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Machining Technician — Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)

Apprenticeship outline

Machining technicians produce complex and precision machined products that are typically used in
machinery, for example, aeroplanes and vehicles.

They can also produce bespoke components or products for domestic appliances or medical equipment. They use a variety of machines to carry out their work. For example:

  • Centre lathes
  • Vertical and horizontal milling machines
  • Horizontal and cylindrical grinding machines
  • Electro discharge machines
  • Single and multi-axis Computer Numeric Control (CNC) machine tools centres
  • Gear cutting
  • Gear Grinding machines.

How to enrol onto this apprenticeship

You can register your interest in an Apprenticeship by emailing your CV to

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Study location Highfields Jesse Boot Avenue, Science Park, University Boulevard, Nottingham, NG7 2RU

Day Release

Start date



42 months including End Point Assessment

Level Level 3
Entry requirements

You will need GCSEs at grades 9 to 6/A* to C English Language and Maths. Some employers may require additional qualifications depending on the role

You also will need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in a relevant job but we can assist you in finding a placement.

Adults who are aged 19+ with appropriate industry experience but without the necessary qualifications are welcome to apply.

All applicants will be required to undertake an assessment in English and maths prior to enrolling.

Teaching & assessment

You will develop an electronic portfolio of evidence against the requirements of the qualification. Evidence can be generated by observation of your workplace, witness testimonies, case studies or personal accounts of events. Online tests may be used to confirm your knowledge and understanding as well as an End Point Assessment.


You could progress to:

  • The Level 4 Advanced Technician apprenticeship
  • A Level 4 HNC course
  • A Level 5 HND course