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Engineering Technician Apprenticeship (Level 3)

Key course information

Engineering and Manufacturing


4 years


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Course Overview

Engineering Technicians in the wider Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Sector are predominantly involved in highly skilled, complex work and must, as a minimum be able to:• 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 • Apply proven techniques and procedures to solve engineering/manufacturing problems • Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills in communicating both technical and non-technical informationWiltshire College & University Centre offers several pathways within this apprenticeship standard including Advanced Machinist, Toolmaker and Tool and Die Maintenance Technician and Technical Support Technician (Design/Quality/Business Support)

What will I learn?

You will gain an
• Understanding of engineering machine operation
• understanding of engineering mathematical / scientific principles, methods, techniques, expressions, symbols formulae and calculations used by technicians
• understanding of the structure, properties and characteristics of materials
• understanding of the problems that arise within work activities
• understanding of diagnostic methods and techniques to help solve engineering problems
• understanding of the importance of using current processes, procedures, documentation and the implications if not adhered to
• understanding and interpret relevant engineering data and documentation in order to complete your role

You will also
• obtain, check and use the appropriate documentation (such as job instructions, drawings, quality control documentation)
• undertake work activity using the correct processes, procedures and equipment
• carry out the required checks (such as quality, compliance or testing) using the correct procedures, processes and equipment
• deal with engineering problems within the limits of your responsibility using approved diagnostic methods and techniques

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs grade C/4 or above including Math, English Language and a Science
There will be an initial basic assessment as part of the application process

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

• Level 2 Foundation Knowledge Diploma
• Level 2 Foundation Competence Diploma
• Level 3 Advanced Manufacturing Knowledge Diploma
• Level 3 Advanced Manufacturing Competence Diploma

Additional Costs and Information

PPE will be provided by your employer
All learning material s will be provided as part of your course

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

Engineering and Manufacturing

Career Opportunities

  • Chemical Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer

  • Drafting and Design Engineer
  • Production Manager
  • Operations Research Analyst

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