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Engineering Fitter

Level 3 - ST0432

The engineering fitter standard is designed for apprentices seeking to produce complex, high value, low volume components or assemblies in full or part, using machines, equipment or systems, to the required specification, in the manufacturing and process sectors.

Level: Level 3

Duration: Typically 42 months

Funding Band: £21,000

Entry Requirements:

There are no statutory/regulatory or other typical entry requirements.

This occupation is found in manufacturing and process sectors. 


The broad purpose of the occupation is to produce complex high value, low volume components or assemblies in full or part, using machines, equipment or systems, to the required specification. For example, turbines, cranes, gearboxes, production lines, rigs and platforms. Fitters may typically have a mechanical, electrical, electronic, control systems, pipe fitting or instrumentation bias. To produce or re-furbish the components fitters will interpret drawings or specifications and plan their work, for example ensuring they have the right tools, equipment and resources to complete the task to the required specification. Fitters are required to check their work against quality standards and make adjustments as required based on their knowledge. On completion of the task a fitter will hand over the product and prepare the work area for the next task by checking equipment meets the standards required to operate. They may be based in a workshop or client’s premises – this may include hazardous environments. 


In their daily work, an employee in this occupation typically interacts with line managers or supervisors; depending on the size of the employer and nature of the work they may work as part of a team of fitters or independently. They may interact with personnel in other functions for example installation and maintenance engineers, health and safety and quality assurance personnel, as well as internal or external customers. 


An employee in this occupation will be responsible for completion of their work to the required specification and deadlines, in line with quality, health and safety and environmental regulations and requirements, with minimum supervision.   


Project: report including evidence, and questioning:

Project assessing the knowledge, skills and behaviours based on an engineering fitter activity agreed with the employer and SIAS, followed by a report

Multiple-choice test:

Multiple-choice test to assess the depth of understanding in the knowledge elements that may not naturally occur during the project and report

Professional discussion supported by a portfolio of evidence:

A discussion between the apprentice and end-point assessor, underpinned by the portfolio of evidence

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