Installation and Commissioning

Engineering covers a wide range of sectors and activities, and is a fast moving and diverse industry with many occupational routes including a significant number of roles at Technician level, Foundation Apprenticeships, Modern Apprenticeships and Graduate level Apprenticeships can be supportive in meeting the needs of the sector in many areas of engineering skills requirements.

The Level 3 qualification is work based but candidates are required to attend college to complete an NC or HNC and this can take between 12 and 24 months depending on the chosen route.   The qualification structure requires the learner to complete common mandatory units within their chosen pathway followed by a number of optional units from a provided selection but additional units can be taken to meet a business’s needs. There are 4 separate pathways under this framework.   The first 4 mandatory units apply to each pathway as listed below:

 

 

 

Full details of the qualification can be found on the SQA or EAL Website as appropriate using the following link :

Full details of the Modern Apprenticeship framework can be found on the Skills Development Scotland Website using this link :

Qualification Modern Apprenticeship
Awards Body EAL
SVQ Level 3
SCQF Level 6
Course Code GM1T 46
Mandatory Units

All 4 mandatory assessment routes must be completed

SICM3/001A Complying with statutory regulations and organisation safety requirements
SICM3/002A Using and interpreting engineering data and documentation
SICM3/003A Working efficiently and effectively in engineering
SICM3/004A Handing over and confirming completion of installation or commissioning activities
Optional Units

Pathway 1 – Commissioning SICMA

Learners must complete a further 1 assessment route from the optional section (total of 5 units) for this pathway 

Group B : One optional assessment route must be completed

SICM3/020A Commissioning mechanical equipment and systems
SICM3/021A Commissioning electrical/electronic equipment and systems
SICM3/024A Commissioning instrumentation and control equipment and systems
SICM3/025A Commissioning fluid power equipment and systems
SICM3/032A Commissioning waste/foul water distribution equipment and systems
SICM3/034A Commissioning refrigeration equipment and systems

 

Pathway 2 – Traction Lift Installation SICMB

Learners must complete a further 7 mandatory assessment routes (total of 11 units) for this pathway 

Mandatory Group B : all 7 mandatory assessment routes must be completed

SICM3/035A Carrying out fault diagnosis on lift installations
SICM3/036A Measuring and setting out lift installations
SICM3/037A Installing lift well and ancillary equipment
SICM3/038A Installing traction lift equipment
SICM3/039A Installing lift ropes and chains
SICM3/040A Installing lift doors, frames and ancillary components
SICM3/041A Checking and setting lift installations

 

Pathway 3 – Welding Machine Settings and Operating SFWEC

Learners must complete a further 2 optional assessment routes – 1 from Group A and 1 from Group B (total of 5 units) for this pathway

 Group A : One optional assessment route must be completed

SICM3/010A Preparing mechanised arc welding equipment for production
SICM3/011A Preparing resistance spot, seam and projection welding machines for production

Group B : One optional assessment route must be completed

SICM3/016A Welding materials with mechanised arc welding equipment
SICM3/017A Welding materials using resistance spot, seam and projection welding machines

 

Pathway 4 – Plateworking (3mm upwards) SFWED

Learners must complete 6 optional assessment routes – 1 from Group A, 1 from Group B, 2 from Group C and 2 from Group D (total of 9 units) for this pathway 

Group A : One optional assessment route must be completed

SICM3/022A Marking out components for metalwork
SICM3/027A Developing and marketing out templates for metalwork

Group B : One optional assessment route must be completed

SICM3/032A Cutting plate and sections using shearing machines
SICM3/033A Cutting and shaping materials using portable thermal cutting equipment
SICM3/034A Cutting materials using saws and abrasive discs
SICM3/066A Operating CNC fabrication equipment

Group C : Two optional assessment route must be completed

SICM3/035A Bending and forming plate using press brakes or bending machines
SICM3/036A Forming platework using power rolling machines
SICM3/037A Producing and finishing holes using drilling machines
SICM3/038A Producing platework assemblies

Group D : Two optional assessment route must be completed

SICM3/028A Joining fabricated components using mechanical fasteners
SICM3/031A Producing fillet welded joints using a manual welding process
SICM3/039A Slinging, lifting and moving materials and components

 

Pathway 5 – Sheet Metalworking (3mm or less) SFWEE

Learners must complete a further 3 mandatory assessment routes from Group A, plus 3 additional optional assessment routes – 2 from Group B, and 1 from Group C (total of 9 units) for this pathway 

Group A : The following 3 mandatory assessment routes must be completed

SICM3/022A Marking out components for metalwork
SICM3/023A Cutting sheet metal to shape using hand and machine tools
SICM3/024A Forming sheet metal using hand and machine tools

Group B : Two optional assessment routes must be completed

SICM3/025A Producing sheet metal assemblies
SICM3/026A Heat treating materials for fabrication activities
SICM3/027A Developing and marking out templates for metalwork

Group C : One optional assessment route must be completed

SICM3/028A Joining fabricated components using mechanical fasteners
SICM3/029A Bonding engineering materials using adhesives
SICM3/030A Joining materials by resistance spot welding
SICM3/031A Producing fillet welded joints using a manual welding process
SICM3/039A Slinging, lifting and moving materials and components
SICM3/066A Operating CNC fabrication equipment

 

Pathway 6 – Structural Steelwork SFWEF

Learners must complete a further 6 optional assessment routes – 1 assessment route from Group A, 1 from Group B, 2 from Group C and 2 from Group D (total of 9 units) for this pathway 

Group A : One optional assessment route must be completed

SICM3/022A Marking out components for metalwork
SICM3/027A Developing and marking out templates for metalwork

Group B : One optional assessment route must be completed

SICM3/032A Cutting plate and sections using shearing machines
SICM3/033A Cutting and shaping materials using portable thermal cutting equipment
SICM3/034A Cutting materials using saws and abrasive discs
SICM3/066A Operating CNC fabrication equipment

Group C : Two optional assessment route must be completed

SICM3/040A Forming structural sections using machines
SICM3/041A Producing structural steel ancillary components
SICM3/042A Producing major structural components/sub-assemblies
SICM3/037A Producing and finishing holes using drilling machines

Group D : Two optional assessment route must be completed

SICM3/028A Joining fabricated components using mechanical fasteners
SICM3/031A Producing fillet welded joints using a manual welding process
SICM3/039A Slinging, lifting and moving materials and components
SICM3/043A Erecting structural steelwork

 

Pathway 3 – Equipment Installation SICMC

Learners must complete a further 1 assessment routes from Optional Group B (total of 5 units) for this pathway 

Group B : One optional assessment route must be completed

SICM3/005A Installing mechanical equipment
SICM3/006A Installing electrical/electronic equipment
SICM3/008A Installing instrumentation and control equipment
SICM3/009A Installing fluid power equipment
SICM3/017A Installing waste/foul water distribution equipment
SICM3/019A Installing refrigeration equipment

 

Pathway 4 – Hydraulic Lift Installation SICMD

Learners must complete a further 6 mandatory assessment routes from Optional Group B (total of 11 units) for this pathway 

Mandatory Group B : all 6 mandatory assessment routes must be completed

SICM3/035A Carrying out fault diagnosis on lift installations
SICM3/036A Measuring and setting out lift installations
SICM3/037A Installing lift well and ancillary equipment
SICM3/039A Installing lift ropes and chains
SICM3/040A Installing lift doors, frames and ancillary components
SICM3/041A Checking and setting lift installations
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