Engineering and manufacturing
What is this qualification?
This qualification comprises of a series of units which cover the knowledge and skills of robotic and automation engineering including: programmable logic control, maintenance of automation, fault finding and diagnosis, robot processes and functions, automated control systems, machine software design principles, robot programming, simulation engineering, process optimisation. There is an additional unit covering innovation in automation which can be selected as applicable to suit local needs.
What are the pre-requisites?
Learners must be at least 16 years old. There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. However, learners must have the potential to achieve all aspects of the qualification. In particular, learners should be able to demonstrate that they have the minimum levels of literacy and numeracy required to comply with the health and safety aspects of the scheme, the completion of the learning outcomes, and the assessments.
Who is this qualification for?
Learners who wish to understand robotic and automation engineering.
Technicians and engineers who already work within the manufacturing industry who wish to enhance or re-confirm their skills and understanding of robotic and automation engineering.