Upto 42 months
One of the following: • BTEC National Diploma in Engineering (grade MMP or better)** • BTEC National Certificate in Engineering (Grade MM or better)** • GCE ‘A’ level in Maths plus AS level in Physics • C&G236 part ‘C’ • ACCESS to HE in Engineering ** These should include the following: Electrical Principles and Further Maths for Technicians Entry can be achieved with the following: • BTEC Nationals in Engineering at Pass grades • BTEC Nationals in Science • ACCESS to HE Science
Additional Maths & Science bridging module may need to be completed in addition. Subject to interview, academic reference and engineering experience.
The broad purpose of the occupation is to provide specialist Electrical & Electronic 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. Electrical & Electronic 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 Electrical & Electronic 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.
The apprenticeship has been designed by industry to support Electrical & Electronic Engineer and Electrical & Electronic Technician roles. Electrical & Electronic Technicians provide specialist technical support for engineers, gather information and data from a range of sources, analyse the information/data and provide solutions. The BTEC Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Electrical & Electronic Engineering is embedded within the apprenticeship. To successfully complete, apprentices will also be required to pass an independent end point assessment (EPA).
Apprentices will attend college one-day-per-week developing practical skills and theoretical knowledge in college electrical & electronic workshops, science labs, CAD suites and classrooms. Apprentices will be supported by tutors, assessors and a work-placed mentor. Functional skills level 2 is mandatory for any apprentices who have not yet achieved a minimum GCSE grade 4 or equivalent in mathematics and English.
The Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC in Electrical & Electronic Engineering qualification comprises of a minimum of 120 credits. 50 credits of 3 mandatory/core units and 70 credits of a minimum of 4 specialist units. Depending on chosen units, apprentices will develop a knowledge and understanding in the following areas: Engineering Design, Engineering Mathematics, Engineering Science, Managing Projects, Instrumental and Control Systems, Digital Principles and Electronic Circuits & Devices.
Progression onto Level 5 Higher Apprenticeship, a HND at Dudley College or year 2 undergraduate degree at University.