship standard.

The apprenticeship standard will be achieved via externally assessed End Point Assessments.

This may include:

  • A knowledge test
  • A practical observation
  • A professional discussion
  • A project presentation
  • An interview

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

Progression and Careers

• Controls and systems fitter
• Electrical fitter
• Electronic fitter
• Instrumentation fitter
• Mechanical fitter
• Pipe fitter

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