This apprenticeship supports Engineering roles across many different areas of work such as such as Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, Digital Manufacture, Design Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering, Metrology, and Welding.
The goal of the apprenticeship is to enable you to apply advanced engineering practice and principles in supporting and making engineering and manufacturing decisions.
You'll gain a Diploma in Engineering & Digital Manufacturing at SCQF Level 8, and either an HNC at SCQF level 7 or an HND at SCQF level 8 in an engineering discipline relevant to your job role.
You'll be expected to achieve some learning outcomes by the end of your apprenticeship. These include:
What are meta-skills?
Meta-skills are important skills that help you to improve:
For apprentices, meta-skills are a critical asset, supporting your ability to:
When you complete this apprenticeship at SCQF level 8, it includes the achievement of competence-based and professional qualifications. This opens the door to many opportunities for progression in work and further learning.
This apprenticeship supports you to develop meta-skills. These help to support high performance, resilience, self-awareness and continuous learning.
Straight to a job
Successful apprentices may progress within the workplace to either technical specialist roles or supervisory/managerial roles.
If you wish to pursue further professional learning and development after completing this apprenticeship, options include degree level study in Engineering or in business related subjects. In particular, this Technical Apprenticeship supports progression with advanced standing to the Graduate Apprenticeship in Engineering Design and Manufacture.
This apprenticeship supports professional recognition. That's because it includes learning and skills outcomes from the professional qualifications that are relevant for project management roles.
Together with your employer and learning provider, you'll work out the professional pathway that's right for you. Your learning provider will guide you on the professional registration process to follow.
There are no formal entry requirements for this apprenticeship, but it is recommended that applicants have either completed a modern apprenticeship in Engineering; or hold 2 or more SQA Highers, and Mathematics at National 5 or above; or hold a National Certificate (SCQF level 6) or a Higher National Certificate (SCQF level 7) qualification in Engineering.
However, employers can also consider existing workplace skills and experiences, where apprentices are either changing careers or upskilling. Being open to alternative assessment methods and relevant experience, instead of qualifications, can help to broaden the pool of potential applicants.
This Modern Apprenticeship will take between 12-24 months to complete.