Apprenticeship for Machinist – Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Competence (1271)

Last Updated: 20 Apr 2018

Product code 1271

The qualification within this suite is included in the Engineering Technician apprenticeship standard. The apprenticeship is for Engineering Technicians in the Aerospace and Aviation, Maritime Defence and wider Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Sector. The qualifications within the 1271 suite relates to the following occupations:

• Machinist – Advanced Manufacturing Engineering

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

The1271-02 Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence) is for learners who are interested in developing the specific skills and competency for people who want to work in the Advanced Manufacturing Engineering sector. Learners can specialise in one type of machining: CNC or conventional.

It is a competence qualification which will be undertaken in the foundation phase (first year) of the apprenticeship. This qualification will be taken in conjunction with the Level 2 Diploma in Machining (Foundation Knowledge) (1272) qualification. Although a competence based qualification the assessment would take place ‘off the job’ in a College or Training environment in the foundation phase (first year) of the apprenticeship.

This Level 2 qualification is aimed at learners aged 16-18, 19+.

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

The1271-03 Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) -  Machining is for learners who are interested in developing the specific skills and competency for people who want to work in the Advanced Manufacturing Engineering sector. 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.

It is a competence qualification which will be undertaken in the foundation phase (first year) of the apprenticeship. This qualification will be taken in conjunction with the Level 3 Diploma in Machining (Development Knowledge) (1272) qualification.  Although a competence based qualification the assessment would take place ‘off the job’ in a College or Training environment in the foundation phase (first year) of the apprenticeship.

This Level 3 qualification is aimed at learners aged 16-18, 19+.

On-programme

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

End-point assessment

End-Point Assessment (EPA) is through a nominated Professional Engineering Institution (PEI) or Military Independent Assessment Authority (MIAA).

How to register

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3. Speak to your City & Guilds Business Manager about how to access our products or how to register your apprentices with us.

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