What qualification will I achieve?
Successful apprentices on completion, will achieve the Manufacturing engineering degree apprenticeship. Apprentices will also achieve a BSc (Hons) or BEng (Hons) in Engineering.
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 60 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?
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:
• producing parts using hand fitting, fabrication and joining techniques
• producing drawings using a computer aided design (CAD) system
• preparing and using general and specialist machines and equipment
• preparing and providing computer numeric control programmes (programmes that control machinery)
• using computer software packages to help with engineering activities
• producing assemblies using a wide range of materials and techniques
• engineering project management, securing resources and managing budgets
• implementing, monitoring and evaluating engineering processes
What is off-the-job training?
Off-the-job training is learning which is undertaken outside of the normal day-to-day working environment and leads towards the achievement of the apprenticeship. The 20% off-the-job training requirement is measured over the course of an apprenticeship, not per academic year. This is an essential part of the apprenticeship and therefore must take place during employed time and the apprentice must be paid for the off-the-job training.
How will I be assessed?
At the end of the apprenticeship, students will be expected to take part in an end point assessment, this will assess how an apprentice can apply their skills, knowledge and behaviours acquired in their apprenticeship. Throughout the apprenticeship, students will 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.
Before taking the EPA, the apprentice will need to have met the below requirements:
- Satisfactorily completed training covering the skills, knowledge and behaviours as described in the standard
- Achieved the Mandatory qualifications set out in the standard
- Achieved the required English & Maths qualifications specified in the standard
- Sufficient evidence in the form of a portfolio of evidence to allow the apprentice to consistently demonstrate knowledge, skills and behaviours as described in the standard.
The two assessments carried out for this standard at the end of the apprenticeship are:
- Case Studies Presentation - will give the apprentice the opportunity to identify specific and exemplar work-based projects/tasks that they have successfully completed that will allow them to showcase and demonstrate the practical application of the knowledge and skills and behaviours detailed in the standard.
- Occupational Professional Discussion - is an interactive process, which will enable the end-point assessor to further assess the apprentice’s occupational competence.
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