Engineering Fitter Apprenticeship Standard Level 3

Course overview

The broad purpose of the occupation is to produce complex high value, low volume components or assemblies in full or part, using machines, equipment or systems, to the required specification. For example, turbines, cranes, gearboxes, production lines, rigs and platforms.

Fitters may typically have a mechanical, electrical, electronic, control systems, pipe fitting or instrumentation bias or operate across multiple disciplines depending on the type of assembly. To produce or re-furbish the components fitters will interpret drawings/specifications and plan their work, for example ensuring they have the right tools, equipment and resources to complete the task to the required specification.

Fitters are required to check their work against quality standards and make adjustments as required based on their knowledge. On completion of the task a fitter will hand over the product and prepare the work area for the next task by checking equipment meets the standards required to operate. They may be based in a workshop or clients premises – this may include hazardous environments.

Please note: This apprenticeship can be delivered with some attendance at Reading College, or entirely work-based, depending on the location of the employer.

A variety of practical and theory subjects related to Engineering and supporting the development knowledge, skills and behaviours linked to the role of an Engineering Fitter.

Every apprentice will meet the assessor in their workplace to support with the delivery of standards, to review and record the progress, and coach throughout the apprenticeship. Additional sessions may be required to support with Functional Skills, maths and English, and this can be delivered during one-to-one sessions as well as college classes depending on the learners needs. It is essential that employers also ensure that apprentices are being mentored in these practices whilst in the workplace to ensure a satisfactory level of competence and knowledge is achieved prior to End Point Assessment (EPA).

To achieve this apprenticeship standard, the employer, training provider and apprentice will agree when the apprentice has developed all the knowledge, skills and behaviours defined in the apprenticeship standard and clearly evidenced by the on-programme progression review meetings and records. The independent end assessment ensures that all apprentices consistently achieve the industry set professional standard and can commence at any point once the apprentice is competent after the twelve-month minimum period of learning and development. Prior to independent end assessment, the functional skills English and maths components of the apprenticeship must be successfully completed.

Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the End-Point Assessment. For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement, the apprenticeship’s English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3.

A British Sign Language (BSL) qualification is an alternative to the English qualification for those whose primary language is BSL.

An engineering apprenticeship can lead to a rewarding career in a variety of roles in the engineering industry. You may choose to progress with your employer, change jobs or study a higher-level apprenticeship.

Typical job roles: Controls and systems fitter, Electrical fitter, Electronic fitter, Instrumentation fitter, Mechanical fitter, Pipe fitter.

As an engineering apprentice with Activate Apprenticeships, you will have access to the following facilities at Activate Learning colleges:

Libraries and learning environments
Ability to borrow books and laptops
Digital resources and programmes
A student card, allowing you to take advantage of student discounts
Can apply for an Apprentice extra Totum Card
Advice and support services for apprentices includes:

Advice and Admissions
Learning Support
Student Support
Impartial careers advisors
One-to-one support
A college nurse
Free counselling service

Course Starts in 113 Days

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