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    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.



    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

    The requirements of this standard are designed to offer stretch and progression. The course will support apprentices being able to work with minimum supervision, taking responsibility for the quality, accuracy and timely delivery of the work they undertake as an Engineering Technician. They will be proactive in finding solutions to problems and identifying areas for improving the business.


    • Using and Interpreting Engineering Data and Documentation
    • Engineering Maintenance Techniques, Inspection and Quality Control
    • CAD systems and Design Techniques
    • Engineering Project Plans and Component Production Using Hand Fitting Techniques
    • Mechanical or Electrical & Electronic Principles of Engineering Systems
    • Working Efficiently and Effectively in Engineering

    Additional information

    Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence) – units may include:

    • Producing CAD models (drawings) using a CAD system
    • Producing engineering project plans
    • Producing components using hand fitting techniques
    • Using computer software packages to assist with engineering activities
    • Producing components by rapid prototyping techniques
    • Producing mechanical assemblies.

    Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge) – units may 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 Systems
    • Properties and Applications of Engineering Materials
    • Computer Aided Design (CAD) Techniques
    • Mechanical Measurement and Inspection Techniques
    • General Engineering Maintenance Techniques
    • Engineering Inspection
    • Quality Control and Engineering Design Process.

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

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