Apprenticeship: Control/Technical Support Engineer – Level 6 (Degree)


in Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing

Apprenticeship: Control/Technical Support Engineer – Level 6 (Degree)


Duration

Up to 60 months (depending on prior Qualifications) – not including End Point Assessment.

Delivery Location

IoT Dudley (from September 2022)

Delivery Partners
University of Wolverhampton


Delivery Model

• Day release
• Block release options available.

Entry Requirements

Candidates will typically have 5 GCSE’s at Grade C or above, including Mathematics, English and a Science, Technology or Engineering related subject, as well as A Levels at grade C or above in both a Mathematical based subject and a Science, Technology, Engineering or additional Mathematics related subject, or 90+ credits in an Engineering BTEC at Level 3.


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Occupational Profile

Control/Technical Support Engineers primarily assist the smooth running of manufacturing processes in activities such as site maintenance. Typically, they work closely with other production roles in a fast-paced and cost-conscious manufacturing environment, where complex problem solving is key.

Training and Development Summary

The apprentice must develop a solid grasp of the core mechatronics engineering skills. These skills will not only prepare the apprentice for the workplace in demonstrating that they have the required manual dexterity to do their core role but their competencies are transferable and can be built upon over time.

The skills required are:

• Complying with statutory regulations and stringent organisational safety requirements
• Using and interpreting a range of engineering data sources and supporting documentation
• Understanding key performance indicators and utilising lean techniques to improve efficiency and effectiveness
• Supporting installation, testing and commissioning of a wide range of equipment as needed
• Carrying out complex fault diagnosis and repair on high technology engineered systems
• Maintaining mechanical, fluid and pneumatic power equipment
• Maintaining electrical, electronic and process control equipment
• Minimising machinery downtime by carrying out preventative planned maintenance
• Confirmation testing and subsequent smooth hand over of equipment and plan
• During the development phase they would hone their general engineering skills, along with, maintenance and manufacturing
principles and their applications in industry, investigation and interrogation skills for software applications.
With all of these skills, they will be using a logical and systematic approach.

On successful completion of the above, the apprentice will then progress to develop their skills in:

• Leading complex maintenance or technical support activities
• Carrying out testing and calibration of instrumentation control equipment
• Carrying out maintenance activities on electrical equipment.

Professional Recognition and Career Progression

This standard has been designed to meet the professional standards of the Engineering Council for initial registration as an Engineering Technician (EngTech) in partnership with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Further professional development and registration is subject to candidates successfully completing the appropriate learning, developing the appropriate competence, and undergoing professional review.


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