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Engineering Fitter (ST0432) Level 3 Apprenticeship

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Engineering Fitter (ST0432) Level 3 Apprenticeship

This occupation is found in manufacturing and process sectors.

The broad purpose of the occupation is to produce complex high value, low volume components or assemblies in full or part, using machines, equipment or systems, to the required specification. For example, turbines, cranes, gearboxes, production lines, rigs and platforms. Fitters may typically have a mechanical, electrical, electronic, control systems, pipe fitting or instrumentation bias. To produce or re-furbish the components fitters will interpret drawings/specifications and plan their work, for example ensuring they have the right tools, equipment and resources to complete the task to the required specification.

Course information

College attendance

2 years Day release attendance- Wednesday first year, second year TBC.

When can the apprenticeship training start?

September delivery start at College.

Course content
  • AME Level 3 Units
  • Health and safety in the engineering workplace
  • Communications for engineering technicians
  • Mathematics for engineering technicians
  • Engineering project
  • Mechanical principles of engineering systems
  • Electrical and electronic principles in engineering
  • Maintenance of fluid power systems and components
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD) techniques
  • Applications and principles of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
  • Engineering maintenance procedures and techniques
Entry requirements

Grade requirements

  • Grade 3 maths and English

Other requirements

  • To be working within an Engineering environment


  • Grade 3 maths and English


Grade 4 maths and English

What training is required in the workplace?


  • 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
Further study and career options

Course progression:

Level 4 Engineering Standard to fulfil additional job role/responsibilities on completion of Level 3 outcomes and EPA.

Additional information

The following PPE/Equipment is required:

  • Safety boots
  • Overalls (Fire Retardant – for Welding delivery)

Study is available at the following campuses:

  • Central Bedfordshire College, Leighton Buzzard Campus
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Next Steps

How to apply

To start this Apprenticeship you will need to be employed in a relevant job role – visit the Apprenticeships section of our website, where you can view our Apprenticeship vacancies. For further information or queries you can email us or call 01234 291747.

Apprentices do not have to pay a fee to study, however the employer may be required to pay depending on their Levy entitlement/age of the candidate. For further information call 01234 291747.

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Available Courses
Central Bedfordshire College Leighton Buzzard
Starts: Various
Type: Apprenticeships
Length: 2 years
Day(s): Flex

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information on the Website is correct, some details may be subject to change. The Bedford College Group reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient. In the unfortunate situation that we have to cancel a course we will refund your fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due.

Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.

Any questions?

If you would like to find out more about this or other courses, please use our Livechat below, email or call us on 0345 658 8990.


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Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.