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    Level

    3

    Duration

    The apprenticeship may take up to 42 months to complete (36 months planned delivery with 6 months preparation work for the End Point Assessment).

    Study method

    Apprentices will be based in the workplace throughout the duration of their apprenticeship. As part of the standard, apprentices will be required to attend college for day release training. Subject to numbers, training at college can be delivered in block sessions.

    Provider

    NWSLC

    Entry requirements

    4 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or equivalent, including English, maths and a science. As part of the apprenticeship recruitment process, all candidates will take part in an initial assessment and will need to achieve a Level 1 in English and maths to be able to join the programme.

    Course overview

    This course aims to develop the knowledge and skills of Technicians who primarily work on all stages of product creation and modification. The curriculum supports activities where apprentices work in environments which include early concept feasibility, design and development stages right through to final preparation for launch to customers. The apprenticeship work could include concept studios, rapid prototyping, assembly, testing, validating and analysing performance. Feel free to contact us for additional information or to answer any questions.

    Modules

    • Mathematics for Engineering Technicians
    • Engineering Product Design
    • Mechanical or Electrical & Electronic Principles of Engineering Systems
    • Properties and Applications of Engineering Materials
    • Computer Aided Design (CAD) Techniques
    • Mechanical Measurement and Inspection Techniques
    • General Engineering Maintenance Techniques and Design Process
    • Vehicle Chassis Systems, Operations, Service & Repair
    • Electrical & Electronic Principles

    Additional information

    Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence) – where traditional Milling, Turning and Fitting will be key units. Electrical Wiring and Testing, Maintaining Electrical Equipment, Circuits and Systems and Engine Stripping units will also be available. This will lead onto the foundation phase assessment gateway and then lead into Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge).

    Units include:

    • Health and Safety in the Engineering Workplace
    • Communications for Engineering Technicians
    • Mathematics for Engineering Technicians
    • Engineering Project
    • Mechanical or Electrical & Electronic Principles of Engineering System
    • Properties and Applications of Engineering Materials
    • Computer Aided Design (CAD) Techniques
    • Mechanical Measurement and Inspection Techniques
    • General Engineering Maintenance Techniques
    • Engineering Inspection and Quality Control
    • Engineering Design Process
    • Operation of Vehicle Chassis Systems
    • Vehicle Engine Principles
    • Operation, Service & Repair
    • Electrical & Electronic Principles for Vehicle Technology
    • Operation & Testing of Vehicle Electronic Ignition Systems
    • Vehicle Engine Management Systems
    • Vehicle Electronic Ancillary and Information Systems.

    Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) – Product Design and Development units will be individually selected to dovetail into the apprentice’s job role.

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