Level: 3 (Advanced)
Duration: 3 – 4 years
GCSE C/4 or above (or be able to achieve these grades) in Maths and English.
Or Progression from Level 2 Apprenticeship.
Or Progression from the Level 1 Study Programme in Engineering.
An interest and knowledge about the chosen apprenticeship pathway should be demonstrated.
An apprenticeship job is required. You can find your own employer or KITS can help you with this.
An Advanced Apprenticeship in Mechanical Engineering can cover apprenticeship roles in many areas of Engineering such as Machining, CNC Machining, Tool Setting, Fitting and Assembly, Manufacturing, Fluid Power, Engineering Systems, Services Maintenance, Engineering Maintenance and CAD Design.
All of these pathways will give you the specialist skills and knowledge required to become a qualified Mechanical Engineer. They will ensure you are competent in specific tasks and that you have the ability to work successfully in your chosen job role.
The pathway chosen for your training, is done in conjunction with your employer and is based specifically on the work you are doing in your Apprenticeship role in company.
Level 4 Diplomas in Engineering Maintenance / Manufacture
HNC / HND in Engineering Qualifications
Typical job roles you could expect to work in include:
Manufacturing production planner
Mechanical Engineering Technician
Toolmaker (design research and development)
Quality Control Inspector
*Once you are qualified you could expect to earn between £15,000 – £40,000 a year.
*Please Note: The figures used are meant as a guide only and can vary from employer to employer and may be dependent on the geographical area.