What opportunities will this course give me?
On completion and achievement of the Standard, progression routes will be provided and discussed with the individual to enable them to make informed choices about continuous professional development.
A career in Engineering could take you to a vast range of industries, including aerospace, automotive, food and drink, marine, medical, IT, construction, nuclear, or even space. There are opportunities to work as a mechanical, electrical or chemical engineer in most industries, where you could focus on the research and design elements or take a more hands-on approach with manufacturing and maintenance.
What will I be learning?
Engineering Technicians in the Aerospace, Aviation, Automotive, Maritime Defence and wider Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Sector are predominantly involved in highly skilled, complex work and 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.
This apprenticeship standard reflects employers requirements for the skills, knowledge and behaviours expected from someone to be competent in the job role.
There are three pathways to choose from in conjunction with your employer;
• Machinist - Advanced Manufacturing Engineering
• Mechatronics Maintenance Technician
• Technical Support Technician
Why is this course for me?
Apprentices will develop their knowledge, skills and behaviours through on and off-the-job learning and are expected to attend Eastleigh College on a day release basis. Apprentices will be certificated for the apprenticeship after completion of an end point assessment.
All apprentices will be required to achieve as a minimum:
• An employer approved Level 2 Foundation Competence qualification
• An employer approved Level 3 Development Competence qualification
• An employer approved Level 3 Development Technical Knowledge qualification
Unless exempt on entry, apprentices without Level 2 English & Maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking end point assessment
This apprenticeship has a typical duration of 42-48 months however timescales may vary depending on occupational role and/or prior relevant qualifications / experience
Your progress will be continuously monitored and supported by an Apprenticeship Officer.
What do I need to sign up?
Entry is subject to interview and assessment and you will need to have relevant employment. In addition, you will need to have 4 GCSEs at grade C/4 or higher, including English & Maths or be able to demonstrate ability equivalent to, or exceeding Level 2 in English & Maths.
Is there anything else I need to know?
Completion of the Apprenticeship is designed to be recognised by relevant Professional Engineering Institutions at the appropriate level of professional registration (EngTech).
Due to the current national reform of apprenticeships, the information detailed for this framework was correct at the time it was sent to print. For September 2020, all apprenticeships will be delivered as a standard and details of these will be updated on our website as soon as the information is released. Please visit www.eastleigh.ac.uk for up-to-date course information or to discuss further, please contact the Apprenticeship Experts on 02380 911226.
Please note that all courses are subject to minimum numbers and course descriptions may be subject to change. A place on your chosen course is not confirmed until all of the necessary enrolment paperwork is signed and any relevant fees are paid. The team will be in touch to discuss this with you, once your application has been processed.
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