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Engineering Technician Apprenticeship (Level 3)

Wiltshire College & University Centre
Course summary
4 years
Online courses
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Course description

Engineering Technician Apprenticeship (Level 3)

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)

Suitability - Who should attend?

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

Outcome / Qualification etc.

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

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

Training Course Content

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

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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