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This Apprenticeship is a brilliant way to gain new practical and professional skills, on-the-job training, nationally recognised qualifications and earn money at the same time. This Apprenticeship course is also available to those who are employed and want to upskill in the workplace.

Course Overview:

Option 9: Machinist – Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Option 13: Technical Support Technician

  • Engineering Technicians in the Aerospace, Aviation, Automotive, Maritime Defence and Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Sector are involved in highly skilled, complex work and must, be able to:
  • Make a technical contribution to either the design, development, quality assurance, manufacture, installation, commissioning, decommissioning, operation or maintenance of products, equipment, systems, processes or services
  • Apply proven techniques and procedures to solve engineering/manufacturing problems
  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills in communicating both technical and non-technical information
  • Have a commitment to continued professional development

They take responsibility for the quality and accuracy of the work. Work could involve mechanical, electrical, electronic, electromechanical and fluid power components/systems.

What You Will Learn:

Level 2 Foundation Competence qualification, Level 3 Development Competence qualification, Level 3 Development Technical Knowledge qualification.

  • Understanding key factors; the importance of complying with statutory, quality, organisational and H&S regulations;
  • General engineering/manufacturing mathematical and scientific principles, methods, techniques, and graphical expressions;
  • Structure, and characteristics of common materials;
  • Diagnostic methods and techniques used to help solve engineering/manufacturing problems;
  • Importance of using current approved processes, procedures, and documentation;
  • Interpreting engineering data and documentation.

The Training Will Include:

  • Face-to-face and/or remote workshops together with online learning
  • 1:1 support from a Tutor who will visit your workplace
  • Progress reviews to be completed with your Tutor and line manager
  • Development of a work-based portfolio to evidence learning
  • End-point assessment (EPA)
  • Functional Skills English and/or maths Level 1 and/or Level 2, if required

Entry Requirements:

Employers will set the recruitment and selection criteria for their Apprenticeships.

In order to optimise success, candidates will typically have 4 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or equivalent, including Mathematics, English and a Science. In order to complete the apprenticeship, you will need English and maths at Level 2 (equivalent to GCSE grade 9-4), but if you don’t have these qualifications don’t let this stop you from undertaking the apprenticeship, as we can help you gain the Level 2 requirement during your studies


42 months plus 4 months EPA

Professional Membership:

Completion of the Apprenticeship is designed to be recognised by relevant Professional Engineering Institutions at the appropriate level of professional registration (EngTech).

For more information or any queries, please contact our Recruitment Lead, Nathan Finn at 01706 63417 or
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