Engineering Technology Apprenticeship Level 3

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    Part Time

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    Two Years

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    September 2019


Our Level 3 (Advanced) Engineering Technology Apprenticeship is a nationally recognised course involving the use of advanced engineering techniques and training, offering you the opportunity to gain hands on industry experience.This course is aimed at those who are interested in gaining a recognised qualification to follow a career in the Engineering industry. You will study both the BTEC Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering Technology Level 3 and NVQ Extended Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering Level 3.

What will I do?

Some of the course topics you may study include:
  • Complying with Statutory Regulations and Organisational Safety Requirements
  • Using and Interpreting Engineering Data and Documentation
  • Working Efficiently in Engineering
  • Setting CNC Turning Machines for Operation
  • Machining Components using CNC Turning Machines
  • Repairing and Modifying Mechanical Assemblies
  • Checking that Completed Assemblies Comply with Specification
  • Programming PLC Systems
The Apprenticeship framework consists of several elements, which have been identified by employers as an appropriate set of skills to operate in their chosen job role.These elements are: Maths - Level 1 or Level 2 Functional Skills, unless an equivalent qualification has already been achieved.English - Level 1 or Level 2 Functional Skills, unless an equivalent qualification has already been achieved.ICT - Level 1 or Level 2 is a requirement of some Apprenticeships unless an equivalent qualification has already been achieved.ERR - Employee Rights and Responsibilities, which includes health and safety, equality and diversity as well as employment legislation.PLTS - Personal Learning and Thinking Skills, which includes team working, creative thinking and reflective learning.Vocational Element (Knowledge) - most Apprenticeship frameworks include off-the-job study for a technical certificate which is usually done at CollegeVocational Element (Competence) - all Apprenticeships include on-the-job training and assessment leading to a competence based vocational qualificationOn some frameworks, the knowledge and competence elements are combined into one qualification.

The entry qualifications for the Level 3 Engineering Technology Apprenticeship are five GCSEs at grade C or above (New GCSE grade 4 or above) including, English and Maths. An Engineering Technology Intermediate Apprenticeship would also be advantageous.If you are concerned about the above entry requirements an alternative course available is the Engineering Technology Intermediate Apprenticeship.

The Engineering Technology Apprenticeship will take you two years to complete. You will study at College for one day a week, and four days with your employer.

As an Apprentice, you will pay no course fees. However, your employer may have to pay towards your training as well as providing you with a wage.You will receive a minimum wage of £3.50 per hour within your first year of training from your employer, although they can, and often do, pay more.In the second and subsequent years of an Apprenticeship programme, the following applies:Under 18s – the required national minimum wage of £4.05 per hour. 18–20 year olds - the required national minimum wage of £5.60 per hour. 21 - 24 year olds - the required national minimum wage of £7.05 per hour. 25 year olds and over – the required national minimum wage of £7.50 per hour.If you are an employer and want to find out more information regarding employer contributions and any further costs related to the Apprenticeship programme, please call our dedicated Apprenticeship team on 01205 365701 ext. 3248

This course is 75% practical and 25% theory. You will be assessed by course work and work based evidence.

Successful completion of the Level 3 Engineering Technology Apprenticeship can lead onto the HNC in Engineering at Boston College. You can also progress into employment with job roles such as Engineering Technician.

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