- Circuit design: Design functional electronic systems and circuits from component level
- Circuit layout: Utilise modern CAD technology to implement circuit design with understanding of considerations for heat dissipation, electrical interference and other industry specific considerations affecting layout
- Structured programming for embedded software: Write and document structured code to comply with industry norms and to allow others to understand and subsequently maintain/modify the code
- Mathematical modelling: Utilise modelling techniques for circuit design, embedded software development and thermal management
- Design for purpose: Ability to demonstrate an understanding of the principles and practice of design for market, design for manufacturability, design for testability and design for maintainability
- Testing methodology: Ability to develop a test plan for a product that they have developed
- Product transition into production: Ability to explain the process by which a product is introduced into production, including what aspects are discussed at what stage and with whom and how development gateways work
- Project Management: Ability to develop a basic project plan including resource planning, time planning, use of contingencies etc. Also techniques for predicting pinch points and strategies for timescale recovery
- Compliance: Awareness of international standards and compliance requirements for the products designed by the employer. Ability to discuss the differences between legislative and non-legislative requirements
- Commercial awareness: Ability to demonstrate knowledge of basic business fundamentals including costs, overheads, gross margin, net margin, profit, and cash
- Health and Safety: Ability to demonstrate awareness and understanding of basic health and safety principles both in the general workplace and specific to electronic circuit design
- Electrical circuit theory: Understanding of basic electrical theory
- Electronic components: Knowledge of the method of operation of basic semiconductors and passive components including their most common uses. Also the basic formulas used in their application
- Analogue and digital design techniques: Understanding of design of both analogue and digital circuits and the basic design rules for mixed analogue and digital circuit boards
- Structured software: Comprehension of the fundamentals of structured software design
- Company Specifics: Understanding key aspects of the employer’s business and product applications – against a template to be generated by the employer
- Motivation: Self-starter, organised thinker. Works safely and effectively without close supervision
- Communication: Confident in oral, written and electronic methods. Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of stakeholder
- Team ethos and leadership: Exhibits leadership behaviour and qualities. Demonstrable ability to work as a member of a team.
- Continuous development: Committed to personal learning and development
- Problem solving/practicality: Enjoys problem solving. Able to demonstrate practical capabilities in their professional role.
- Responsibility: Accepts responsibility for own work and that of others
- Ethics and professional standards: Exercises responsibilities in an ethical manner and respects and complies with company rules and guidelines. Able to commit to beliefs, goals, and standards of their employer and the wider industry and its professional standards
Individual employers will set their own entry requirements in terms of prior academic qualifications and experience. Typically candidates will have attained A-Level standard or equivalent, in Maths and at least one further STEM based subject such as Physics, ICT, Computing or Electronics and will have English Language at GCSE (grade C or above).
The duration of this apprenticeship is unlikely to be less than 36 months. ?
Professional Qualifications / Recognition
The Apprenticeship Standard is at Level 6.
An Honours Degree in Electronics or Electrical & Electronic Engineering which has been accredited by one of the Professional Engineering Institutions licensed by the UK Engineering Council. Apprentices without a Level 2 English and maths must complete this prior to taking the end-point assessment.
Completion of the Apprenticeship will be recognised by the relevant Professional Engineering Institutions.?
Originally published on Gov.uk, this information has been re-used under the terms of the Open Government Licence.";