Composite materials are essential in the Aerospace, Automotive, Marine and Renewables industries and are becoming increasingly important in the Oil & Gas, Construction and Rail sectors. The composite industry therefore has an increasing requirement for skilled employees. We are adapting the way we deliver our Composites Technician Apprenticeship to allow more flexibility and a wider reach to Companies wishing to take on apprentices in this field.
Using technology, apprentices will be able to dial into their weekly lesson if they are not within a practical radius to attend the College in person. Week blocks will be scheduled to attend the College for practical workshops in our dedicated Composite Centre. If you would like to discuss this further, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
A Composites Technician is engaged in a variety of processes in the production and creation of materials and components that are used in a range of applications including but not limited to: airplanes, cars, boats, turbine blades, oil & gas rigs, bridges, trains and satellites. They provide specialised knowledge and skills that support manufacturing programmes and projects and may be deployed in the areas of design, tooling, moulding, lay-up, curing, machining, inspection, testing, repair and material production.
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All technicians employed in the Composites sector will need to develop specialist knowledge, skills and behaviours. These will be generic and/or technology specific, but the subject areas indicated below will provide a foundation for development in composites manufacture.
A Composites Technician will require a thorough understanding of the industry in which they are employed. They will be able to understand and apply the following areas :
The Knowledge Element will be taught via remote classes or attendance in College.
A Composites Technician will develop skills in the disciplines of design, mould tool making and preparation, part lay-up, curing, testing, inspection, repair and material science. They will be able to:
Practical skills will be taught via block release at College. Examples must be provided within the workplace.
The behaviour of Technicians in the Composites industry is one of the most important aspects of the standard. Composites Technicians will be expected to:
End point assessment is the final stage of your apprenticeship and you must pass this to achieve your apprenticeship. It is the chance to show the skills, knowledge and behaviours you have gained throughout your apprenticeship.
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After completion, learners may wish to progress on to a further Apprenticeship or a part time course, such as the Higher Engineering Apprenticeship or a Degree in Engineering.
This standard will meet the professional standards required for Eng.Tech. registration.
Individual employers will set the recruitment and selection criteria for their Apprenticeships. In order to optimise success, candidates will typically have 5 GCSEs at Grade C/5 or equivalent, including Mathematics, English and Physics.
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