Level 3 Engineering Fitter Apprenticeship 

What does a Level 3 Engineering Fitter Apprentice do?

Fitters may typically have a mechanical, electrical, electronic, control systems, pipe fitting or instrumentation bias. To produce or re-furbish the components fitters will interpret drawings/specifications and plan their work, for example ensuring they have the right tools, equipment and resources to complete the task to the required specification. Fitters are required to check their work against quality standards and make adjustments as required based on their knowledge. On completion of the task a fitter will hand over the product and prepare the work area for the next task by checking equipment meets the standards required to operate.

In their daily work, an employee in this occupation typically interacts with line managers/supervisors; depending on the size of the employer and nature of the work they may work as part of a team of fitters or independently.

What are the entry requirements?

Candidates must be aged 16 or over and should have:
- Practical abilities and the desire to work with your hands
- High motivation and are keen to work in the engineering maintenance environment
- The ability to follow instructions and diagrams
- The ability to work accurately and a good eye for detail
- Good communication and problem solving abilities
- Good numeracy and literacy abilities to work with data
- The ability to work on your own initiative, but also be a good team worker

What is the duration of the course?

The Level 3 Engineeering Fitter Apprenticeship takes approximately 48 months to complete. For the first 6 months of this Apprenticeship, the apprentice will be required to attend Alliance Learning on block release.

How can I progress in Maintenance Engineering?

After completing the Level 3 Apprenticeship, you could progress onto Higher Apprenticeship at Level 4 in Engineering, HNC or HND.

What Qualifications will I gain?

This qualification provides a foundation in engineering machining operations and techniques, as well as extensive theoretical and practical experience in this occupational area. On completion, you will be of fully-skilled status.

1. Performing Engineering Operations: Producing mechanical Engineering Drawing, hand fitting techniques, Maintaining Mechanical devices, Assembly and testing Fluid Power, Wiring and Testing). 

2. BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge):
This is the higher level technical knowledge that you will be required to study towards and achieve and is a lead on from the level 2. This is mainly delivered in a classroom to ensure a high level of technical ability and understanding and will be assessed through a mixture of practical assessments or exams.

3. End Point Assessment:
An external assessor will be arranged by your employer to review all evidence, conduct a full observation and hold an interview with you to determine your ability in the role and ensure that the 3 1/2 years training has developed you into a competent and skilful engineer. The final grading based on all assessments and evidence provided will be scored on a Pass, Merit or Distinction basis.

4. Functional Skills in English and Maths Level 2:
Functional Skills are qualifications in Maths and English that equip learners with the practical skills needed to learn, live and work successfully. This will only be required if you haven’t already attained this level through GCSE.

How do I apply?

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