24 months (not including End Point Assessment).
IoT Dudley and MCMT Telford
Typically 5 GCSE’s at Grade C/4, including Mathematics, English and a Science, Technology or Engineering related subject, a Level 3 in Engineering or an A Level in Mathematics and Physics (dependant on the Level 3 taken, a short maths bridging module may be required).
Suitable industrial experience and other STEM related qualifications will also be considered.
The broad purpose of the occupation is to provide specialist technical support for engineers, so that organisations can develop, produce or test new/existing products, processes, or procedures to meet a customer specification in terms of quality, cost and delivery, as efficiently and effectively as possible.
Engineering Manufacturing Technicians gather information and data from a range of sources and analyse the information/data. They will make decisions, solve problems and produce and/or update technical documentation, reports or specifications covering areas such as quality, reliability, production schedules/ targets, costing or other technical documentation that informs others, either internally or externally what needs to be done such as how a product must be designed, manufactured, tested, modified, maintained, stored, transported, commissioned or decommissioned.
In their daily work, an employee in this occupation interacts with their line manager to confirm departmental programmes of work and to agree individual responsibilities. This in turn will align to an overarching organisational resource and delivery plan.
IoT offers the five different pathways of this course:
Achievement of the standard is designed to be recognised by relevant Professional Engineering Institutions such as the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).