Combining lighter and stronger alternatives to metals for use in manufacturing.
3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E)
- Typical length
- 36 months
- Current funding band
Up to £27,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
- Entry requirements
None specified. Candidates will usually have achieved grade C or above GCSEs (or equivalent) in English, maths and a science or technology-based subject.
- What apprentices will learn
- understanding material types, characteristics and uses, manufacturing techniques, research and development, and waste reduction
- understanding mathematical, scientific and engineering concepts and principles
- using composite technician practices, including design, maintenance and testing
- using specialist tools and equipment, including laminating machinery, metrology equipment, mould tools and technical drawings
- communications, including presentation, written and verbal skills
- health and safety practices and legislation within a manufacturing environment
- level 3 engineering qualification as approved by the relevant professional body
- Professional registration
Apprentices will be eligible for engineering tech (EngTech) status with the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and Institution of Mechanical Engineers on completing their apprenticeship.
- End-Point Assessment
- More Information
The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.