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3 Years
Course code AVPCOPF1SA

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.

How will I 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 could I do after this course?

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


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.

Course Level

Level 3

iAn interview is required for this course.

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Owen Davies, Engineering Technician Apprenticeship


Owen Davies

"I’ve enjoyed the apprenticeship as the units are varied and interesting. Also, The lecturers are very knowledgeable and helpful. Giving me the skills and experience for my future career. "

Studied: Engineering Technician Apprenticeship

What next? Completing the rest of his Apprenticeship with Airbus

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