Apprenticeship for Machinist – Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Knowledge (1272)

Last Updated: 20 Apr 2018

Product code 1272

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 1272 suite relates to the following occupations:

• Machinist – Advanced Manufacturing Engineering

1272-02 Level 2 Diploma in Machining (Foundation Knowledge)

The 1272-02 Level 2 Diploma in Machining (Foundation Knowledge) is for learners who are interested in developing the specific knowledge and understanding 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 technical knowledge 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 Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence) (1271) qualification.

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

1272-03 Level 3 Diploma in Machining (Development Knowledge)

The 1272-03 Level 3 Diploma in Machining (Development Knowledge) is for learners who are interested in developing the specific knowledge and understanding for people who want to work in the Advanced Manufacturing Engineering sector. Upon completion of the qualification learners will have developed the knowledge required of the Development phase of the Machinist - Advanced Manufacturing Engineering apprenticeship, supporting their progress to end point assessment.

It is a technical knowledge qualification which will be undertaken in the development phase (second year) of the apprenticeship. This qualification will be taken in conjunction with the Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (1271) qualification.

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

To deliver these qualifications, centres will need to provide their learners with a suitable learning environment and the resources they need to complete the theoretical aspects of the qualification.

On-programme

The Level 2 Diploma in Machining (Foundation Knowledge)
Learners will develop knowledge of the material properties and mathematical concepts needed to be an effective Machinist. They will also learn about how engineering businesses are organised and the business improvement techniques they use.

They will learn how to carry out routine engineering workshop tasks and different manual and/or CNC machining operations.

Mandatory content includes:
• Working in an engineering environment
• Engineering techniques
• Engineering maths and science principles
• Fitting and assembly techniques
• Business improvement techniques

Learners will also be able to choose two optional units, including:
• Principles of milling and turning
• Grinding techniques
• Principal of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining
• Computer Aided Design


The Level 3 Diploma in Machining (Development Knowledge)
Learners will develop knowledge of material properties and mathematical concepts needed to be an effective Machinist. They will also learn about how engineering businesses take account of health and safety, environmental and communication considerations.

They have the opportunity to learn how to carry out different manual and/or CNC machining operations as well as concepts relating to engineering design, inspection and business improvement.

Mandatory content includes:
• Engineering and environmental health and safety
• Communication for machinists/engineers
• Properties and applications of engineering materials
• Engineering mathematics

Learners will also be able to choose four optional units, including:
• Advanced milling and turning techniques
• Advanced manufacturing techniques Computer Numerical Control (CNC)
• CNC programming
• Specialist machining
• CAD/CAM
• Precision grinding techniques
• Further mathematics
• Engineering organisational efficiency and improvement
• Engineering inspection and quality control
• Engineering design process

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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