The Higher Apprenticeship framework for Advanced Manufacturing Engineering at Level 4 has been designed to provide the manufacturing and engineering sector with high grade technicians and engineers who have practical skills, combined with a higher education qualification. The framework will facilitate seamless progression from level 4 to level 6 qualifications and enable apprentices to work towards Incorporated Engineer status.
The manufacturing sector in England employs approximately 2.4 million people across nearly 120,000 establishments, with an estimated 1.27 million engineers, scientists and technologists working across the manufacturing sectors. Of these technical roles, around a third (458,000) are employed in higher-level technical roles made up of 67,000 technicians, 174,000 professional engineers and 217,000 engineering managers.
The main sub-occupations within the higher-level technical occupations are:
The apprenticeship is designed to address important skill needs in:
|Duration||Up to 36 months|
|Start Date||Starting employment as an apprentice can occur throughout the year however the start-date for attending college for training, where required, will be communicated post-employment and sign-up|
|Apprenticeship Funding Band (Levy paying employers)||£12,000|
|Employer Contribution Fee (Non-levy paying employers)||£1,200|
|What will this cost my Business?|
Non-levy paying employers will need to contribute 10% of the maximum funding band as published by the Skills Funding Agency for the delivery of training and assessment for their apprenticeship. Levy paying employers will pay the full cost of the agreed funding band using their Digital Apprenticeship account.
|Apprenticeship Funding Bands|
Apprenticeship Funding Bands
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