Composites Technician, Advanced Apprenticeship | Weston College

Composites Technician, Advanced Apprenticeship

What will I do on this course?

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 quali cation and a work based NVQ quali cation before the end-point assessment.

Two activities form the end-point assessment: a work-based project completed in the last six months consisting of a report of not less than 1,500 words and focussing on specific work based tasks plus a professional discussion, including a ‘viva’ on the work- based project.

What could I do after this course?

Apprentices can progress to degree apprenticeships in engineering 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 course.

Course Level

Level 3

iAn interview is required for this course.

All you need to know about course dates and times

Throughout the year
3 Years
Course code AVPCTPF1SA

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What Our Students Say

Lewis Broom, Engineering Traineeship

Lewis Broom

“The classroom environment wasn't for me. I enjoy working with working with materials and making something I can be proud of.”

Course: Engineering Traineeship

What next? Lewis has now gained an apprenticeship at GKN following a successful traineeship

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