Product Design and Development Technician Level 3 (Standard)

Bring new concepts and developments to life as part of team

Who is it for?

Those looking to start a career in product design supporting activities from early concept feasibility, design and development through to final preparation for product launch.  You may be responsible for rapid prototyping, assembly, testing, validation and analysing performance.  Typically working closely with engineers in bringing new concepts to life or supporting redesigns of existing products.

Course Details

  • Duration: 48 Months
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Objectives

Qualifications

  • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (Foundation Competence) 
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge) BTEC or VRQ
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Product Design and Development (Development Competence)
  • English Functional Skills Level 2 (If required)
  • Maths Functional Skills Level 2 (If required)

Arrangements

  • Programme Induction
  • Block and/or day release training
  • Training in the workplace
  • Formative assessment throughout the programme
  • Regular progress reviews

Off-the-job Training

  • Within this apprenticeship there is an expectation that 20% of the teaching, learning and development will be undertaken through off-the-job training. 

Course Overview

Core Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours

Please refer to the full details of the core knowledge, skills and behaviours on page 135

Specific Specialist Knowledge

Mathematical techniques, formula and calculations in a product design and development environment

Material applications and methods of testing (destructive and non-destructive)

Computer Aided Design (CAD) methods and applications

Material joining applications and systems

Mechanical, electrical, electronic and process control systems

Measurement, monitoring, testing and diagnostic methods and techniques

Specific Specialist Skills

Read and interpret relevant data and documentation used in the design and development of components, assemblies and systems

Produce components and prototypes using a wide range of hand fitting techniques

Produce assemblies and rigs using a range of materials and techniques

Use mechanical, electrical and electronic testing devices and equipment

Produce components and prototypes using a wide range of hand fitting techniques

Prepare and using lathes, milling machines, as well as other general or specialist high technology equipment such as 3D printing/additive manufacturing techniques

Produce assemblies and rigs using a range of materials and techniques

Use a range of mechanical, electrical and electronic testing devices and equipment

Apply mechanical principles and joining techniques to develop products, devices and equipment

Apply electrical and electronic principles to develop products devices and equipment

Identify, diagnose and rectify design problems through the whole creation process including design studio, workshops, test environments or under laboratory conditions

Contribute to the business by identifying possible opportunities for improving working practices, processes and/or procedures


Assessment
  • Knowledge Test
  • Practical Assessment
  • Oral Examination
  • Professional Interview (Viva)

Course Dates

Flexible to suit


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