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Engineering Technicians take responsibility for the quality and accuracy of the work they undertake within the limits of their personal authority. They also need to be able to demonstrate a core set of behaviours in order to be competent in their job role, complement wider business strategy and development. This will enable them to support their long term career development.

Engineered and manufactured products and systems that Engineering Technicians work on could involve mechanical, electrical, electronic, electromechanical and fluid power components/systems.

  • What will I study?

    Within this qualification there are multiple pathways that you can follow depending upon your job role;

    • Machining
    • Technical Support

    In this apprenticeship you will be required to cover the following core skills, knowledge and behaviours: Knowledge

    • understanding the importance of complying with statutory, quality, organisational and health and safety regulations
    • understanding of general engineering/manufacturing mathematical and scientific principles, methods, techniques, graphical expressions, symbols formulae and calculations used by engineering technicians
    • understanding the structure, properties and characteristics of common materials used in the sector
    • understanding the typical problems that may arise within their normal work activities/environment
    • understanding approved diagnostic methods and techniques used to help solve engineering/manufacturing problems
    • understanding the importance of only using current approved processes, procedures, documentation and the potential implications for the organisation if this is not adhered to Core Skills: S1: Reading, interpreting and understanding the component/assembly specification, diagrams, drawings and work instructions. S2: Planning component/assembly task - materials, tools and equipment. S3: Preparing work area for component/assembly task; sourcing required resources, tools/equipment. S4: Using appropriate hand-fitting tools and techniques to assemble/dis-assemble for example filing, turning, milling, soldering, marking out, forming and measuring. S5: Checking tools during and after task completion; identifying and reporting defects. S6: Measuring and testing, checking/inspecting component/assembly for example; use of micrometers, verniers, multimeters, volt meter Behaviours
    • Personal responsibility and resilience

    • Work effectively in teams

    • Effective communication and interpersonal skills

    • Focus on quality and problem solving

    • Continuous personal development
  • Who is this course for?

    This course is ideal if you have a strong interest or experience in working within an Engineering environment, using a range of machinery and equipment. An apprenticeship is ideal if you want to;

    • Achieve a qualification
    • Gain valuable work experience and career development
    • Earn while you learn
  • How is the course assessed?
    • 1-2 days at college Depending on prior qualifications
    • Develop a portfolio of evidence
    • Assessments in the work place
    • off sites visits
    • To complete your apprenticeship you will have to pass an end point assessment
  • Your Study Programme

    There are mandatory qualification required in this apprenticeship, these are;

    • Foundation Knowledge Qualification delivered at college
    • Foundation competence qualification delivered / assessed both in the workplace and at college
    • Advanced Development knowledge qualification delivered at college
    • Advanced Development Competence qualification Workplace assessment to industry standards
  • Knowledge

    You will develop a thorough knowledge and understanding of:

    • The awareness of health and safety regulations, relevance to the occupation and the machinist's responsibilities
    • Engineering representations, drawings, graphical information and specifications
    • Machining operations and techniques to produce complex components.
  • Skills

    You will have the ability to:

    • Comply with environmental, ethical and sustainability regulations and procedures
    • Record information - paper based or electronic
    • Apply machining operations and techniques to produce complex components with features.
  • Behaviours

    What is required?

    • Prioritise health and safety
    • team-focus to meet Work goals, for example, Work effectively with others, resolves issues in discussion with others
    • support an equality, diverse and inclusive culture.
  • General info

    You will need to provide your own overalls, safety goggles and protective boots for college.

  • Progression and Career Opportunities

    After successful completion of this course you could further progress your career within the Engineering industry or onto a higher level qualification.

  • Entry Requirements for new students
    • Applicants will typically hold:
    • GCSEs grade 9-4 in Maths, English and Science
    • Equivalent L2 qualifications appropriate to the apprenticeship
    • Initial assessment (BKSB and free-writing) will demonstrate the applicant is working at Level 1 for English and mathematics

    *All applicants will be invited for interview with an apprenticeship advisor and the employer

    • Equivalent qualifications will be considered.
    • In exceptional circumstances, applications which do not meet the formal entry criteria may be considered on an individual basis.
  • Admissions Process

    Be prepared to sit English and maths assessments. You will need to bring copies of your certificates for any qualifications already achieved A copy of your CV or application The interview process will include an informal advice and guidance session with one of our apprenticeship advisors in preparation for a formal interview with an employer (subject to suitability for the course and job)