Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Level 3

Course Type Apprenticeship
Qualification Level 3
Start Date September 2020
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Engineering Technician Apprenticeship

The Apprenticeship standard is to provide the manufacturing and engineering sectors with technicians and engineers who have practical skills, combined with a knowledge for their chosen profession. It is for anyone who wants to work in the Engineering Sector and develop skills associated with a particular role. You should be working in the sector associated with the particular standard and have access to real life engineering tasks, equipment or services. You will need to behave ethically and demonstrate commitment to continual learning and development.
With a comprehensive structure, the apprenticeship standard will allow you to develop level 3 skills and competencies needed to be an engineer. This Apprenticeship will provide the underpinning requirement to become an Engineer. The qualification has multiple pathways and can be studied with a Mechanical, Electrical/Electronic or Maintenance focus. The apprentices will be required to attend College one day per week as part of 20% off the job training requirements.

Course Details

Entry Requirements
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  • 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above to include Maths and English or equivalent
  • Genuine interest in subject
What will I learn?
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  • Mechanical / Electrical Core knowledge - The science of Engineering
  • Materials and Manufacture
  • Automation, Control & PLC
  • Health and Safety
  • Design
  • Engineering Maths
  • Business Improvement Techniques

"I chose to study an engineering focused degree because there is so much to learn. The tutors are great and have so much industry knowledge which they share with you. The staff are really helpful if you need guidance. My apprenticeship is with Spirent Communications and I won 'Apprentice of the Year' in 2015 at the Apprenticeship Awards, which I'm really proud of."Sophie Westerman

Paignton Campus – Vantage Point

This course is available at our Vantage Point Campus. 

Our inspirational Paignton Campus provides the very best learning environment, featuring state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

South Devon College,
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