Level 3 Engineering Fitter | Furness College
Level 3 Engineering Fitter

Level 3 Engineering Fitter

Course Content

The apprenticeship will cover a wide range of knowledge, skills and behaviours all of which will assist the student in their day to day work duties. These will include:

  • interpreting and following drawings and diagrams
  • testing and calibrating
  • using the correct materials and tools
  • engineering data
  • quality control

What qualification will I achieve?

  • Successful apprentices on completion, will achieve the Engineering Fitter Level 3 apprenticeship standard. The apprentice will also achieve the mandatory qualification required for this standard which is an Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Technical Certificate Level 3.
  • Functional skills in Maths and English would be achieved if the apprentices does not already hold the required qualification at the time of starting the apprenticeship standard.

How long is the course?

  • This apprenticeship will typically take 42 months.

How will I learn?

  • The apprenticeship will largely take place at the site of the employer, using day to day working activities to underpin knowledge that is learnt. A portion of the apprenticeship will take place at Furness College through classroom based learning. This is likely to be as part of a day release from the employer although each sector has differing delivery structure and this will be discussed with the employer and apprentice.

What subjects will I study?

Choose from one of the following: Apprentice Level 2 Units studied may include: maintaining mechanical devices and fluid power systems, fitting using hand skills, marking out for engineering activities and using and communicating technical information. Advanced Apprentice Level 3 Units studied may include: maintaining the condition of mechanical equipment under complex conditions, installing engineering plant equipment, repairing mechanical equipment and components and using and communicating technical information.

How will I be assessed?

  • At the end of the apprenticeship students will be expected to take part in an end point assessment. The End-point Assessment will assess how an apprentice can apply their skills, knowledge and behaviours acquired in their apprenticeship, through the three assessments carried out at the end of the apprenticeship.
  1. ·project: report including evidence and questioning
  2.  multiple choice test
  3. professional discussion
  • Throughout the apprenticeship, students will also build up a portfolio of work for discussion, which will compromise of evidence produced in the work place to show the apprentice has met the knowledge, skills and behaviours detailed in the standard.

Are there any additional costs?

You will need overalls, boots, stationery and drawing equipment.

Entry Requirements

What are the entry requirements?

  • Individual employers set the selection criteria, but this is likely to include 5 GCSEs, including Maths and English, although some employers will accept other relevant qualifications and experience, including a relevant Level 2 qualification.
  • Apprentices without English or Maths at Level 2 must achieve this prior to taking the end point assessment.

Can I get more information?

For more information please contact us: T: 01229 825017 E: info@furness.ac.uk www.furness.ac.uk


Typical job roles

This apprenticeship is aimed at people currently in the below role or seeking employment in the below roles.

Mechanical Fitter; Electrical Fitter; Electronic Fitter; Instrumentation Fitter; Pipe Fitter; Controls and Systems Fitter

What opportunities will this lead to?

  • Progression comes in a variety of ways after achieving the apprenticeship, which are:
  • Progression onto HE Learning
  •  Progression onto Higher Apprenticeship levels
  •  The potential for advancement in their job role

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