Engineering Courses at Lancaster & Morecambe College

Engineering Fitter Apprenticeship Level 3

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This course is geared to producing a competent Engineer with the knowledge to carry out a high-level engineering role. The Apprenticeship is suitable for those working as mechanical engineers within the engineering and manufacturing sector.

This Apprenticeship consists of two parts; a Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering (Competence), which will include a lot of work based learning, and a Diploma in Manufacturing (knowledge) which will largely be delivered by the College.

Entry Requirements

Students must have:

  • GCSE grade C/4 or higher in English and Maths,

  • Two GCSE grade C/4s in combined science OR individual science subjects,

  • Three other GCSEs at grade C/4 or higher

Course Activities

This Apprenticeship allows learners to develop the knowledge and skills required for employment and/or career progression in the engineering and manufacturing industry sector in general.

For more detail on the Apprenticeship standard for this qualification visit the Institute of Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

The main topics studied on this Apprenticeship are:

  • Health and Safety in the Engineering Workplace

  • Communication and Teamwork in Engineering

  • Applied Science and Maths for Engineering

  • Principles of Fabrication Processes

  • Engineering Maintenance Procedures and Techniques

  • Principles of Electrical and Electronic Circuits

  • Electrical and Electronic Measurement, Testing and Fault Diagnosis

  • Principles of Three-Phase Systems

  • Electrical Installation

  • Principles and Applications of Fluid Mechanics

  • Computer Aided Design (CAD)

The knowledge elements are assessed by a mixture of assessment methods including:

  • Online short tests

  • Practical tests as laid out by EAL

  • Tutor assessment

The competence elements are assessed with the above and an End Point Assessment. The student will be assessed when they have finished all the necessary subject study and/or practice.

All subjects studied are designed to produce an Engineer with rounded knowledge of both the Mechanical and Electrical & Electronic Engineering environment. They will have good hands on skills as well as good rounded theory by the end of the Apprenticeship, giving a firm foundation for the future.

All of the Apprenticeship will require attendance at College for 1 full day a week. Extra study may be necessary at times of assessment. It is envisaged that the employer will require the student to attend work for 4 other days of the week. A good candidate will be self-motivated and able to work with others which is necessary to work and learn successfully in the work place.

Industry Links

This Apprenticeship has been developed by Rolls Royce, UTAS, AMTC, Silicoms, MoveTech UK, Paradigm Precision, MGTS, Heller Machine Tools, Selex, and Zeiss.

Progression Opportunities

The opportunities in Engineering are many and varied as the country is being forced to redesign how we produce and develop all goods necessary for daily life. There is a current shortage of trained engineers who have the rare combination of a high level qualification and hand on experience.

If the industry requires this, the College is also looking at developing HE programmes to offer progression to Level 5 and Level 6 Final year Degree Level qualifications.

You can discover all the opportunities available to you by exploring the full list of careers in the industry.


If you would like to apply for this course, please click 'Apply' in the top right, follow the steps, and our Admissions Team will be in touch with you.

For more information, advice and guidance please phone Student & Learning Services on 01524 521385 or 0800 306306 or email

Course code: A36182-A1A