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Composites Technician, Advanced Apprenticeship
What will I do on this course?
A composites technician is engaged in a variety of processes in the production and creation of materials and components that are used in a range of applications including airplanes, cars, boats, turbine blades, oil and gas rigs, bridges, trains and satellites.
They provide specialised knowledge and skills that support manufacturing programmes and projects and may be deployed in the areas of design, tooling, moulding, lay-up, curing, machining, inspection, testing, repair and material production.
How will I be assessed?
Apprentices will need to achieve a Level 3 knowledge qualification and a work-based NVQ qualification before the end-point assessment.
The end-point assessment is a work-based project (a report of not less than 1,500 words focussing on specific work based tasks) and a professional discussion, including a ‘viva’ on the work- based project.
What could I do after this course?
Apprentices can progress to related degrees or degree apprenticeships, including those on offer at University Centre Weston, or into engineering management positions.
A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 9-4 including English and maths, or a Level 2 composites or engineering course.
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What our students say
Lewis Broom, Engineering Traineeship
“The classroom environment wasn't for me. I enjoy working with working with materials and making something I can be proud of.”
Course: Engineering Traineeship
What next? Lewis has now gained an apprenticeship at GKN following a successful traineeship