If you wish to pursue a career in an exciting and diverse industry and are good with practical work and have an eye for detail, Engineering Maintenance Fitter could be a great career for you. This course, Improving Operational Performance (Engineering) is designed for those who want to work in an engineering environment and undertake the best possible preparation to achieving trained operator status within the industry. Learners will normally be employed as a mechanical or electrical maintenance fitter. The working environment can be dirty and may involve working outdoors, at height and in all weathers. This may also include travel around the area and beyond.
During the course, you will study: Safe Working Practices in Engineering Environment; Working Effectively & Efficiently in Engineering; Using & Communicating Technical Information; Producing Components using Hand Fitting Techniques; Maintaining Mechanical Devices & Devices; Maintaining Electrical Equipment & Systems; Engineering Environmental Awareness; Engineering Techniques; Engineering Principles; Engineering Maintenance Practices; Engineering Maintenance Techniques; Basic electrical circuit inspection, testing and fault diagnosis.
Completion of this programme can lead to full-time employment as a skilled Maintenance Engineer, following completion of work based learning (NVQ), or other options for further education such as a HNC qualification.
You will need GCSE’s including English and Maths (minimum Grade C). You must also be employed for a minimum of 30 hours a week.
Assessment is a combination of practical observations within the workplace and online written assignments.