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Control/Technical Support Engineer 

Overview

The Level 6 Control/Technical Support Engineer Degree Apprenticeship has been designed by a Trailblazer of leading industry employers. The apprenticeship provides an alternative route to recruit school leavers, and the opportunity to ‘grow your own’ talent.

Control/Technical Support Engineers primarily assist the smooth running of manufacturing in activities such as site maintenance. Typically they work closely with other production roles in a fast-paced and cost-conscious manufacturing environment, where complex problem solving is key. The programme teaches the underlying principles of engineering and students complete projects which involve the analysing, designing, prototyping and testing of control and instrumentation systems and components.

Participants choose to specialise their Engineering degree in Electrical, Mechanical or Manufacturing.

Our course will deliver against the nationally recognised Level 6 Control/Technical Support Engineer Degree Apprenticeship Standard. Graduates of the apprenticeship will have the knowledge to progress as a professional engineer and gain the skills and knowledge to move quickly and easily into management positions.

If you have 20 or more potential apprentices, we can tailor a programme to your business.

Programme outline

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Course length and entry requirements

Each programme is studied consecutively for a total of five years. Participants will gain the FdEng Integrated Engineering after three years and would apply for two more years of part-time study to gain a BEng honours degree.

Degree apprentices attend university part-time on day release for 24 weeks of the year. Students will be assessed throughout the course with a combination of coursework, in-class timed assessments, examinations and a portfolio.

Participants must have the following entry requirements

  • GCSE (or equivalent) mathematics and English language at grade C or grade 4, or above – plus one of the following
    • an A-level pass or two AS level passes in a relevant science or technology subject
    • 112 points from A levels or BTEC National qualifications, including mathematics and scientific subjects
    • an advanced VCE double award in an appropriate engineering, manufacturing or technology topic
    • an EdExcel/BTEC/SCOTVEC National Certificate or Diploma in a science or technology-based subject
    • a pass in the preparatory year of the Extended Degree Programme Engineering and Mathematics or another suitable science or technology-based foundation or access course containing an appropriate level of mathematics, with an overall average mark of at least 40 per cent
    • an equivalent qualification
  • The top-up award is suitable if you have a foundation degree or HND in relevant subject and are aiming to develop your qualification to degree level.

Benefits for your business

Our Control/Technical Support Engineer Degree Apprenticeship helps you

  • get work-ready, graduate-calibre employees embedded within your organisation who truly understand your business and bring fresh perspectives and ideas
  • attract and retain the best talent, whilst supporting the youth employment agenda
  • generate a return on investment through accelerated development and increased commitment

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Learn more

Find out more about how degree apprenticeships can have a positive impact on your business. You can also read about funding and incentives or explore other useful information, including policies and FAQs.

Get in touch

If you have any questions, email apprenticeships@shu.ac.uk or phone 0114 225 5000 to speak to our apprenticeships team.

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