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Standards Apprenticeship – Machinist

Level 3

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Key Info

Learning Area   Engineering
Delivery Mode   Work-based
Duration   4 Years


Dates & Locations

Course Type   Apprenticeship
Location   Cornwall College Camborne
Start Date   As required

This Level 3 apprenticeship is ideal if you want to start your journey to becoming a qualified engineer. The apprenticeship route provides an ideal foundation for a wide range of skills within the engineering field.

Within the 4-year apprenticeship you will start from a general engineering platform at the foundation phase (years 1 & 2), where you will learn a grounding in Engineering, with a mix of units. You will learn a range of practical skills, be able to follow technical drawings and work carefully and methodically. The course is 75% practical workshop based with 25% classroom theory work. You will have to complete a range of practical assessments to a high standard alongside reports that detail what you have done and whether you met the required standard.

You will then progress onto the development phase (Years 3 & 4) where you will hone your skills specific to your pathway and your job. Learning all the skills and knowledge required in greater depth and understanding that years 1 & 2. This phase is 50% theory and 50% practical. Completing units on a pass/merit/distinction basis. All training is provided by ex-industry experts with many years within their field to guide you through your learning and assessment within the course. Alongside this College based qualificatqualification, you will complete an NVQ style competence qualification. A Cornwall College assessor will walk you through the process of completing report write ups of jobs you do at work.

Once you have completed the four qualifications (2 at Foundation and 2 at Development phases) you will progress to an End Point Assessment, where you will be assessed on your skills and knowledge in an interview.

Foundation phase units include:
- health and safety
- Communication
- Efficiency and effectiveness
- Engineering Maths
- Business improvement techniques
- Plate Fabrication
- MIG & TIG Welding
- Sheet metal fabrication
- CAD design
- Hand fitting
- Turning and Milling machining

Development phase units include:
- health and safety
- Communication
- Engineering maths
- Engineering materials
- CAD Design
- Advanced Milling
- Advanced Turning
- CNC Programming

We have award-winning partnerships with many world-class organisations in Cornwall, See career progression tab for a list of current apprentice locations.

To ensure you gain all the skills needed for a career as an engineer, you will need to start your apprenticeship at the foundation phase. On successful completion you will move through to the development phase, this will lead to employment or you can continue onto our HNC/HND programs.

  What You Will Learn

You’ll learn on day-release from your employer to Cornwall College Camborne campus, developing a range of skills including health and safety, fabrication, welding, CAD design, hand fitting and machining in the foundation phase alongside all the skills required for your chosen pathway at the development phase. The apprenticeship route allows you to tailor your learning to suit your job and the skills required.

  Entry Requirements

Ideally three GCSEs at grade 4, including English, maths and IT and to be employed in a relevant role.

  Progression

You can go on to our HNC/HND programme.

Careers in this industry
- Architectural engineer
- Civil engineer
- Commercial engineer
- Commissioning engineer
- Contracting engineer
- Defence engineer
- Design engineer
- Electrical engineer
- Electronics engineer
- Environmental engineer
- Estimator engineer
- Facilities manager
- Geotechnical engineer
- Health and safety engineer
- Hydrology engineer
- Infrastructure engineer
- Instrumentation and control

Companies we currently work with include:
- A & P Falmouth Ltd (Engineering)
- In Steel
- Kernow Coatings Ltd
- Minear Engineering Limited
- Pall Aerospace
- Pendennis Shipyard
- Powerfal Ltd
- Preci-Spark Ltd (PL27 6HB)
- Progress Engineering
- S.W Pipeworks
- South West Laundry
- Tecker Limited

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