This occupation is found in the advanced manufacturing engineering and engineering construction sectors. The broad purpose of the occupation is to carry out metal fabrication work using things such as rolled steel joists, columns, channels, steel plate and metal sheet etc. Work includes manufacturing bridges, oil rigs, ships, petro-chemical installations, cranes, platforms, aircraft, automotive and machinery parts, sheet metal enclosures, equipment supports, and anything that can be fabricated out of metal. In their daily work, an employee in this occupation interacts with planners, supervisors, inspectors, designers, welders, pipefitters, fitters, machinists, riggers, steel erectors, stores personnel, painters and many others involved in manufacturing, production, maintenance and repair. An employee in this occupation will be responsible for the quality and accuracy of their own work whilst ensuring it conforms to a relevant specification such as an engineering drawing or an international standard. Fabricators are also responsible for the health, safety and environmental (HS&E) protection of themselves and others around them.
This Apprenticeship Standard Engineering Technician is block/day release and is aimed at apprentices with roles in designing, building, servicing and repairing a range of engineering products and services. The following Standard reflects employers’ requirements for the skills, knowledge and behaviours expected from someone to be competent in these job roles. Engineered and manufactured products and systems that Engineering Technicians work on could involve mechanical, electrical, electronic, electromechanical and fluid power components/systems.
Engineering Operatives are predominantly involved in engineering operations which are key to the success of the Manufacturing and Engineering sector allowing employers to grow their business while developing a work force with the relevant skills and knowledge to enhance the sustain the sector. The role covers a wide range of common and job specific skills sets that can be transferred across the manufacturing engineering industry sectors during the course of their careers. Dependent on the sector that they are employed in there may be subtle differences in terms of composition and application of the job role specific skills and knowledge they will require, however the core skills and knowledge will be the same regardless of the sector/area they work in.
This City & Guilds course can be completed at Level 1, Level 2 or 3 and allows candidates to safely learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the engineering sector. It includes one of the following 3 welding processes: Manual Metal Arc (MMA), Metal Inert Gas (MIG) & Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG).
This course is a Diploma in General Engineering. It is suitable for learners who want to apply for engineering apprenticeships or progress to a Level 3 Engineering course.
The Diploma focuses on performance using practical skills, knowledge and understanding and is an ideal pathway to a range of careers within engineering.
The course is aimed at those wishing to obtain a Higher National Certificate either to enhance their career or as a vocational path into Higher Education. The Edexcel Higher National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering is a Level 4 qualification, consisting of a minimum of 120 credits, which can equate to year 1 of a Bachelor in Engineering (BEng) course of study.
The Mechanical Engineering HND Conversion takes your level 4 HNC up to a level 5 qualification. This 18 month course broadens the scope of your technical knowledge, enhances job prospects and the opportunity to convert to degree level.