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Engineering Fitter Apprenticeship (Level 3)

Wiltshire College & University Centre
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Course description

Engineering Fitter Apprenticeship (Level 3)

Fitters may typically have a mechanical, electrical, electronic, control systems, or instrumentation bias or operate across multiple disciplines depending on the type of assembly. To produce or re-furbish the components fitters will interpret drawings/specifications and plan their work, for example ensuring they have the right tools, equipment and resources to complete the task to the required specification. Fitters are required to check their work against quality standards and make adjustments as required based on their knowledge. On completion of the task a fitter will hand over the product and prepare the work area for the next task by checking equipment meets the standards required to operate. They may be based in a workshop or clients premises - this may include hazardous environments.

Suitability - Who should attend?

  • 4 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

Outcome / Qualification etc.

On completion of this apprenticeship you will gain the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 Foundation Competence Diploma
  • Level 3 Advanced Manufacturing Knowledge Diploma
  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Engineering

Training Course Content

  • Reading, interpreting and understanding the component/assembly specification, diagrams and drawings
  • Planning component/assembly task – materials, tools and equipment
  • Carryout relevant planning and preparation activities before commencing work activity and know how to source resources and interpret drawings, specifications and instructions
  • Checking tools during and after task completion; identifying and reporting defects
  • Measuring / testing, checking/inspecting component/assembly for example; use of micrometers, verniers, multimeters, voltmeter
  • Problem solving; analysing the issue and fixing the issue where appropriate
  • Applying improvement techniques; implementing solutions where appropriate
  • Communicating with colleagues and/or customers
  • Completing component/assembly documentation for example job instructions, drawings, quality control documentation .
  • Operating in line with quality, health & safety and environmental procedures; identifying risks and hazards and identifying control measures where applicable

Continuing Studies

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

  • Level 4 Manufacturing Technician (HNC/HND) Apprenticeship Level 4 Automation and Controls (HNC/HND) Apprenticeship

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Wiltshire College & University Centre

Wiltshire College & University Centre is the main provider of further and higher education in Wiltshire and is fast on its way to becoming outstanding having achieved a good Ofsted grade in June 2018. Based across four main campuses, Wiltshire...

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Wiltshire College & University Centre

Cocklebury Rd
SN15 3QD Chippenham

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