August 2016 Engineering sector update

Wed Aug 17 09:23:00 UTC 2016

This is an update for the Enginering sector for August 2016, including important updates to the Engineering SASE framework.

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Important update to Engineering SASE Frameworks

As from September 2016, the following qualifications will be available for delivery in the Level 3 Engineering and Manufacture SASE frameworks:

601/7584/9  Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Engineering (360 GLH)

601/7591/6  Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Engineering (540 GLH)

601/7580/1  Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Engineering (720 GLH)

601/7588/6  Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Engineering (1080 GLH)*

* The Extended Diploma only appears in selected pathways - please see the most recent SASE Framework documentation for more details.

This will allow providers to choose between the current QCF qualifications or the new 2016 versions for delivery of SASE Apprenticeships.

For more information on delivering these in Apprenticeships, please contact bryony.leonard@pearson.com or call us on 07711 385445.

New Engineering Apprenticeship standards

The new Pearson Level 3 knowledge and competence qualifications for the following standards will be available for registrations from the 1 September 2016:

Aerospace Manufacturing Fitter

Aerospace Manufacturing Mechanical, Electrical and Systems Fitter

Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Aerospace and Aviation Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge) - 601/9063/2

Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Aerospace and Aviation Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge) - 601/7390/7

Pearson BTEC Level 3 Aerospace and Aviation Engineering (Development Competence) - 601/9051/6

Mechatronics Maintenance Technician

Product Design and Development Technician

Pearson BTEC Level 3 Award in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge) - 601/9053/X

Pearson BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge) - 601/9049/8

Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge) - 601/9054/1

Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge) - 601/9060/7

Mechatronics Maintenance Technician

Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Mechatronics Technician) (Development Competence) - 601/9067/X

For more information, approvals requirements or copies of the specifications please contact bryony.leonard@pearson.com or call us on 07711 385445.

Level 3 Machinist - Advanced Manufacturing Engineering

The Level 3 Machinist Standard is now available for delivery and contains mandatory qualifications at Level 2 and 3.

The Level 2 knowledge qualification will be available from January with the Level 2 competence qualification available now.

Level 3 qualifications will be available from September 2017 as the foundation phase must be completed first.

For more information on the Apprenticeship requirements for Machining, please see the standards.

Level 2 Rail Engineering Operative and Level 3 Rail Engineering Technician

The Level 2 and Level 3 Apprenticeship Standards for the Rail Engineering Industry are now ready for delivery. The Level 2 knowledge and competence qualifications will be ready for September 2016. The Level 3 qualifications will be available from December 2016, some units contained within the Level 3 knowledge qualification will be available for delivery and certification from 1 September 2016. For more information, please contact bryony.leonard@pearson.com or call us on 07711 385445.

The Level 4 Rail Engineering Advanced Technician standard has also been approved for delivery and qualifications to support this standard will be available from September 2017.

The following standards are currently in development and, if you require more information on these or any Apprenticeship ‘Trailblazer’ standards, please contact bryony.leonard@pearson.com or call us on 07711 385445:

Engineering Technical Support Technician (Level 4)

Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Engineer (Level 6)

Withdrawal of SASE Frameworks

The following SASE frameworks are scheduled for withdrawal by the Skills Funding Agency over the coming months.  In most cases, alternative delivery is available via an Apprenticeship Standard:

Code

Apprenticeship framework name

Date withdrawn for new starts

627

Advanced Diagnostics and Management Principles

01-Dec-16

639

Automotive Clay Modelling

01-Dec-16

625

Blacksmithing

01-Jun-16

469

Ceramics Manufacturing

01-Dec-16

546

Combined Manufacturing Processes

01-Dec-16

604

Engineering Environmental Technologies

01-Dec-16

553

Extractives and Mineral Processing Occupations

01-Dec-16

597

Metal Processing and Allied Operations

01-Dec-16

593

Mineral Products Technology

01-Dec-16

606

Multi-skilled Vehicle Collision Repair

01-Dec-16

426

Nuclear Working

01-Dec-16

424

Polymer Processing Operations

01-Dec-16

503

Production of Coatings

01-Dec-16

623

Rail Engineering Overhead Line Construction

01-Dec-16

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