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Level 4 Automation and Controls Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Standard ST0662

The Automation and Controls apprenticeship provides both academic development and the vocational work-based knowledge and skills to be successful in a developing field of automation that’s leading the development of advanced manufacturing.

Benefits for the Employer

This occupation will give employers the ability to maintain successful operational capability.

Benefits for the Apprentice

The apprenticeship offers both an academic qualification HNC Automation and Control alongside the vocational work-based learning with your employer. The HNC units selected support underpinning knowledge and align with the knowledge, skills and behaviour’s set within the end-point assessment.

This standard aligns with the following professional recognition:

  • Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) for Engineering Technician (EngTech)
  • Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) for Engineering Technician (EngTech)

Learning Approach

Attendance on day release over 2.5 years to study Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Automation and Control Engineering.

Production of a work-based portfolio of evidence

End-point assessment activities within college and workplace.

Study Commitment

As a guide, apprentices should expect to study for an additional 12 hours per week on top of their scheduled learning. Employers are expected to support their apprentice’s study by providing a workplace mentor and supporting meetings and assessments.

Qualification Awarded

HNC in Automation and Control, Level 4 apprenticeship in Automation and Control, level 4 Automation and Control apprenticeship

Next Steps

Contact our Employer Training team EmployerTraining@DNColleges.ac.uk

Location

Option to study at 1 of 2 campuses: University Campus Doncaster (UCDon) or University Campus North Lincolnshire (UCNL).

 

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Key Information

  • Course Level

    Level 4

  • Delivery

    Workbased

  • Duration

    Typically 48 months, to include 2.5 years studying HNC Automation and Control alongside preparation for end-point assessment.

  • Awarding Body

    Pearson


Apply or Enquire

Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Automation and Control Engineering:

Core mandatory unit: Engineering Maths

Core mandatory unit: Engineering Science

Core mandatory unit: Programming for Engineers

Core mandatory unit: Professional Engineering Practice (Note: This is a Pearson-set unit).

Core mandatory unit: Engineering Mechanics and Materials

Specialist mandatory unit: Automation, Robotics and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)

Optional unit Group A: Mechatronics*

Optional unit Group B: Analogue and Digital Electronics*

*Optional unit(s) to achieve qualification specialism competencies in support of progression to Level 5

EPA:

There are 2 elements to the assessment and will take place over a typical period of 7 months once the apprentice as gone through gateway. The 2 elements are:

Assessment method 1: Project, Report and Presentation with Questioning

Assessment method 2: Occupational Professional Discussion

EPA:

There are 2 elements to the assessment and will take place over a typical period of 7 months once the apprentice as gone through gateway. The 2 elements are:

Assessment method 1: Project, Report and Presentation with Questioning

Assessment method 2: Occupational Professional Discussion

Applicants must be in full-time employment and:

  • Be 18 or older
  • Have the right of abode and right to work in the UK to qualify for funding
  • Meet course entry requirements

In order to optimise success candidates will typically have 5 GCSE’s at Grade C ( Grade 4/5 in the new numerical GCSE grading system) or above, including Mathematics, English and a Science, Technology or Engineering related subject, or 90+ credits in an Engineering BTEC at level 3.

*(As further guidance, the level of Mathematics has an advisory GCSE level of grade B (Grade 5/6 in the new numerical GCSE grading system).

A list of acceptable equivalent qualifications is available from the gov.uk website, as well as guidance on obtaining replacement certificates. It will not be possible for applicants to proceed with their application unless they are able to provide evidence of achievement or proof that they have applied for replacement certificates.

All applications are individually assessed.

Continue your academic studies: Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma in Electronic and Electrical Systems Engineering (610/1263/4). Alternatively enrol onto a L6 degree apprenticeship.

Financial Support

UK students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course and a maintenance loan to cover living costs.

We also have a range of other financial support available.

Course Fees

UK

Higher level apprenticeships are paid for by employers, not apprentices.

Employers with a payroll of more than £3 million can use their apprenticeship levy contributions to pay for places on apprenticeship programmes.

Any business with a payroll below £3 million is eligible for government funding that will cover at least 95% of the cost of an apprenticeship course.

Additional incentives are also available to employers who take on young apprentices.

 

Enquire about this course

To find out more and apply for this course, please contact us via the telephone number below.

Make an enquiry Call 0800 358 74 74