Level 4 Automation and Control Engineering Technician

Automation and Control Engineering Technician, install, maintain, fault find and optimise hardware and software for automation systems. 

Typically, this involves the above duties across a range of hardware such as on Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), the use of physical tools, software tools and instruments to carry out tasks associated with building installing and maintaining of automation systems.

What will you study, for example?

  • Engineering Mathematics.   
  • Engineering Maths
  • Engineering Science
  • Instrumentation and Control
  • Automation, Robotics and PLCs
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Electrical Systems and Fault Finding
  • Engineering Design
  • Managing a Professional Engineering Project

What qualifications will you acquire at the end of the programme?

Higher National Certificate in General Engineering

Entry Level Requirements

Already employed in a suitable engineering role or have relevant engineering experience.

In addition to ONE of the following:

  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering overall grade DM (Distinction Merit) or higher.
  • A minimum of two A-Levels at grade 5 (or C) or above, including mathematics-based subject and a science, technology, engineering, or an additional mathematics-related subject.
  • EAL Diploma in an engineering-based subject at M (Merit) or above.
  • Equivalent qualifications such as Cambridge Technical Levels at MM (Merit Merit) or above.
  • Plus A minimum of three GCSEs at grade 5 (or C) or above, in mathematics, English and a science, technology or engineering-related subject.
  • Applicants are required to successfully complete the AMRC and Employer recruitment and selection process to secure a place on an apprenticeship programme.

Typical Duration

36 months

Things to consider

Throughout programme apprentices are required to attend the University of Sheffield AMRC training centre in Sheffield, for example, 1 day per month which will require travel and overnight hotel accommodation.

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