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Apprenticeship training course

Composites technician (level 3)

Combining lighter and stronger alternatives to metals for use in manufacturing.

Qualification level
3
Equivalent to A level.
Typical duration
36 months
Apprenticeship category
Engineering and manufacturing
Maximum funding
£27,000
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Also known as
  • carbon fibre technician
  • composites manufacturer
  • composites repairer
  • graphite technician
  • Kevlar engineer
Skills
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Select appropriate techniques, procedures and methods to undertake part manufacture.
  • Identify and select materials (resins, matrix and core),
  • Design and prepare mould tools.
  • Design and manufacture components
  • Select appropriate consumables required to ensure satisfactory progress and completion of projects and/or manufacturing programmes, in conjunction with any relevant Health and Safety legislation.
  • Read and understand technical drawings for part manufacture
  • Laminate geometrically complex parts
  • Operate machinery associated with laminating and automated manufacture
  • Carry out maintenance to machines or equipment to comply with preventative maintenance plans
  • Assist and advise in the planning and preparation of manufacturing programmes and research projects to ensure they meet customer requirements and schedules
  • Understand and follow work instructions
  • Use metrology equipment applicable to the workplace

Full information on Composites technician (level 3) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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