Engineering Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship

Course code: XMZU050P

Subject area: Apprentices

Study level: Apprenticeship

Course level: 3

Course details

9:00am - 5:00pm

Various

1st Aug 2022 - 31st Jul 2023

Off Site

Contact details

apprenticeships@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

01235 216 216

Engineering Technicians are mostly involved in highly skilled, complex work. Through the course of the apprenticeship, they will learn to apply safe systems of working, making a technical contribution to the design, installation, commissioning, decommissioning, operation or maintenance of equipment, systems, or services. Technicians will apply proven techniques and procedures to solve engineering problems and demonstrate effective interpersonal skills in communicating both technical and non-technical informationEngineering Technicians will learn to 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 to be competent in their job role, complement wider business strategy and development.

Engineering Technicians are mostly involved in highly skilled, complex work. Through the course of the apprenticeship, they will learn to apply safe systems of working, making a technical contribution to the design, installation, commissioning, decommissioning, operation or maintenance of equipment, systems, or services. Technicians will apply proven techniques and procedures to solve engineering problems and demonstrate effective interpersonal skills in communicating both technical and non-technical informationEngineering Technicians will learn to 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 to be competent in their job role, complement wider business strategy and development.Duration: • 24 months practical training period, plus 3 months for End Point AssessmentDelivery model: • Work-based training with your employer • Day release during term time (approximately 36 days per year, over two years) • Approximately 12 on-site assessment visits per year • Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English (7 days at college for each, if required) • Off the job training will count for at least 20% of an apprentice’s time at workQualifications included: • Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Maths • Level 3 Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Technical Knowledge) • Level 3 Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence)End Point Assessment: • Occupational competence validation interview • Professional competence assessment • Employer endorsement of occupational and professional competence

What will apprentices learn? - 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 solve engineering 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 - Understanding and interpreting relevant engineering/manufacturing data and documentation - Understanding the different roles and functions in the organisation and how they interact. - Understanding the importance of continually reviewing organisation processes and procedures
Successful completion of this apprenticeship and the knowledge, skills and behaviours developed, could lead to full-time employment or progression into higher-level or degree apprenticeship programmes in engineering.
Applicants are likely to have 5 or more GCSEs A*- C / 9 - 4, including Maths and English, or equivalent, and will need to demonstrate the ability to achieve all elements of the apprenticeship during their programme, including working in a suitable job role.
Free to apprentices. This apprenticeship has a £26,000 funding band. Small companies will need to contribute £1,300 toward the funding; large companies could pay through the apprenticeship levy if they have funds available.
What skills will apprentices gain? - Obtaining, checking, and using the appropriate documentation (such as job instructions, drawings, quality control documentation) - Always working safely, complying with health, safety and environmental legislation, regulations and organisational requirements - Planning and where applicable obtaining all the resources required to undertake the work activity - Undertaking the work activity using the correct processes, procedures and equipment - Carrying out the required checks (such as quality, compliance or testing) using the correct procedures, processes and/or equipment - Dealing promptly and effectively with engineering / manufacturing problems within the limits of their responsibility using approved diagnostic methods and techniques and report those which cannot be resolved to the appropriate personnel - Completing any required documentation using the defined recording systems at the appropriate stages of the work activity - Restoring the work area on completion of the activity and where applicable return any resources and consumables to the appropriate locationWhat behaviours will apprentices develop? - Personal responsibility, resilience, and ethics. - Work effectively in teams. Integrate with the team, support other people, consider implications of their actions on other people and the business - Effective communication and interpersonal skills. open and honest communicator, communicating clearly using appropriate methods, listening to others and have a positive and respectful attitude - Focus on quality and problem solving. Follow instructions and guidance, demonstrates attention to detail, follow a logical approach to problem solving and seek opportunities to improve quality, speed and efficiency - Continuous personal development. Reflect on skills, knowledge and behaviours, seeks opportunities to develop, adapt to different situations, environments or technologies and have a positive attitude to feedback and advice