Apprenticeship for Machinist – Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Knowledge (1272)

Last Updated: 23 Nov 2017

Product code 1272

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 1272 suite relate to the following occupations:
• Machinist – Advanced Manufacturing Engineering

The Level 2 Diploma in Machining (Foundation Knowledge)
This qualification is aimed at learners aged 16 and above who would like to gain the basic knowledge required during their initial training to become a Machinist (Advanced Manufacturing Engineering), as part of their Apprenticeship.

The Level 3 Diploma in Machining (Development Knowledge)
This qualification is aimed at learners aged 16 and above who would like to gain the knowledge required for the Development phase of their training to become a Machinist (Advanced Manufacturing Engineering), as part of their Apprenticeship.

The Level 2 Diploma in Machining (Foundation Knowledge)
The qualification has no specific resource requirements.

The Level 3 Diploma in Machining (Development Knowledge)
The qualification has no specific resource requirements.

To deliver these qualification, centres/colleges will need to provide their learners with a suitable learning environment in order to complete the theoretical aspects of the qualification.
The Level 2 Diploma in Machining (Foundation Knowledge)
Upon completion of this qualification learners will have developed most of the knowledge required during the foundation phase of their Apprenticeship and can progress to the Development phase.

This qualification has been developed to be included within the foundation phase of the new Apprenticeship Standard for Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Machinist).

The Level 3 Diploma in Machining (Development Knowledge)
Upon completion of this qualification learners will have developed the knowledge required for their Development phase of the Apprenticeship and can progress to the End Point Assessment once they have complete their competence elements.

The qualification has been developed in collaboration with the Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Machinist) Trailblazer Group.

Qualifications within the 1272 suite relate to the following occupations:
• Machinist – Advanced Manufacturing Engineering

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

EPA is through the professional Engineering Institute which is the IMechE.

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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