Training programme

Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Standard – Level 3

This newly-developed ‘standards-based’ apprenticeship has been designed with employers, for use with new recruits (or existing staff) who wish to gain the technical and practical knowledge required to work within the engineering sector. You will learn the essential skills to design new products and work in development teams using cutting-edge technology in CAD programming, 3D printing, machine manufacturing, air logic systems, PLC and robotic systems – all in a safe and supportive environment at the Oxfordshire Advanced Skills centre.

This qualification is an Advanced Apprenticeship or ‘Level 3’ apprenticeship. It can provide you with progression routes onto higher level engineering qualifications – for details see the After your apprenticeship page.

Requirements

Possession of GCSE grades A*- C  or grades 4 – 9 in Maths, Science, English and Design & Technology would be desirable.

Course content

  • Health and safety in the engineering environment
  • Engineering mathematics
  • Engineering principles
  • Design and CAD
  • Project skills engineering manufacturing skills – hand fitting, milling and turning
  • Mechanical maintenance and assembly
  • Fluid maintenance and assembly
  • Electrical systems instrumentation including PLC
  • Robotics

Assessment

The course takes four years to complete over the following stages:

  • Level 2 Practical Skills development, with a practical gateway assessment to year two.

  • An academic diploma assessed by tests and assignments.

  • NVQ assessment of work-based development.

In the final stage, there will be an ‘end point assessment’ conducted through an interview by an external professional organisation.

Qualification

Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Standard

Level 2 Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Foundation Diploma

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering Technologies

Level 3 Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Diploma

At the end of the apprenticeship you will be in a position to apply for Engineering Technician status. Find out more on the After your apprenticeship page.

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