Advanced Apprenticeship – Engineering Technical Support Technician
The apprentice will gain technical knowledge, develop practical competence skills, along with functional and personal skills whilst working in an engineering environment. Acquired through a mix of learning in the workplace, formal off-the-job training and academic study at college.
|When Flexible start dates||Duration36 - 42 Months|
|LevelLevel 3||AttendanceFull time employment with day release time|
The engineering standard requires the apprentice to complete a range of formal qualifications and pass through identified learning gateways:-
Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Competence)
The apprentice is required to complete both mandatory units and specific competence units:-
- Complying with statutory regulations
- Using and interpreting engineering data
- Working efficiently and effectively
- Business Improvement Techniques
Technical Specific Units 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
Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering – Technical Support Technician (Competence)
Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Knowledge)
This will require the apprentice to develop their skills and knowledge to a higher level and demonstrate skill specific competences, knowledge and behaviours within the workplace.
– Level 2 Functional Skills in Mathematics
– Level 2 Functional Skills 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 technician, quality engineer, production engineer, design engineer, mechanical test engineer, CNC Programmer.
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.