Engineering update - April 2020

17 April 2020

An update from the Engineering and Manufacturing sector.

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SASE Transition to Engineering Standards

By now, you should all be prepared for the move from SASE Apprenticeship Frameworks to Apprenticeship Standards. To help you in this move, we've produced three documents to assist you.

Engineering SASE to Standards January 2020

The document below highlights the currently available engineering frameworks and our suggestion for an alternative engineering standard. Other standards may also suit your specific requirements, so please do look at the list of standards available for delivery.

>Engineering SASE to Standards January 2020 (PDF 0.1 MB)


Engineering SASE to Standards Qualifications January 2020

The document below shows the existing SASE Frameworks in Engineering with the respective qualifications currently available from Pearson as well as our suggested engineering standard replacement and the available qualifications from Pearson for that standard. Please bear in mind, if printing, that this document is A3 in size.

>Engineering SASE to Standards qualifications January 2020(PDF 0.2 MB)


Engineering Apprenticeship Standards List

The document below is a list of all available Apprenticeship Standards, which are available for delivery and the current Pearson offer for either on programme or EPA.

>Engineering Apprenticeship Standards List (PDF 0.2 MB)


Engineering and Manufacturing Apprenticeship Standards Route Review

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (the Institute) is in the process of collating the feedback from the initial consultation against 49 Engineering and Manufacturing Apprenticeship Standards.

Initial outcomes from this feedback are due later on in 2020. For more information, please check the Engineering and Manufacturing Route Review regularly

Updates to qualifications

We are submitting some amendments on our current suite of Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (AME) qualifications to all regulators at the end of this month.

There are additional optional units in all sizes around Microcontrollers and their use in Engineering as well as a new specialist pathway in our Diploma and Extended Diploma sizes in Motorsport. This takes units from our existing Vehicle Technology pathway and is suitable for an individual who wishes to enter the motorsport industry or wants to study motorsport engineering at a higher level.

We are also introducing a new size of qualification in our AME suite which is the 180GL sized Foundation Award. This has 1 mandatory unit and a number of optional units to select from. This size is ideally suited to an individual who would like to study engineering alongside a companion suite of qualifications (i.e. BTECs in Computing or Construction or A levels in Maths and Physics) or as a part-time programme to develop their skills or knowledge in this subject.

Before September, we're also hoping to release an additional specialist pathway at Diploma and Extended Diploma sizes in Medical Engineering.  Designed by NHS trusts and NHS England staff, this pathway is for an individual who wishes to work as a medical maintenance technician or retrain to work in this field. These units will also be available as stand-alone units for individuals who wish to specialise in particular types of medical equipment (i.e. ventilators). This qualification can be delivered as part of the Mechatronics Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship Standard until a specialist Apprenticeship standard (currently in development) becomes available for delivery.

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