Apprenticeship Level 3 Standard in Engineering Technician - Toolmaker and Tool & Die Maintenance Technician
Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies
What will you be working towards?
This Apprenticeship Standard is designed for Toolmakers and Tool & Die Maintenance Technicians who are involved in the highly skilled, complex and specialist detailed work of manufacturing and maintaining the engineering tooling used to produce components, products and assemblies. This requires the application of a broad range of activities including the interpretation of Engineering drawings and technical instructions and the use of hand, machine and automated computer-controlled machine tools and measuring equipment.
It provides a basic grounding in engineering disciplines before focussing on the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to work successfully to test and adjust the systems they have built or maintained ensuring tooling, jigs, fixtures and assemblies.
How will it be delivered?
Apprentices will attend college on day-release for 1 or 2 days a week during term time for 3 years. During this time, they will be visited in the workplace every 8 to 10 weeks where they will be guided through the work-based side of their programme. The final 6 months are focussed on preparing the apprentice for End-Point Assessment which will determine the final outcome of the Apprenticeship. This includes theory and practical tests.
Suitable employment. GCSE Grade 4 or above in English and Mathematics and 1 other subject or the equivalent.
Your next steps...
The successful completion of this course could lead to a supervisory role in engineering with a Level 4 Apprenticeship, an HNC/HND or a Degree in Engineering.