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Machinist - Advanced Manufacturing

Machinists in the advanced manufacturing engineering sector are predominantly involved in highly skilled, complex and precision work, machining components from specialist materials using conventional and/or cnc machine tools such as centre lathes, vertical and horizontal milling machines, horizontal and cylindrical grinding machines, electro discharge machines, single and multi-axis cnc machine tools centres.

Content:

Year 1

  • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements
  • Working efficiently and effectively in an engineering environment
  • Using and communicating technical information
  • Producing components using hand fitting techniques
  • Preparing and using lathes for turning operations
  • Preparing and using milling machines
  • Preparing and using cnc milling machines
  • Preparing and proving cnc machine tool programmes
  • Working in an engineering environment
  • Engineering techniques
  • Engineering mathematics and science principles
  • Fitting and assembly techniques
  • Principles of computer numerical control (cnc) machining
  • Principles of turning and milling

Year 2

  • Conducting business improvement activities
  • Producing cad models (drawings) using a cad system
  • Preparing and using lathes for turning operations
  • Preparing and using milling machines
  • Business improvement techniques
  • Health and safety in the engineering workplace
  • Communications for engineering technicians
  • Mathematics for engineering technicians
  • Pathway 1 - conventional machining
  • Pathway 2 - cnc machining

Year 3

  • Properties and applications of engineering materials
  • Mechanical principles of engineering systems
  • Computer-aided drafting in engineering
  • Engineering secondary machining processes
  • Applications of computer numerical control in engineering
  • Pathway 1 - conventional machining
  • Pathway 2 - cnc machining

Year 4

  • Computer-aided manufacturing
  • Mechanical measurement and inspection techniques
  • Engineering project
  • Pathway 1 - conventional machining
  • Pathway 2 - cnc machining

Further units dependent on employer choice.

Duration:

The duration of this apprenticeship is approximately 42 months.

Location and study format:

The course will be held at procat basildon campus and studied on a mixture of block and day release.

Entry requirements:

Gcse grades 5 (or c) in maths and english.

Level:

The apprenticeship standard is at level 3.

Please note, this standard is part of an overall standard covering a number of job roles. The holding standard can be found here: Engineering Technician

Qualifications:

Level 2 diploma in advanced manufacturing engineering

Level 2 diploma in machining

Level 3 diploma in advanced manufacturing engineering

Level 3 advanced manufacturing engineering

Progression:

It is possible to progress onto a higher apprenticeship or hnc in mechanical engineering on completion of this apprenticeship.

Professional registration:

Completion of the apprenticeship is designed to be recognised by relevant professional engineering institutions at the appropriate level of professional registration (engtech).

Funding band:

This apprenticeship is in funding band 14 with a funding cap of £27,000.

For more information on how apprenticeship funding works for your organisation, click here.

 

Documents:


Apprenticeship standard for a machinist
advanced manufacturing engineer

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Assessment plan for a machinist advanced
manufacturing engineer

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