Engineering and Digital Manufacturing
This apprenticeship supports engineering roles across many different areas of work. These include:
electrical and electronic engineering
The goal is to enable you to apply advanced engineering practice and principles. This will support you in 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.
Diploma in Engineering & Digital Manufacturing at SCQF Level 8
HNC at SCQF Level 7 or an HND at SCQF Level 8 in an engineering discipline relevant to the job role
You'll be expected to achieve some learning outcomes by the end of your apprenticeship. These include:
applying methods and principles in project management
conducting quality control and assurance
designing and building within engineering
diagnosing and resolving faults
inspection and testing within engineering
establishing and maintaining working relationships
maintaining engineering equipment
organising and facilitating meetings
providing design-led solutions
supporting engineering processes
understanding digital manufacturing
What are meta-skills?
Meta-skills are important skills that help you to improve:
performance and productivity
For apprentices, meta-skills are a critical asset, supporting your ability to:
cope and excel in the face of change
collaborate with others
create successful futures
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. However it is recommended that you have:
- 2 or more SQA Highers, and Mathematics at National 5 or above; or
- National Certificate (SCQF Level 6) or a Higher National Certificate (SCQF Level 7) qualification in engineering.
Employers may also consider your workplace skills and experiences, if you are changing careers or upskilling.
How does it work?
You’ll learn in a real-world environment and earn a wage. You’ll also study with a college or another learning provider.
How long will it take?
This Modern Apprenticeship can take up to 48 months to complete.
How to apply
Use the 'Find vacancies near you' search at the end of this page to look for vacancies, then you can apply online.
You'll apply on Apprenticeships.scot or the company’s own website – there are details on the vacancy advert.