• Course Information

    Engineering Technicians take responsibility for the quality and accuracy of the work they undertake within the limits of their personal authority. They also need to be able to demonstrate a core set of behaviours in order to be competent in their job role, complement wider business strategy and development. This will enable them to support their long term career development.

    • Attendance Pattern
    • Course Level
      Level 3
    • Study Mode
      Full Time
    • Course Location
      Chorley Campus
    • Age Group
      Adults (19+)
      School Leavers (16-18)
    • Course Duration
      42 (+ 3-6 EPA) months
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  • Overview

    Engineering Technicians are employed in the wider Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Sector and predominantly involved in highly skilled, complex work and a must be able to:

    • Apply safe systems of working.
    • Make a technical contribution to either the design, development, quality assurance, manufacture,
      installation, commissioning, decommissioning, operation or maintenance of products, equipment, systems, processes or services.
    • Apply proven techniques and procedures to solve engineering/manufacturing problems.
    • Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills in communicating both technical and non-technical
    • Have a commitment to continued professional development.


    Core Knowledge & Skills
    Engineering Technicians are able to demonstrate:


    • understanding the importance of complying with statutory, quality, organisational and health and safety regulations.
    • understanding of general engineering/manufacturing mathematical and scientific principles, methods, techniques, graphical expressions, symbols formulae and calculations used by engineering technicians.
    • understanding the structure, properties and characteristics of common materials used in the sector
    • understanding the typical problems that may arise within their normal work activities/environment.
    • understanding approved diagnostic methods and techniques used to help solve engineering/
      manufacturing problems.
    • understanding the importance of only using current approved processes, procedures, documentation and the potential implications for the organisation if this is not adhered to.
    • understanding and interpreting relevant engineering/manufacturing data and documentation in order to complete their job role.
    • understanding the different roles and functions in the organisation and how they interact.
    • understanding why it is important for an organisation to continually review their processes and procedures.



    • obtaining, checking and using the appropriate documentation (such as job instructions, drawings, quality control documentation).
    • working safely at all times, complying with health, safety and environmental legislation, regulations and organisational requirements.
    • planning and where applicable obtaining all the resources required to undertake the work activity.
    • undertaking the work activity using the correct processes, procedures and equipment.
    • carrying out the required checks (such as quality, compliance or testing) using the correct procedures, processes and/or equipment.
    • dealing promptly and effectively with engineering/manufacturing problems within the limits of their responsibility using approved diagnostic methods and techniques and report those which cannot be resolved to the appropriate personnel.
    • completing any required documentation using the defined recording systems at the appropriate stages of the work activity.
    • restoring the work area on completion of the activity and where applicable return any resources and consumables to the appropriate location.



    • Personal responsibility, resilience and ethics. Comply with health and safety guidance and procedures, be disciplined and have a responsible approach to risk, work diligently at all times, accept responsibility for managing time and workload and stay motivated and committed when facing challenges.
    • Work effectively in teams. Integrate with the team, support other people, consider implications of their actions on other people and the business.
    • Effective communication and interpersonal skills. open and honest communicator, communicating clearly using appropriate methods, listening to others and have a positive and respectful attitude.
    • Focus on quality and problem solving. Follow instructions and guidance, demonstrates attention to detail, follow a logical approach to problem solving and seek opportunities to improve quality, speed and efficiency.
    • Continuous personal development. Reflect on skills, knowledge and behaviours and seeks opportunities to develop, adapt to different situations, environments or technologies and have a positive attitude to feedback and advice.


    Commitment/Off-the-job training:
    For 4 years the Apprentices will attend Runshaw College 1 day per week. There is a minimum requirement of 20% off-the-job training throughout the duration of the Apprenticeship and this is achieved through attendance at the above, practical training, shadowing/mentoring and learning support/time spent during working hours completing assessments/assignments.

  • Entry Requirements

    5 x GCSE A*-C / 9-4 including English and Maths.

    Please note that employers may stipulate higher entry requirements than those listed and should therefore be treated as the minimum entry criteria.

    However, if you do not currently meet the entry requirements for the apprenticeship you wish to apply for, you may also be considered based on related subject qualifications and/or life/work experience or upon successfully achieving the required Basic and Key Skill Builder (BKSB) results.

  • How will I be assessed?

    End Point Assessment:
    Upon successful completion of the above Qualifications/Core Skills, Apprentices will prepare for the End Point Assessment Process which covers the following:
    1. Practical Observation
    2. Professional Discussion
    3. Reflective Portfolio

  • Progression Pathway

    Degree Apprenticeship.

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