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Apprenticeship Standard: Space Engineering Technician L4

Space Engineering Technicians are the backbone of the space sector. They work on mission-critical satellite manufacture, and support integration and testing at space technology centres and launch sites. Join this course to become part of the most exciting sector.

WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE

This course is for people who want to launch their career in the space sector, become a qualified Space Engineering Technician, and gain an HNC in Space Technology. This apprenticeship programme is suitable for both those wishing to apply for a new apprenticeship role, or existing staff who need to demonstrate expertise in the technical side of their role. You will develop strong problem-solving skills and a good grasp of the theoretical and practical aspects of engineering in the space and aerospace sectors.

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Start date: 01/08/2022

Course code
APSPET422T
Level
Level 4
Location
Truro College
Duration
4 years
Qualification
Apprenticeship

Join an exciting industry

Experienced Tutors

Industry Standard Facilities

Fantastic Industry Links

Learn from Sector Experts

You will be taught by staff with extensive experience who will advance your knowledge and skills to meet the expectations of the engineering and space industries.

Enjoy professional environments

Enjoy modern workshops that are second to none within a further education setting, with a wide range of different machines, tools, testing rigs and equipment.

Develop skills in line with industry needs

Learn skills that are required in the space industry, enhancing not only your knowledge and practical ability but also your future employability.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

During your apprenticeship, you will also study towards an HNC in Space Technology. You can expect to study:

  • Engineering Design, Maths, and Science
  • CAD, CAM, and Programming
  • How to manage your own professional engineering project
  • Space technologies and their applications
  • Space systems and subsystems

Your course will be based in the brand-new state-of-the-art Valency engineering centre. You will be taught by staff with extensive experience who will advance your knowledge and skills to meet the expectations of the engineering and space industries. You will also enjoy visits to space sector industry events and visits to key space infrastructure in the UK.

Year 1

During your apprenticeship, you will also study part-time towards an HNC in Space Technology. In year 1, you can expect to study the following Pearson units:

  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Maths
  • Engineering Science
  • Space Technologies and Applications

Year 2

In year 2 of your apprenticeship, you will continue to study part-time towards an HNC in Space Technology. You can expect to study the following Pearson units:

  • Computer-Aided Design and Manufacture (CAD/CAM)
  • Programming
  • Managing a Professional Engineering Project
  • Space Systems and Subsystems

You will have the opportunity to visit space sector industry events and key space infrastructure in the UK during your course.

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WHERE WILL IT TAKE ME?

Achievement of this qualification demonstrates to an employer that you have the necessary technical skills and knowledge they are looking for when recruiting for an engineer in the space sector.

You might go on to become a technician in satellite manufacturing, spacecraft mechanics, spacecraft propulsion, quality assurance or assembly and integration.

This qualification will allow you to progress into employment, enhancing the skills and knowledge that you have gained at Level 4, or to progress to the Level 5 Space Technology HND, and then to a Level 6 Space Systems Engineer degree apprenticeship.

Assessment Arrangements

The employer in consultation with the training provider will make the judgement as to whether the apprentice is ready for end-point assessment through the achievement of the following: Level 4 Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Space Technology and a recognised Level 2 English and Mathematics qualification.

On conclusion that the assessment gateway requirements have been achieved, you will be able to proceed to the end-point assessment stage of the apprenticeship. It is expected that you will complete the assessment gateway requirements within three months of your planned apprenticeship completion.

Entry Requirements

For entry to this programme, you will require Grade 4 GCSE (C) or above in English, maths, and science-based subjects. You will also require a minimum of 48 UCAS points from at least one of the following subjects: engineering, physics, maths, chemistry, or computing.

You must have a keen interest in engineering and space and a good work ethic. You must be able to work alone and as part of a team and be able to demonstrate commitment to the course.

Applicants with exceptional experience may be able to access this course, taken on a case-by-case basis.

Information & Support

PPE

We provide all of the tools and materials for the course however, you will be responsible for your own PPE and will be required to come equipped with a pair of steel-toe capped boots and a pair of safety glasses.

For more information, contact esf-csatt@truro-penwith.ac.uk.

Additional Information

Duration

2 years + 3 months EPA

 

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