Level 3 NDT Engineering Technician
The Level 3 NDT Engineering Technician Apprenticeship takes around 30 to 36 months to complete and includes three NDT methods of your choice at Level 2 (PCN or EN4179), including at least one complex method.
The role of the NDT Engineering Technician involves supervisory responsibility of NDT Operators. They will oversee, validate and audit inspections of NDT operators and manage projects through to completion.
The apprenticeship standard focuses on Quality Assurance, Health and Safety, Project Management and Leadership, as well as providing the apprentice with the following skills:
- Managing projects and the co-ordination and supervision of NDT operators
- Ability to apply inspection techniques in three methods
- Selecting appropriate methods of inspection and understanding their limitations
- Conducting inspection audits, evaluating NDT data reports and applying solutions to engineering problems
- Following written procedures and implementing quality control and assurance of NDT systems
Initial Assessment and Enrolment
Our delivery team is committed to ensuring that our apprentices are well-equipped to thrive in their chosen discipline. Prior to enrolment, we will conduct assessments to evaluate your prior learning and experience to determine eligibility for our programme.
Ideally apprentices should have a minimum of three GCSEs at grade 4 (or equivalent) including English and Maths. Apprentices who hold Level 1 Maths and/or English will need to achieve their Level 2 Maths and/or English Functional Skills within the first 6 months of the apprenticeship programme. Apprentices who are below Level 1 in Maths and/or English will need to achieve their Level 1 Maths and/or English Functional Skills within the first 6 months of the apprenticeship programme and then continue to study and achieve at Level 2 by the end of the first year.
All apprentices must satisfy the minimum vision requirement and will have to undergo a visual acuity and colour perception test.
- A tailored training programme will be created to suit employers’ and apprentices individual needs, providing the apprentices with the knowledge, skills and NDT method relevant to the workplace.
- Our flexible delivery model will include work based training and mentoring, online learning, tutorials, seminars, Maths and English teaching and assessments, Health & Safety training, remote support, practical work experience sessions and off-site training at our training facilities in Rotherham and Sheffield.
- Every Apprentice will be allocated a dedicated training mentor who visits the workplace monthly. They will support the apprentice with teaching, learning and skills development, project choice, presentation, and preparation for the end point assessment as well as offering guidance throughout.
- Networking opportunities with other apprentices on the programme.
- Apprentices who require additional help with Maths and English will be given support from our dedicated Functional Skills trainer.
Lavender International provides the NDT Training and Examinations when the apprentice is ready to undertake their NDT training. For the NDT Engineering Technician Apprenticeship, apprentices will be expected to undertake their first conventional method certification at the end of year 1. The second conventional method will be taken at the end of year 2 and the final advanced method will be taken in year 3.
The following Level 2 methods are available under this apprenticeship:
- Magnetic Testing
- Visual Testing
- Penetrant Testing
- Ultrasonic Testing
- Eddy Current Testing
End Point Assessment
To successfully complete the Apprenticeship, the apprentice must pass the End Point Assessment. This compromises of an independent assessment consisting of:
Portfolio review of evidence and achievements – This may include records of formal training, log book of experience, employer appraisals and CPD records and progress reports.
Project presentation – The apprentice will have to present their findings from their project to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and behaviours required by the Apprenticeship Standard.
Observational interview – Carried out by a panel of Engineering specialists who will assess the knowledge, skills and behaviours gained during the apprenticeship, health and safety knowledge and testing the portfolio of evidence.
The team will discuss an independent End Point Assessment Organisation with the employer at the initial engagement stage.
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