About the Machining Technician programme
Machining Technician Level 3 covers a wide variety of skills designed to appeal to a large range of employers. The 42-month program (plus 3 months for End Point Assessment) is delivered through a combination of on-the-job training, where engineering apprentices work alongside experienced engineers, and 1 or 2 days a week of classroom-based learning during the first two years of study. The compulsory units include:
- Engineering communications
- Engineering mathematics
- Properties and applications of engineering materials
- Health and safety in the engineering workplace
- Advance milling and turning
- Computer numerical control (CNC) programming/machining
- Workplace improvement
In addition, employers can choose two optional units to be delivered.
Our Engineering Training Facilities
We continually invest in the engineering facilities and equipment within our training centres in Gloucester, Cheltenham and the Forest of Dean, ensuring our learners have the very best tools and equipment on which to hone their skills.
Our centres have fully equipped electrical/electronic laboratories and mechanical workshops including Printed Circuit Board (PCB), Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), Computer Numerical Control (CNC) and Computer Aided Design (CAD) workshops.
Apprenticeship Benefits for Employers
- Suitable for new and existing staff: Apprenticeships are open to anyone from 16+ and there is no upper age limit to become an apprentice.
- Cost effective: Apprenticeships are a low-cost way to bring new talent into your organisation – recruitment is free and the training is funded either by your levy, or you pay just 5% of the bill (the government funds the rest)
- Get the right set of skills for your company: What apprentices learn will be tailored to your business – the systems you use and the challenges you face
In addition, apprenticeships are a great way to create diverse and progressive workplace and improve productivity and staff motivation.