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Engineering Fitter Apprenticeship Level 3

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Typical duration 42 Months + End-Point Assessment
Level 3

Engineering Fitters produce complex high value, low volume components or assemblies in full or part, using machines, equipment or systems to required specifications e.g. turbines, cranes, gearboxes, production lines, rigs and platforms.

To ensure that the apprenticeship pathway is appropriate for the job role, both the employer and apprentice will have a consultation with the Engineering Department prior to enrolment. A bespoke training plan will be created for apprentices with any prior engineering qualifications.

Entry requirements

To start the course you must be employed in a relevant role for a minimum of 30 hours per week. You should have as a minimum 5 GCSEs or equivalent at grade 4 or above, including GCSE Higher Maths at grade 5 or above and English and science or technical subject.

What will I study?

This apprenticeship will give you the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to work as a Engineering Fitter and will include the following:

  • Comply with and work within health and safety requirements and company policies and procedures at all times
  • Interpreting and following drawings/diagrams and/or specifications for required component or assembly
  • Planning work activity, including resources, equipment and tooling
  • Producing individual components, for example keys, pipework, threading, wiring looms, interfacing parts, motors, wiring cables
  • Re-furbishing components
  • Assembling components to produce equipment, machine or system - in full or part
  • Quality checking and adjusting components or assembly against required specification; for example testing and calibrating

You will also work towards the Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Diploma and produce a portfolio of evidence on which the End-Point Assessment (EPA) professional discussion will be based.

Method of delivery

A flexible model of delivery is available based on the employer’s needs and can include an optional Level 2 Advanced Manufacturing Engineering.

How will I be assessed?

Successful achievement of the End-Point Assessment will lead to final certification of the apprenticeship. The assessment, with an independent assessor, will comprise of 3 elements:

  • Project: report including evidence and questioning
  • Multiple-choice test
  • Professional discussion supported by portfolio of evidence

Additional costs

There are no specific College programme related costs, however you will be advised of any additional costs during your application and enrolment process.

Qualifications received

Engineering Fitter Apprenticeship Level 3.

Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering.

Good course combinations

It is not possible to combine this course with other Vocational, T Level or A Level programmes.

Your next steps

This apprenticeship has professional recognition: Institution of Engineering and Technology - Engineering Technician. You can also work towards higher-level apprenticeships and qualifications

To find out more about how to become an apprentice or how to recruit an apprentice into your business, please contact:

York College Apprenticeships Team:

Tel: 01904 770368


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