Engineering Manufacture – Machinist (Standard) – Level 3
Machinists in the Advanced Manufacturing Engineering sector are predominantly involved in highly skilled, complex and precision work
Course Information for Students
Who is this course for?
Machinists in the Advanced Manufacturing Engineering sector are predominantly involved in highly skilled, complex and precision work, machining components from specialist materials using conventional and/or CNC machine tools such as centre lathes, vertical and horizontal milling machines, horizontal and cylindrical grinding machines, electro discharge machines, and single and multi-axis CNC machine tools centres.
They will be expected to be able to set up, operate and adjust/edit equipment settings as applicable to the machine tool being used. When using CNC equipment, they
will be expected to be able to produce, prove and/or edit programmes. During and on completion of the machining operations, they will be expected to measure and check the components being produced and make adjustments to the equipment/programme to ensure components meet the required specification.
The apprenticeship typically lasts 42-48 months but timescales may vary depending on the apprentice’s occupational role and/or their prior relevant qualifications/experience and Assessment of Prior Learning and Knowledge (APL/K) opportunities.
Individual employers will set the recruitment and selection criteria for their apprenticeships. In order to optimise success, candidates will typically have four GCSEs at grade C/4 or equivalent, including Mathematics, English and a Science. Alternatively, they should be working at that level.
What will you learn?
After a period of foundation skills and technical knowledge development, all apprentices will be required to achieve the following qualifications:
- Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)
- Level 2 Diploma in Machining (Foundation Knowledge)
After a further period of skills and technical knowledge development, all apprentices will be required to achieve the following qualifications:
- Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering – Machining (Development Competence)
- Level 3 Diploma in Machining (Development Knowledge)
How will you learn?
The apprenticeship will be delivered in the workplace and on-site.
What will you need to bring with you?
Apprentices will be expected to comply with their company’s standard Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) dress code. Any shortfalls in safety equipment will be addressed during the first week of the course.
How will you be assessed?
The apprentice will need the following specific specialist knowledge:
- understand the mathematical techniques, formula and calculation involved in the machining processes such as speeds and feeds, calculating angles/tapers and material removal
- understand the practical and theoretical uses of the machines used and their applications
- understand the work-holding devices, cutting tools and setting up procedures in adequate depth to provide a sound basis for carrying out the activities, correcting faults and ensuring the work output is to the required specification
They will also need the following specific specialist skills:
- read and interpret relevant data and documentation used to produce machined components
- determine the most efficient and effective approach to machine the component using a range of tools, machining processes and techniques
- select and set up the correct tooling and work holding devices
- set and adjust the machine operating parameters to produce the work pieces to the required specification. This will involve setting feeds and speeds for roughing and finishing operations
- select and use a range of measuring and testing equipment to check components are to the required quality and accuracy
- produce complex and specialist components as a one-off test and trial work piece and/or produce components in small or large batches
- contribute to the business by identifying possible opportunities for improving working practices, processes and/or procedures
Completion of this apprenticeship standard will be recognised by the relevant professional institutions as the evidence required for Engineering Technician (EngTech) registration through a professional review.
For those deemed capable and ready, there is the chance to progress to higher levels of education and training.
Who do you contact for more information?
For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Is there any financial support available?
Course Information for Employers
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Will the college help me find an apprentice?
You may already have someone in your organisation or someone has come to you direct asking for an apprenticeship, but if you don’t we have a free recruitment service to help you hire the best candidate for your organisation from our talent pool and external advertising through social media and the national apprenticeship services website
If you are an employer and you would like to know more, please email email@example.com or call 01332 387421
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Course Information Last Updated On: November 4, 2021 11:02 am