Advanced Apprenticeship – Engineering Fitter
The apprentice will gain technical knowledge, develop practical competence skills, along with functional and personal skills whilst working in an engineering environment. This will be acquired through a mix of learning in the workplace, formal off-the-job training and academic study at college.
|When Flexible start dates||Duration30-36 Months|
|LevelLevel 3||AttendanceFull time employment with day release time|
The engineering standard requires the apprentice to complete a formal knowledge qualification and demonstrate competence skills through completing identified learning modules –
Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Knowledge)
The apprentice is required to complete both mandatory units and specific knowledge units:-
- Health & Safety
- Engineering Maths
- Mechanical Principles
- Electrical/Electronic Principles
- Engineering Project
- Engineering Drawing
- Mechanical Systems
- Engineering Materials
- Electronic Devices & Circuits
Identified Competence Learning Modules can include:
- Hand fitting techniques
- Producing mechanical assemblies
- Using lathes for turning operations
- Preparing and using milling machines
- Using CNC turning machines
- Using CNC milling machines
- Using computer software
- Producing CAD drawings
- Wiring & Testing Electronic Circuits
- Wiring & Testing Electrical Circuits
– Functional Skills Level 2 in Mathematics
– Functional Skills Level 2 in English
Entry on to this qualification is subject to successful completion of initial assessments. GCSEs grades 4 – 9 (A*-C) in English and maths are essential.
Typically, job roles would include; workshop fitter, mechanical fitter, electrical/electronic fitter, design engineer, mechanical test engineer.
The apprenticeship will be delivered as a mixture of flexible college attendance during the 1st year with day release and blended learning in both the workplace and college over the remaining apprenticeship period via focused classroom sessions, practical workshops, production of work-based research tasks/reports and observation of performance. Including block weeks scheduled throughout the program.