Engineering and Manufacturing Apprenticeships

Engineering Technician

Engineering Technician

Posted: 10th Jan, 2019

Sector: Engineering and Manufacturing

Technical support technicians work in all areas of engineering and manufacturing. Apprentices will support a variety of engineering activities by developing skills and knowledge in how to evaluate technical data and documentation, and how to produce technical documentation that contains all the relevant and necessary data and information required for the engineering activity being carried out. Other skills and knowledge that can be developed also include quality control, inspection and engineering drawing.

The Level 3 qualification along with this apprenticeship is designed for recognition by professional engineering institutions, registered at the appropriate level (Engtech).

What's Involved

The apprentice will complete a portfolio of evidence through a blended learning model which will enable preparation for end-point assessment which includes:

Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours modules:

Learners will have set criteria to meet in each area whilst on programme. This will be guided by the trainer and supported by the employer.

Functional Skills in maths and English:

These provide practical skills to help gain the most out of work, education and everyday life. Learners will complete written and online tests.

End-point assessment:

The end-point assessment is the final stage of the apprenticeship and is to be completed once the Level 3 Diploma has been achieved. It comprises written and practical tests as well as a professional dialogue and interview.

Delivery

Following enrollment, learners engage in a blended programme of training and support that will include attendance at group training sessions on a day release (or block release) basis, work-based learning, email and face-to-face support from their trainer/assessor as well as a programme of training devised by the employer.

The length of the programme will differ depending on experience, knowledge and skills development along with the industry skills selected however the course is targeted for completion within 42 to 48 months.

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Progression

Avenues of progression include:

  • Further learning in technical support
  • Employment opportunities and career progression

Costs

Funding levels are variable. To discuss what your funding options are and what apprenticeship contribution you may have to give, please contact us on 01743 454810.

Apprenticeship wages are paid by the employer. They should reflect that the apprentice is in training and must meet the National Minimum Wage for Apprentices. For apprentices over the age of 19, their wages must meet the National Minimum Wage for their age group after their first year as an apprentice (if the programme is longer than 12 months).

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