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Engineering Technician (Machinist) - Apprenticeship (Standard)

Level:
Level 3
Course Code:
AB183
Location:
North Devon Campus
Duration:
Four years

As an Engineering Technician Machinist Apprentice, you’ll be working with existing machinists as they carry out highly skilled and complex precision work, including the setting-up, operating, and adjusting of equipment settings. You’ll gain valuable experience in machining components from specialist materials; using conventional and CNC machine tools such as centre lathes, vertical and horizontal milling machines, horizontal and cylindrical grinding machines, electro-discharge machines, and single and multi-axis CNC machine tools.

As well as preparing you for a rewarding and successful career in the engineering sector, you’ll also gain a valuable, nationally-recognised, qualification. And, on top of all that, you’ll even be paid while you train.

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Years One and Two:
You’ll spend three days a week developing your knowledge and practical skills in areas such as milling, turning, bench fitting, business improvement, maths and science, working in an engineering environment, and undertaking engineering techniques.
• Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)
• Level 2 Award for Foundation Phase Gateway Assessment

Years Three and Four:
• Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) - Machinist
• Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering - (Development Knowledge)
You’ll be assessed via a combination of End Point Assessment and On-Programme Assessment.
Five GCSEs at grade 4/C or above

Upon successful completion of this course, you can advance to a Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship or progress to Higher Education, and enrol on a related HNC or FdSc programme.
This programme will be taught at the Engineering Centre of Excellence, which is a specialist training and assessment facility for engineering and manufacturing students. The centre contains high-tech CAD facilities, 3D printing, electronics design and assembly, a fabrication and welding workshop, CNC and manual machining, and a bench fitting workshop.

The students on this programme will have access to specialist workshops, laboratories, and high-quality CAD applications installed on industry-standard computer systems.

The Mechanical work is supported by a number of professional resources, including a machine shop, welding and sheet metal workshops, and a well-equipped science laboratory with a range of industrial testing equipment.

The Electrical, Electronic, and Digital Technology studies are supported by computer-assisted learning and virtual instrumentation in two classrooms, and a practical workshop where soldering of surface mount devices (SMD), through hole plated (THP) technologies, assembly, and circuit testing can take place.
Please contact the Advice & Guidance Centre on 01271 852422 for more information.

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