Engineering Technician 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

Engineering Technicians in the Aerospace, Aviation, Automotive, Maritime Defence and wider Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Sector are predominantly involved in highly skilled, complex work.

This apprenticeship will enable you 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 and apply proven techniques and procedures to solve engineering/manufacturing problems.

What will I learn?

During this apprenticeship you will gain a wide range of skills and knowledge such as:

  • Understanding approved diagnostic methods and techniques used to help solve engineering/manufacturing problems
  • Understanding the practical and theoretical uses of the machines used, and their application
  • Understanding of general engineering/manufacturing mathematical and scientific principles, methods, techniques, graphical expressions, symbols formulae and calculations used by engineering technicians
  • Understanding the importance of complying with statutory, quality, organisational and health and safety regulations
  • Understanding and interpreting relevant engineering/manufacturing data and documentation in order to complete their job role

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
• Completion of the Apprenticeship is designed to be recognised by relevant Professional Engineering Institutions at the appropriate level of professional registration (EngTech)

Progression and Careers

  • Aircraft Maintenance Fitter/ Technician (Fixed and Rotary Wing)
  • Airworthiness, Planning, Quality and Safety Technician
  • Maritime Electrical/Mechanical Fitter
  • Mechatronics Maintenance Technician
  • Product Design and Development Technician
  • Toolmaker and Tool and Die Maintenance Technician
  • Aerospace Manufacturing Fitter
  • Technical Support Technician

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