Apprenticeship Standard: Engineering Fitter

Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard

Apprenticeship Standard: Engineering Fitter

Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard

Course Code: APL3EN Duration: 3 Years Attendance: Apprenticeship Location: Farnborough Campus Start Date: 09/09/2024    


About the course

This occupation is found in manufacturing and process sectors.

The broad purpose of the occupation is to produce complex high value, low volume components or assemblies in full or part, using machines, equipment or systems, to the required specification. For example, turbines, cranes, gearboxes, production lines, rigs and platforms. Fitters may typically have a mechanical, electrical, electronic, control systems, pipe fitting or instrumentation bias or operate across multiple disciplines depending on the type of assembly. To produce or re-furbish the components fitters will interpret drawings/specifications and plan their work, for example ensuring they have the right tools, equipment and resources to complete the task to the required specification. Fitters are required to check their work against quality standards and make adjustments as required based on their knowledge. On completion of the task a fitter will hand over the product and prepare the work area for the next task by checking equipment meets the standards required to operate. They may be based in a workshop or clients premises - this may include hazardous environments.

In their daily work, an employee in this occupation typically interacts with line managers/supervisors; depending on the size of the employer and nature of the work they may work as part of a team of fitters or independently. They may interact with personnel in other functions for example installation and maintenance engineers, health & safety and quality assurance personnel, as well as internal or external customers.

An employee in this occupation will be responsible for completion of their work to the required specification and deadlines, in line with quality, health & safety and environmental regulations and requirements, with minimum supervision.

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Your course

What modules are covered?

What does the Apprenticeship cover?
The programme covers a range of Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours:

1. Knowledge modules will be taught in college one day per week for 3 years unless you already hold a relevant L2 Engineering qualification

2. You will need to produce a portfolio demonstrating the following skills:

  • Reading, intepreting and understanding the component/assembly specification, diagrams, drawings and work instructions.
  • Planning component/assembly task - materials, tools and equipment
  • Preparing work area for component/assembly task; sourcing required resources, tools/equipment
  • Carryout relevant planning and preparation activities before commencing work activity and know how to course required resources and interpret detailed drawings, specifications and job instructions.
  • Checking tools during and after task completion; identifying and reporting defects
  • Measuring and testing, checking/inspecting component/assembly for example; use of micrometers, verniers, multimeters, volt meter
  • Problem solving; analysing the issue and fixing the issue where appropriate
  • Applying improvement techniques; recommending/implementing solutions where appropriate
  • Communicating with colleagues and/or customers (internal or external)
  • Completing component/assembly documentation for example job instructions, drawing, qualirt control documentation
  • Reporting work outcomes and/or issues
  • Restoring the work area on completion of the activity; returning any resources and consumables to the appropriate location and house-keeping
  • Disposing of waste in accordance with waste streams; recycling/reusing where appropriate
  • Operating within limits of responsibility
  • Operating in line with quality, health & safety and environmental policy and procedures; indentifying risks and hazards and identifying control measure where applicable

You will be assigned a work based assessors to support you with this.

3. Functional Skills English and Maths Level 2 (if required)

4. You will be taught about expected behaviours for the industry and general employment

5. 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 you apprenticeship.

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Your future

What Next?

90% of Apprentices go on to further education or full time employment, such as our Higher apprenticeship in Engineering.

This standard aligns with the following professional recognition:

  • IET for Eng Tech

For further course information or to recruit an Apprentice, please contact us on 01252 407299.

Entry Requirements

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

The entry criteria states you must be 16 or over with 5 GCSEs A*- C or 9 - 4 including Maths and English. GCSE’s will be considered along with the results of an initial assessment.

Please note: You may be required to complete an additional academic year if you have not already achieved a Performing Engineering Operations Level 2 qualification.

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