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Level 3

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3 Years
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Composites Technician, Apprenticeship

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.

What does the course involve?

Composites manufacture is the combining of materials to form a lighter and stronger rigid structure as an alternative to metal. These lightweight rigid structures are essential in the Aerospace, Automotive, Marine and Renewables industries and are becoming increasingly important in the Oil & Gas, Construction and Rail sectors.

Examples of areas you will learn are:

  • Engineering drawing
  • Composite material production for marine construction
  • Manufacturing processes
  • Principles of defects, detection and repair processes
  • Wet layup techniques
  • Resin infusion techniques.

How will the course 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 future study opportunities and careers are there?

Apprentices can progress to related degrees or degree apprenticeships, including those on offer at University Centre Weston, or into engineering management positions.

What do I do next?

  • Ready to apply – please use the ‘apply now’ button at the top of this page.
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Entry Requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 9-4 including English and maths, or a Level 2 composites or engineering programme. You will need to be in relevant employment, but we can help you find this.

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