Control Technical Support Engineer (Degree Apprenticeship) Level 6
Control technical support engineer primarily assists the smooth running of manufacturing activity in activities such as site maintenance. They work closely with other production roles in a fast-paced and cost-conscious manufacturing environment, where complex problem solving is key.
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Control Technical Support Engineer Apprentice
I chose to study at Newbury College because I found Engineering an enriching subject, it gives me opportunities that can help broaden my career. I enjoy the graft of working and dedicating the time and energy to achieve my desired grades.
You will develop a solid grasp of the core mechatronics engineering skills. These skills will not only prepare you for the workplace in demonstrating that you have the required manual dexterity to do your core role, but your competencies are transferable and can be built upon over time.
During the development phase you will develop your general engineering skills, along with maintenance and manufacturing principles and their applications in industry, investigation and interrogation skills for software applications. With all of these skills, you will be using a logical and systematic approach.
On successful completion of the above, you will then progress to develop your skills in:
- Leading complex maintenance or technical support activities
- Carrying out testing and calibration of instrumentation control equipment
- Carrying out maintenance activities on electrical equipment.
The academic knowledge element of the apprenticeship will develop the fundamental scientific and mathematical principles that equip apprentices with the understanding required to operate effectively and efficiently at high level within this sector. These skills will be further developed on the degree and expand your understanding to a higher level and commence on specialised modules:
- Design for Manufacture
- Leadership and Management
- Work-based Research Project
The degree element has been accredited by the Institute of Engineering Designers (IED) to IEng level and provides professional recognition for the study undertaken.
Apprenticeships are available to anyone over the age of 16, living in England and have no upper age limit. Any vacancies will clearly state what the entry requirements are for the job role being advertised. There will be different entry requirements depending on the company and role.
A minimum 5 GCSE's at grade 4(C) or above, including Mathematics, English and a Science, Technology or Engineering related subject, as well as A Levels at grade 4(C) or above in both a Mathematical based subject and a Science, Technology, Engineering or additional Mathematics related subject, or 90+ credits in an Engineering BTEC at level 3.
You will have a keen interest in Engineering and Engineering activities, as well as a reasonable level of competency in mathematics and science. You should be familiar with basic computer functions and applications including Microsoft Windows and Office. Parts of your programme will be delivered using Microsoft Teams. Training for this application will be provided.
BEng (Hons) in Engineering Design (depending on specialism, either in Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering) Buckinghamshire New University
Successful completion of this apprenticeship can give you several routes for progression in industry, including the Level 7 Postgraduate Engineer Apprenticeship.
Through their apprenticeship, apprentices gain the technical knowledge, practical experience and wider skills they need for their job and career. Apprentices will have their skills, knowledge and behaviours evaluated at the end of their apprenticeship by taking an end-point assessment (EPA). This is known as synoptic assessment. Individuals without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level and take the test for level 2 English and maths prior to taking the end-point assessment.
The Higher National elements and the degree element will be assessed through a combination of assignments, work-based assessments, case studies, team projects, live projects and exams.
The apprentice is expected to study through a mix of learning in the workplace, formal off-the-job training and the opportunity to practise new skills in a real work environment. The time spent on off-the-job training should be at least 20% and should be included as part of working hours. The employer must allow time to complete the apprenticeship within the working hours, however, some homework may be set by College Tutors or Development Coaches.
This is a work-based programme and is studied as part of an apprenticeship.
Fees and Additional Costs
If you are between the ages of 16 and 24, you will not have to fund your own tuition, it is your employer and the government who cover the fees. If you are over 25, you may be asked to contribute towards the cost of your training, but it depends on your employer. If you do have to contribute to the cost of training, you may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan. The cost of training an apprentice is dependent on their age and whether or not the business pays the Apprenticeship Levy. There are a range of different grants and incentives available to employers. Contact us for up-to-date information and advice on the funding support available.