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Level 3 Apprenticeship in Engineering Technician

  1. CampusMedway
  2. Course Length42 Months
  3. Type of CourseApprenticeship
  4. Week CommencingFlexible
  5. Annual FeeTo Be Confirmed

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Applications for this programme are now closed for 22/23. If you would like any advice or guidance, please contact our Careers team on 01634 383636.

The Details

This apprenticeship can lead into the following pathway - machinist. It is aimed at people working at technician level in an engineering company. You will have the opportunity to combine ?on-the-job training? with study in a college environment.

You will start by learning the basics across a number of different areas. For one per week, you will attend College where you will be taught the technical knowledge needed to complete your apprenticeship. You will also work in our engineering workshops and labs to develop new skills.

Depending on the company that you work for, your apprenticeship will cover a number of different disciplines such as turning, milling in the machine shop, CAD or CAM, CNC machining.

Other Important Info

The end-point assessment will consist of two main components - a portfolio of evidence supported by a professional discussion that will explore specific knowledge, skills and behaviours.

Future Prospects

On completion of the apprenticeship the apprentice will have satisfied the requirements for registration as an Engineering Technician by the relevant professional engineering institution in accordance with the requirements of the Engineering Council as the registration body.

Subject to suitable completion of this apprenticeship, you could progress onto a further level 4 higher or Level 6 Degree Apprenticeship.

Further training will ultimately lead to achieving Icorporated Engineer or Chartered Engineer status.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have:

  • Employment within the sector with a contract of employment for at least 30 hours per week
  • 5 GCSEs including Maths and English at minimum grade C or 4 and above (Candidates who completed study overseas and are now working in the UK may also be eligible. Please contact us to discuss your application.)
  • Satisfactory completion of the college initial assessment

  • A satisfactory college interview

    Why Choose MidKent College?

  • We provide some of the finest teaching and learning environments you’ll find in a further education college in the country, having built a brand-new campus in Gillingham in 2009 and refurbished our Maidstone Campus in a redevelopment programme completed in 2016.
  • Both of our campuses are fully-equipped with workshops that simulate real working environments, equipment that replicates the latest technology students will find in the workplace, and commercial facilities that are open to the public.
  • The University Centre Maidstone (UCM) building at our Oakwood Park campus is a dedicated campus for university-level courses and professional training.
  • Our career advisers booked 1105 careers interviews in 2020-2021! They'll be able to give you impartial guidance as to the range of education, training and employment opportunities available to you.

    • What our students say...

      Mollie Newick

      The course I am currently doing is a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Welding which is based one day a week at MidKent College and 4 days in the work-place. I work at Halton Food Services which is based in Rochester hence my course being on Medway Campus. I previously gained a level 2 in Motor Mechanics where I touched on MIG welding ...