Apprenticeship for Machinist – Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Competence (1271)

Last Updated: 12 Jul 2017

The qualifications within this suite are included within the Engineering Technician apprenticeship standard. The apprenticeship is for Engineering Technicians in the Aerospace, Aviation, Automotive, Maritime Defence and wider Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Sector. Qualifications within the 1271 suite relate to the following occupations:
• Machinist – Advanced Manufacturing Engineering

1271-02 Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)

This qualification is aimed at learners aged 16 and above who would like to gain the basic skills required during their initial training to become a Machinist - Advanced Manufacturing Engineering, as part of an apprenticeship.

1271-03 Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) - Machining

This qualification is aimed at learners aged 16 and above who would like to develop the skills required to become a Machinist - Advanced Manufacturing Engineering, as part of an apprenticeship.  Learners can specialise in one type of machining: CNC or conventional.

Available to deliver in the following:

• England

Interested in delivering these qualifications?

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1271-02 Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence) is aimed at learners aged 16 and above.

1271-03 Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) - Machining is aimed at learners aged 16 and above.

Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland
  • Ireland

Interested in delivering this qualification?

Find out more about how to become an approved City & Guilds centre or fill out our online customer application form

General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

1271-02 Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)
Learners will develop skills needed to carry out different activities related to advanced manufacturing engineering.

Learners will develop transferable skills valued by employers such as working efficiently and effectively and contributing to improving business performance.  Critically they will learn to carry out tasks to meet regulatory and legal requirements.

Mandatory content includes:

• Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements
• Working efficiently and effectively in an engineering environment
• Using and communicating technical information
• Conducting business improvement techniques

Learners will also be able to choose six optional units, including:

• Preparing and using CNC milling machines
• Producing CAD models (drawings) using a CAD system
• Producing components using hand fitting techniques
• Maintaining mechanical devices and equipment
• Wiring and testing electrical equipment and circuits
• Maintaining and testing process instrumentation and control devices

1271-03 Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) - Machining
Learners will develop skills needed to carry out different machining operations related to advanced manufacturing engineering using manual or CNC machines.

Learners will develop transferable skills valued by employers such as working efficiently and effectively and using engineering information.  Critically they will learn to carry out tasks to meet regulatory and legal requirements.

Mandatory content includes:

• Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements
• Using and interpreting engineering data and documentation
• Working efficiently and effectively in advanced manufacturing engineering

Learners undertaking the Conventional Machining route will need to choose 1 pair of the following optional units:

• Setting centre lathes & machining components using centre lathes
• Setting milling machines & machining components using milling machines
• Setting electro-discharge machines & machining components using electro-discharge machines
• Setting grinding machines & machining components using grinding machines

Learners undertaking the CNC Machining route will need to choose 1 of the following optional units:

• Loading and proving CNC machine tool programs
• Carrying out CNC machine tool programming

Learners doing the CNC Machining route will need to choose 1 pair of the following optional units including:

• Setting CNC turning machines & machining components using CNC turning machines
• Setting CNC milling machines & machining components using CNC milling machines
• Setting CNC grinding machines & machining components using CNC grinding machines
• Setting CNC punching machines & machining components using CNC punching machines
• Setting CNC laser profiling machines & machining components using CNC laser profiling machines
• Setting CNC electro-discharge machines & machining components using CNC electro-discharge machines
• Setting CNC vertical boring machines & machining components using CNC vertical boring machines
• Setting CNC horizontal boring machines & machining components using CNC horizontal boring machines
• Setting CNC gear cutting machines & machining components using CNC gear cutting machines
• Setting CNC machining centres & machining components using CNC machining centres
• Setting CNC fabrication equipment & Producing components using CNC fabrication equipment

What Careers Can This Lead To?

1271-02 Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)
Upon completion of the qualification learners will have developed skills required of the Foundation phase of the Machinist - Advanced Manufacturing Engineering apprenticeship, enabling them to progress further with their training.

1271-03 Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) - Machining
Upon completion of the qualification learners will have developed skills required of the Development phase of the Machinist - Advanced Manufacturing Engineering apprenticeship, supporting their progress to end point assessment.

Qualifications within the 1271 suite relate to the following occupations:
• Machinist – Advanced Manufacturing Engineering

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

The qualification should be delivered in the workshops and classrooms of a centre with full facilities for machining activities. The machinery, tools, equipment and resources used must be representative of industry standards and there must be sufficient equipment/resources available for each learner to demonstrate their competence individually.

Level 2

Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence) (1271-02)

Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2019

Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 455 - 530 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 710 This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2023 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3

Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) - Machining (1271-03)

Last Registration Date: 30 Apr 2020

Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) - Machining

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 456 - 687 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 1830 This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/04/2024 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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