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Engineering Manufacturing Technician Level 4 Apprenticeship

Course code: XMZV111P

Subject area: Engineering

Study level: Apprenticeship

Course level: 3

Course details

Course time:

09:00 - 17:00

Days of week:


Course date:

1st Aug 2024 - 31st Jul 2025

Course location:

Off Site

Contact details


01235 216 216

The Level 4 Engineering Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship is designed to provide apprentices with advanced skills and knowledge in engineering principles, manufacturing processes, and technical problem-solving. This apprenticeship focuses on preparing apprentices for roles in manufacturing and engineering industries, equipping them with the expertise to contribute effectively to production and process improvement.
Duration: • 24 months practical training period, plus 3 months for End Point AssessmentDelivery model: • Work-based training with your employer • Day release during term time (approx. 36 days per year) for HNC • Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English (7 days at college for each, if required) • Off the job training will count for at least 6 hours a week of an apprentice’s time at work
Course units
The Apprenticeship comprises several key duties that apprentices must demonstrate proficiency in, encompassing knowledge, skills, and behaviors: Ensure Safe and Efficient Operations: Perform tasks in compliance with company procedures, engineering data, and safety standards. Assist in risk assessments and adhere to Safe Systems of Work. Prepare Documentation: Gather and summarize information for product and process documentation. Manage Quality Notifications: Handle internal and supplier quality notifications, coordinating resolutions with stakeholders. Implement Programme Initiatives: Collaborate with customers on lean analysis methods and process improvements. Execute Product Changes: Support new product introductions and modifications, ensuring quality and supplier approvals. Conduct Financial Analysis: Estimate manufacturing costs, obtain quotes, and analyze cost impacts. Drive Technology Initiatives: Justify capital investments for equipment upgrades and system enhancements. Monitor KPIs: Maintain reports on key performance indicators for data management activities. Optimize Processes: Improve efficiency using time and motion analysis, line balancing, and workflow optimization. Liaise with Stakeholders: Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to meet project timelines. Ensure Regulatory Compliance: Maintain compliance with aerospace and broader regulatory requirements. Resolve Engineering Issues: Contribute to root cause analysis and implement corrective actions. Produce Manufacturing Documentation: Develop manuals and procedures for consistent manufacturing processes. Optimize Manufacturing Methods: Review and optimize engineering methods to meet specifications.Alongside this you will study for the L4 BTEC Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Engineering for England (2024)
What next?
Upon successful completion of the Level 4 Engineering Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship, apprentices can progress to higher-level qualifications or pursue careers as: Manufacturing Engineers Production Supervisors Process Improvement Specialists Quality Assurance ManagersThis standard aligns with the following professional recognition: Engineering Council for Engineering Technician (EngTech) for Engineering Technician Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) for Engineering Technician
Entry criteria
Entry requirements for this apprenticeship include: Level 3 qualification in Engineering or related field (e.g., BTEC, HNC) Strong interest in engineering and manufacturing processes and will need to demonstrate the ability to achieve all elements of the apprenticeship during their programme, including working in a suitable job role. Basic understanding of technical drawings and computer-aided design (CAD)Applicants are likely to have 5 GCSEs A*- C / 9 - 4, including Maths and English, or equivalent. If you do not have the the equivalent Maths and English grades please do contact us for advice.
Fee information
Free to apprentices. This apprenticeship has a £21,000 funding band. Depending on age some small companies will need to contribute £1050 toward the funding; large companies could pay through the apprenticeship levy if they have funds available.
Qualifications received
Engineering Manufacturing Technician L4 Apprenticeship (Pass or Distinction) L4 BTEC Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Engineering for England (2024)
Learning & method assessment
The apprenticeship will involve a combination of classroom-based learning, practical workshops, on-the-job training, and project assignments. Assessment methods may include exams, portfolio assessments, workplace observations, and a final project demonstrating applied engineering skills. At the end of the taught content the Apprentice will undertake an external End Point Assessment which will include two assessments: Assessment method 1: Observation with questioning Assessment method 2: Professional discussion supported by a portfolio of evidence
User skills
The Level 4 Engineering Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship provides comprehensive training in engineering principles and manufacturing techniques, preparing apprentices for roles in the dynamic and evolving field of engineering. It equips apprentices with the skills needed to succeed in contributing to the design, production, and improvement of manufacturing processes.