HNC Engineering Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship Level 4
The Engineering Centre
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Why this apprenticeship?
A Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship involves work-based learning and vocational technical knowledge.
The broad purpose of the Engineering Manufacturing Technician is to provide specialist technical support for engineers. This will then enable organisations to develop, produce or test new/existing products, processes, or procedures. The outcome of this is that the customer specification will be met in terms of quality, cost and delivery, as efficiently and effectively as possible.
Engineering Manufacturing Technicians gather information and data from a range of sources and analyse the information/data.
- make decisions
- solve problems
- produce and/or update technical documentation, reports or specifications covering areas such as quality, reliability, production schedules/targets, costing or other technical documentation. This will be used to inform others, either internally or externally, what needs to be done such as how a product must be designed, manufactured, tested, modified, maintained, stored and/or transported.
- 5 GCSEs at Grade C (Grade 4/5 in the new numerical GCSE grading system) to include English and maths
- Level 3 Engineering qualification or relevant equivalent experience
- To ensure that the apprenticeship standard and pathway is appropriate for the job role, both the employer and apprentice will have a consultation with the training centre’s Engineering Department prior to enrolment. A bespoke training plan will be created for apprentices with any prior engineering qualifications
- You must be employed in a relevant role for a minimum of 30 hours per week and employed in a role that enables you to fulfil the criteria requirements of the end point assessment
- You will be expected to complete an initial assessment in maths and English to ensure you are at a suitable level to work towards this qualification
The assessor will visit the workplace at regular intervals for the duration of the Apprenticeship.
- Estimated 42 months.
- The first 24 months you will attend the training centre one day a week (1.30-8.00pm) and undertake the HNC classroom taught knowledge sessions and undertake the KSB learning outcomes tasks as well as gathering any naturally occurring evidence.
- In the last 12 months you will attend the training centre every eight weeks to review the vocational portfolio progress including work-based observations. The remainder of the time will be in the workplace building a portfolio of evidence for the End Point Assessment portfolio. Evidence for the portfolio can be provided through a range of sources, e.g., performance review documentation, witness statements, training records/certificates, work products such as risk assessments, reports, meeting records and plans etc.
What qualification will I achieve?
- The HNC in General Engineering (RQF) (a Level 4 qualification that’s equivalent to the first / second year of a degree)
- Level 4 Engineering Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship
Where can it lead?
While significant numbers of Higher Apprentices will seek internal progression to team leader or supervisory roles within their companies, others may decide to opt for a Level 5/Level 6 Apprenticeship Foundation degree or HND