Engineering Fitter Apprenticeship Standard - Level 3 (in-centre-learner)

SKU: GEN2/A/050

Course Aim:

This Level 3 apprenticeship standard is aimed at those who will ultimately work as a Mechanical Fitter; Electrical Fitter; Electronic Fitter; Instrumentation Fitter; Pipe Fitter; Controls and Systems Fitter.


Student Pre-Requisites:

Pre-requisites would typically be GCSE Grades 4-9 (or A-C)  including maths, English. New apprentices also have to successfully pass the Gen2 aptitude test.


Course Duration:

This apprenticeship is a 42 month programme.


Location and delivery model:

Training for this apprenticeship will take place at a Gen2 centre based in West Cumbria, Carlisle and Furness.

Year 1 - Apprentices would typically learn for four days a week in one of our Skills Centres with one day per week for their Technical Certificate.

Year 2 - Apprentices are placed on your site and study their Technical Certificate with Gen2 one day per week. The students are visited by Gen2 staff every six weeks to assess their competence and monitor progress.

Year 3 and 4 - The students are visited by Gen2 staff every six weeks to assess their competence and monitor progress.

Apprentices will be required to have or achieve level 2 English and maths prior to completion of their Apprenticeship.

This apprenticeship is awarded on successful completion of the End Point Assessment.


 Programme Components:

The knowledge, skills and behaviours for this apprenticeship standard will be determined by the pathway chosen, but would typically cover:

  • Interpreting and following drawings/diagrams and/or specifications for required component or assembly
  • Planning work activity, including resources, equipment and tooling
  • Producing individual components, for example keys, pipework, threading, wiring looms, interfacing parts, motors, wiring cables
  • Re-furbishing components
  • Assembling components to produce equipment, machine or system - in full or part
  • Quality checking and adjusting components or assembly against required specification; for example testing and calibrating
  • Identifying and resolving problems with components or assembly; fault diagnosis
  • Handing over completed components or assembly, this may include storage and commissioning
  • Re-instating work area and equipment
  • Contributing to continuous improvement in component production or assembly


Delivery Plan and Commitment:

The qualification requires 20% of time from the student’s normal working week to be committed to the qualification for the duration of the programme. This time must be away from normal work duties.


Qualification Gained:

On successful completion of this apprenticeship learners will achieve:

  • Level 3 - Advanced Manufacturing Engineering 
  • ECITB Level 3 Diploma in Installing Engineering Construction Plant and Systems 
  • Min Level 2 English and maths


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