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Apprenticeship standard: Science & Manufacturing Technician

Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard

Apprenticeship standard: Science & Manufacturing Technician

Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard

Course Code: APL3SM Duration: 3 Years Attendance: Apprenticeship Location: Farnborough Campus Start Date: 06/09/2021    

Overview

About the course

Science manufacturing technicians work in a wide range of companies, including, but not exclusively, chemical, primary and secondary pharmaceutical, biotechnology, formulated products and nuclear manufacturing. A science manufacturing technician will operate the systems and equipment, involved in the production of products. They may work in varied conditions including wearing specialist safety equipment, shift work and on sites running 365 day operations. Many companies operate under highly regulated conditions and a premium is placed on appropriate attitudes and behaviours to ensure employees comply with organisational safety and regulatory requirements.

Science manufacturing technicians are expected to work both individually and as part of a manufacturing team. They are able to work with minimum supervision, taking responsibility for the quality and accuracy of the work they undertake. They are proactive in finding solutions to problems and identifying areas for improving their work environment.

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What modules are covered?

What does the apprenticeship cover?

  • The apprenticeship is made up of Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours.
  • Knowledge is taught within college, one day every week.
  • Skills are taught within the workplace. You will need to generate a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate the following skills:
    • Both independently and within a team start-up a manufacturing batch or continuous process line with appropriate Standard Operating Procedures, understanding the principles of operation.
    • Both independently and within a team operate a manufacturing batch or continuous process line with the appropriate Standard Operating Procedures, understanding the principles of operation.
    • Both independently and within a team shut down/complete a run of the manufacturing batch or continuous process in line with appropriate Standard Operating Procedures, understanding the principles of operation.
    • Work safely in a science manufacturing environment, understanding personal responsibility for Health, Safety and the Environment and principles of risk management.
    • Understand and follow quality procedures to meet the requirements of quality standards relevant to the workplace.
    • Understand the internal and external regulatory environment pertinent to the sector and the employer and comply with regulations proficiently.
    • Control and monitor a process or plant and equipment, effectively, efficiently and securely, and resolve problems or correct abnormal conditions.
    • Complete documentation relevant to the manufacturing process including relevant calculations.
    • Understand the business environment in which the company operates including personal role within the organisation, ethical practice and codes of conduct.
    • Participate in continuous performance improvement
    • Develop and apply theoretical knowledge of relevant science and technology and its application to the required sector and job role.
  • You will be taught about expected behaviours for the industry and general employment.
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Maths (if required).
  • 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.

Find out about the new standard, click on the link:

https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/science-manufacturing-technician-v1-0

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What Next?

The standard is recognised by the relevant professional bodies at Registered Science Technician (RSciTech) level, for which there is a requirement that the technician will participate in subsequent continuing professional development on completion of the apprenticeship.

This standard meets the professional standards of the Engineering Council for registration as an Engineering Technician (EngTech). Registration is subject to candidates successfully completing the appropriate learning, developing the appropriate competence, and undergoing professional review.

You may also have the opportunity to progress onto the Engineering Manufacturing Technician (Level 4 Apprenticeship Standard)

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Entry Requirements

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

Entry requirements include GCSEs grade C/4 including Maths and English or equivalent.

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