The Level 3 Signage Technician standard is designed for apprentices seeking a career working as technicians to design, manufacture, fabricate and install signage.
Technicians work with customers to agree the signage requirements and will produce costings and quotations. Design work is completed using computer-aided design (CAD). They manufacture component parts and/or complete products. They may also identify components that cannot be manufactured at their premises that would be outsourced to a third party.
They assemble the final product and perform finishing operations. On completion of the finished components/product, they ensure its safe storage and transport to the installation site. They may directly install or work with others to install signs. Throughout the process, they use a range of machines, tools and equipment. Signage technicians diagnose issues and resolve problems to ensure high-quality products and services.
Signage technicians mainly work in small and medium enterprise (SME) businesses, although there are larger businesses including national franchises. Signage businesses supply signage products and services to a wide range of customers, within the private and public sectors.
The training period will last approximately 24 months, where the learning is focused on ensuring the apprentice acquires the knowledge, skills and behaviours as well as achieving level 2 English and maths prior to end-point assessment.
Knowing that your apprentice is on track is important and that is why SIAS offers its highly regarded Tracker document and Competence Evaluation Log that gives both the apprentice and employer confidence as the learning progresses.
Guidance materials and individual support for training providers, apprentices and employers are provided throughout the on-programme learning. We also deliver a number of events and webinars to advise and guide across the range of apprenticeships we assess.