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Engineering Technician (Tool Maker and Tool Die Maintenance) – Apprenticeship (Standard)

During this apprenticeship, you will be required to learn the following knowledge, skills and behaviours:

KNOWLEDGE:
– Understanding the importance of complying with statutory, quality, organisational and health and safety regulations.
– Understanding of general engineering/manufacturing mathematical and scientific principles, methods, techniques, graphical expressions, symbols formulae and calculations used by engineering technicians.
– Understanding the structure, properties and characteristics of common materials used in the sector.
– Understanding the typical problems that may arise.
– Understanding approved diagnostic methods and techniques used to solve problems.
– Understanding the importance of only using current approved processes, procedures, documentation.
– Understanding and interpreting relevant engineering/manufacturing data and documentation.
– Understanding the different roles and functions in the organisation.
– Understanding why it is important for an organisation to continually review processes and procedures.

SKILLS:
– Obtaining, checking and using the appropriate documentation.
– Working safely at all times.
– Planning and obtaining resources required to undertake the work activity.
– Undertaking the work activity using the correct processes, procedures and equipment.
– Carrying out the required checks.
– Dealing promptly and effectively with problems.
– Completing any required documentation using the defined recording systems.
– Restoring the work area on completion of the activity.

BEHAVIOURS:
– Personal responsibility, resilience and ethics.
– Work effectively in teams.
– Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
– Focus on quality and problem solving.
– Continuous personal development.

SPECIALIST KNOWLDEGE:
– Understand relevant mathematical techniques, formula and calculations.
– Understand the structure, properties and characteristics of common materials used.
– Understand the safe operation, correct selection and the application of a range of hand tools.
– Understand the safe operation and operating principles of a range of complex and often state of the art workshop machinery.
– Understand how to set up and operate the machinery/equipment.
– Understand the principles of how the relevant tools, dies, jigs and fixtures being manufactured/maintained function, the operating sequences, the purpose of individual components/systems and how they interact.
– Understand the application of pneumatics, hydraulics, electrical and electronic systems.

SPECIALIST SKILLS:
– Read and interpret relevant data and documentation used to produce and/or maintain tool and die components, assemblies and systems.
– Apply methods and techniques to produce, assemble, disassemble repair and/or maintain tools, dies, jigs and fixtures as applicable.
– Manufacture components.
– Undertake testing to confirm correct operation.
– Undertake equipment/asset care and/or Preventative Planned Maintenance processes and procedures.
– Carry out complex fault diagnosis and repair activities.
– Contribute to the business by identifying possible opportunities for improving working practices, processes and/or procedures.

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Anytime from Sep 2021 : North Devon : Part-time
Course Code : AB187
Level : Level 3
Duration : 4 Years
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Course details

Assessments

You’ll be assessed via a combination of practical assignments, written exams and assessments, and computer-based tests. For your Level 2 Milling, Turning and Bench Fitting practical assessments, you’ll be required to correctly read a technical drawing, and make the product to the given specifications. There will also be a number of written assessments for each discipline. Business Improvement will be taught and implemented at Level 2, and assessed via a written exam. Maths, Science, and Working in an Engineering Environment is taught extensively in the first year, and will be assessed via an external computer-based test. Engineering Techniques will be assessed via a written exam.

Entry Requirements

You will be required to achieve Level 2 English and Maths prior to completing your apprenticeship.

Progression

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.

Facilities and resources

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.



You 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.

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Staring Date : 01/09/2021
Course Code : AB187 North Devon campus Enquire

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