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Apprenticeship Standard Engineering Technician - Engineering and Manufacturing - Level 3


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Apprenticeship Standard Engineering Technician - Engineering and Manufacturing - Level 3  Stephenson College - Coalvillealternate textAvailable for applications

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Free Courses

16-18 Students (Age at 31st August)

  • All Full Time Courses

19-23 Students (Age at 31st August)

  • Students studying their first level 2 course
  • Students studying their first level 3 course (Some level 3 courses are not included, so please check with Student Services)
  • Unemployed, looking for work and on an acceptable benefit studying a level 1 or 2 course (see list of benefits below)

24+ Students (Age at 31st August)

  • Unemployed, looking for work and on an acceptable benefit studying a level 1 course (see list of benefits below)
  • Unemployed, looking for work and on an acceptable benefit studying a level 2 course (see list of benefits below)


  • Apprenticeships are free of charge for the learner (you are actually paid a salary!)
  • There is no upper age restriction to enrol onto an Apprenticeship programme, so long as you are 16+ years old.
  • Working hours are usually between 30-40 hours per week which includes your release to College.
  • There may be a fee for the employer willing to support you, but this depends on a few factors.

Please contact 01530 519 001 or if you have any further questions regarding an Apprenticeship programme.

List of benefits

  • Jobseeker's Allowance
  • ESA (WRAG) (Work Related Activity Group)
  • Universal Credit (Must be unemployed and required to undertake skills training)
  • Wider Benefits – see list below

Wider benefits that are acceptable

In all cases the learner must:

  • Be unemployed (i.e. not in any paid employment)
  • Want to enter employment but need skills training to do so
  • Sign the waiver agreement confirming the above
  • Show current proof of the benefit

Attendance Allowance

Bereavement Allowance

Child Benefit

Child Tax Credit

Child's Special Allowance

Council Tax Benefit, administered by local authorities

Disability Living Allowance [Being replaced by Personal Independent Payments] (If paid to learner)

Graduated retirement benefit

Guardian's Allowance

Housing Benefit, administered by local authorities

Income Support

Pensions payable under the Industrial Death Benefit scheme

Reduced Earnings Allowance, see industrial disablement benefit above

Retirement Allowance, see industrial disablement benefit above

War Widow's pension

Widow’s pension

Widowed Parent's Allowance

Working Tax Credit. (If paid to spouse, not the learner)

Reference: Funding Rules Version 2020-21

Advanced Learning Loan - Information on ways to fund your level 3 or above qualification - Details Here

More information about this Course

Course Overview
This Apprenticeship Standard Engineering Technician is block/day release and is aimed at apprentices with roles in designing, building, servicing and repairing a range of engineering products and services. The following Standard reflects employers’ requirements for the skills, knowledge and behaviours expected from someone to be competent in these job roles. Engineered and manufactured products and systems that Engineering Technicians work on could involve mechanical, electrical, electronic, electromechanical and fluid power components/systems.

What Qualifications Or Experience Do I Need?
Typically 3 GCSEs at grade C or higher including mathematics, English and science, or equivalent and/or relevant experience.

How Long Is The Course?
Apprenticeship is normally over 42 months

What Will I Learn?
Core Skills: A Technician will apply their knowledge of plant and systems to safely perform maintenance and operational activities with minimum supervision. This will require them to: ? comply with industry health, safety and environmental working practices and regulations ? locate, and rectify faults on plant and equipment ? communicate with and provide information to stakeholders in line with personal role and responsibilities ? read, understand and interpret information and work in compliance with technical specifications and supporting documentation ? prepare work areas to undertake work related activities and reinstate those areas after the completion of the work related activities ? inspect and maintain appropriate plant and equipment to meet operational requirements ? assess and test the performance and condition of plant and equipment ? communicate, handover and confirm that the appropriate engineering process has been completed to specification

How Will I Learn?
Your learning will take place in the college and the workplace as part of a structured course.

How Will I Be Assessed?
As well a the ongoing assessments at the college and workplace, there is an Enad Point Assessment which will need to be passed in order to complete your apprenticeship.

Where Could This Course Lead To?
Successful completion of this apprenticeship could lead to Higher Education courses or a Higher Apprenticeship at level 4 or 5.

Attendance Mode
Work Based

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