Engineering Fitter or Metal Fabricator (CAD) – Level 3 Apprenticeship

Engineering Fitter or Metal Fabricator (CAD) – Level 3 Apprenticeship

Duration: 39 Months
Qualification: As outlined
Start Date: Continual enrolment
Entry requirements: As outlined

Why this apprenticeship

This apprenticeship will provide you with the essential knowledge and practical skills required to program, set and operate and industry standard Computer Aided Design (CAD) system to facilitate the production of 2D and 3D engineering drawings and designs as well as a knowledge and understanding of the aspects of mechanical engineering.

You will gain an Engineering Fitter or Metal Fabricator Level 3 apprenticeship standard and have the opportunity to also undertake additional vocational units in Computer Aided Design.

Entry requirements

Candidates must be aged 16 or over and should have:

• GCSE Maths and English at grade 4 and above, or
• Functional Skills Maths and English Level 2
• The ability to follow instructions and diagrams
• The ability to work accurately and a good eye for detail
• Good communication and problem solving abilities
• The ability to work on your own initiative, but also be a good team worker
• Good IT skills and enjoy working on computers

Course content

Our experienced tutors are here to support you all the way and by the end of your apprenticeship you will be able to:

• Understand the risks to Health and Safety Associated with the Use of Computer Equipment and Associated Peripheral Devices.
• Understand Mechanical Principles and have an understanding of engineering maintenance or, the principles and applications of fabrication and welding.
• Manage stored data files effectively and configure a CAD System to meet task requirements.
• Understand the requirements of CAD Drawings and Designs to comply with national and international standards and conventions.
• Check lighting systems are working correctly.
• Understand How to Use a CAD System for the production of complex two dimensional (2D) engineering drawings and designs.
• Understand how to modify, copy, manipulate and erase drawn entities.
• Understand how to use a CAD system for the production of basic three dimensional (3D) models and realisations and understand How to Output CAD Data to Peripheral Devices

What qualification will I achieve?

Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge) plus a vocational qualification relating to work area.

These qualifications gives both a basic all-round grounding in engineering, as well as extensive theoretical and practical experience in your own employment. On completion, you will gain:

• Either the Engineering Fitter or Mechanical – Level 3 standard in Fabrication and Welding or Mechanical plus vocational qualification relating to CAD

What next?

Here you will find some potential career pathways once you have completed your apprenticeship with us.

CAD Drawer/Designer

Key tasks

• use software to draw 2D or 3D images of products or parts of a product
• work with engineers to design parts for machinery
• help engineers estimate the cost of a product

IT Project Manager

Key tasks

• finding out what the client needs and minimising risk to the business
• working out and agreeing timescales, budgets and quality
• using project management software to plan and resource stages
• co-ordinating the project team, keeping clients and managers informed of progress
• solving problems as they arise and adjusting plans
• providing documentation and training for users of the new system
• ensuring a smooth changeover from the old IT system to the new one
• confirming satisfaction before signing off and evaluating completed tasks

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