Engineering Fitter Level 3


Gain common and specific skills across the manufacturing and engineering sector

Who is it for?

Engineering Fitters perform a vital role in producing complex high-value, low-volume components or assemblies (in full or part) using machines, equipment or systems to the required specification.

You need to be aged 16 and over with 4 GCSEs at Grades A-C or 9-4 including Maths and English.

What will I learn?

Whilst undertaking this apprenticeship you will gain a wealth of knowledge and skills undertaking a key role within your company. In addition you will achieve the following qualifications:

  • Foundation Training Phase
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering
  • English Functional Skills Level 2 (if required)
  • Maths Functional Skills Level 2 (if required)

When can I start?

Right now! Our apprenticeships team work with local employers to make apprenticeships available throughout the year and it’s really easy to apply - so why wait?

Course Overview


  • Materials used in components/assemblies, their use and application considerations
  • Principles of design and operation
  • Manufacturing and assembly processes
  • Safe use of hand and power tools
  • Understanding the component/assembly specifications, how to interpret and use them
  • Techniques for measuring, marking, cutting and drilling materials accurately, safely and economically
  • Engineering mathematics and scientific principles, methods, and techniques
  • Engineering data analysis and interpretation
  • Undertake component/assembly quality checks, fault management and problem-solving techniques
  • Quality standards for components or assemblies and the application of ISO9001 in the workplace
  • Improvement techniques
  • The Engineering Fitter’s role in wider operations
  • Commercial considerations and how the role contributes to business
  • Health and Safety in the workplace including the Health and Safety at Work Act
  • Environmental impact and considerations
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Planning techniques, resources, tools, equipment, including people and time management


  • Reading, interpreting and understanding the component/assembly specifications, drawings, diagrams and working instructions
  • Planning component/assembly tasks including materials, tools and equipment
  • Preparing the work area and sourcing the correct tools and equipment
  • Using appropriate hand-fitting tools and techniques including filing, turning, milling, soldering, marking out, forming and measuring
  • Checking tools during and after task completion to identify and report defects
  • Measuring, testing, checking and inspecting the component/assembly, including: use of micrometers, verniers, multimeters and volt meters
  • Problem solving, analysing and fixing issues, where appropriate
  • Applying improvement techniques, recommending and implementing solutions, where appropriate
  • Communicating with colleagues and/or customers
  • Completing component/assembly documentation, for example: job instructions, drawings and quality control documentation
  • Reporting work outcomes and/or issues
  • Restoring the work area on completion of activity
  • Disposing of waste in accordance with waste streams, recycling and reusing where appropriate
  • Operating within limits of responsibility
  • Operating in line with quality, health & safety and environmental policies and procedures
  • Identifying risks and hazards and identifying control measures, where applicable


  • Takes personal responsibility and acts with resilience
  • Works effectively in a team
  • Personable
  • Effective communicator
  • Committed to continuous personal development
Additional Information

During your apprenticeship you will receive:

  • An induction to the programme to make you feel welcome and to help you understand how the apprenticeship works
  • Block and/or day release training at our Training Centre to help build your knowledge and skills
  • Training in the workplace to help you learn the job role and to become a valued member of the team
  • Regular progress reviews to help with your development and to ensure you remain on track to successfully complete your apprenticeship

The majority of your learning will be undertaken whilst you are working.  To successfully achieve the apprenticeship 20% of the teaching, learning and development will be undertaken through off-the-job training which takes place at our PETA Engineering Training Centre in Havant