Engineering Technician

This newly developed ‘standards based’ apprenticeship has been designed with employers, for use with new recruits (or existing staff) who are wishing to gain the technical and practical knowledge required to work within the engineering sector designing and building the next generation innovative technology. You will learn the essential skills to design new products and work in development teams using cutting edge technology in CAD programming, 3D printing, machine manufacturing, air logic systems, PLC and robotic systems - all in a safe and supportive environment at the Oxford Advanced Skills centre.

This qualification will provide progression onto other suitable and appropriate level 3 and level 4 Engineering qualifications.

There are no set entry requirements. However, possession of GCSE grades A*- C in subjects like Maths, Science, English and Design & Technology would be helpful.

Course Content:

  • Health and Safety in the engineering environment

  • Engineering Mathematics

  • Engineering Principles

  • Design and CAD

  • Project Skills Engineering Manufacturing skills - Hand Fitting, Milling and Turning

  • Mechanical Maintenance and Assembly

  • Fluid Maintenance and Assembly

  • Electrical Systems Instrumentation including PLC

  • Robotics



The course takes 4 years to complete over the following stages:

Year One - Level 2 Practical Skills development, with a practical gateway assessment to year two.

Years One and Two - An academic diploma assessed by tests and assignments.

Years Two to Four - NVQ assessment of work based development.

In the final stage, there will be an ‘end point assessment’ conducted through an interview by an external professional organisation



Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Standard

Level 2 Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Foundation Diploma

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering Technologies

Level 3 Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Diploma

At the end of the apprenticeship you are in a position to apply for Engineering Technician  status.


Find out more by visiting the OAS website and registering for an apprenticeship with JTL.

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