Engineering Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship Standard Level 4
Engineering Manufacturing Technicians gather information and data from a range of sources and analyse the information/data. They will make decisions, solve problems and produce and/or update technical documentation, reports or specifications covering areas such as quality, reliability, production schedules/targets, costing or other technical documentation that informs others, either internally or externally what needs to be done such as how a product must be designed, manufactured, tested, modified, maintained, stored, transported, commissioned or decommissioned. In their daily work, an employee in this occupation interacts with their line manager to confirm departmental programmes of work and to agree individual responsibilities. This in turn will align to an overarching organisational resource and delivery plan. Engineering Manufacturing Technicians can be office based, manufacturing/plant based or more commonly combination of both, working with engineering and/or manufacturing teams at an operational level such as with production team leaders and/or management level working with specialist quality or design engineers. As well as liaising with internal colleagues, they may also be responsible for working directly with customers and/or suppliers or with representatives from appropriate regulatory bodies.
Individual employers will set the selection criteria for their Apprenticeships. In order to optimise success candidates will typically have achieved an Advanced Level 3 Engineering Apprenticeship, hold a minimum of 5 GCSE's at Grade C ( Grade 4/5 in the new numerical GCSE grading system) or above, including Mathematics, English and a Science, Technology or Engineering related subject, *(As further guidance, the level of Mathematics has an advisory GCSE level of grade B (Grade 5/6 in the new numerical GCSE grading system)
All applicants will need to attend a college interview prior to start with an Apprenticeship Advisor to confirm eligibility and entry requirements.
Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Manufacturing Operations in either of the following pathways:
Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technician
Mechanical Engineering Technician
How is my course assessed?
Day release at CWA over 2 years to achieve the HNC, and a work-based portfolio to meet the criteria of the apprenticeship standard through to end point assessment.
Apprentices will be supported by their employer, college Apprenticeship Advisor and the Commercial Trainer throughout the duration of the apprenticeship, and during the Gateway to achieve the End Point Assessment.