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Apprenticeship training course

Engineering fitter (level 3)

Producing complex high value, low volume components or assemblies.

Qualification level
Equivalent to A level.
Typical duration
42 months
Apprenticeship category
Engineering and manufacturing
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Also known as
  • Controls and systems fitter
  • Electrical fitter
  • Electronic fitter
  • Instrumentation fitter
  • Mechanical fitter
  • Pipe fitter
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Reading, interpreting and understanding the component/assembly specification, diagrams, drawings and work instructions
  • Planning component/assembly task – materials, tools and equipment
  • Preparing work area for component/assembly task; sourcing required resources, tools/equipment
  • Carryout relevant planning and preparation activities before commencing work activity and know how to source required resources and interpret detailed drawings, specifications and job instructions
  • Checking tools during and after task completion; identifying and reporting defects
  • Measuring and testing, checking/inspecting component/assembly for example; use of micrometers, verniers, multimeters, volt meter
  • Problem solving; analysing the issue and fixing the issue where appropriate
  • Applying improvement techniques; recommending/implementing solutions where appropriate
  • Communicating with colleagues and/or customers (internal or external)
  • Completing component/assembly documentation for example job instructions, drawings, quality control documentation
  • Reporting work outcomes and/or issues
  • Restoring the work area on completion of the activity; returning any resources and consumables to the appropriate location and house-keeping.
  • Disposing of waste in accordance with waste streams; re-cycling/re-using where appropriate
  • Operating within limits of responsibility
  • Operating in line with quality, health & safety and environmental policy and procedures; identifying risks and hazards and identifying control measure where applicable

Full information on Engineering fitter (level 3) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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