Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Level 3
This is a Institute of Technology programme. Engineering Technicians take responsibility for the quality and accuracy of the work they undertake within the limits of their personal authority. They also need to be able to demonstrate a core set of behaviours in order to be competent in their job role, and to complement wider business strategy and development. This will enable them to support their long-term career development.
To ensure that the apprenticeship pathway is appropriate for the job role, both the employer and apprentice will have a consultation with the Engineering Department prior to enrolment. A bespoke training plan will be created for apprentices with any prior engineering qualifications.
To start the course you must be employed in a relevant role for a minimum of 30 hours per week. You should have as a minimum 5 GCSEs or equivalent at grade 4 or above, including GCSE Maths (higher) at grade 5 or above and English and science or technical subject.
What will I study?
This apprenticeship will give you the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to work as a Engineering Technician and we offer two routes as follows:
Mechatronics Maintenance Technician - the work would cover a broad range of activities include installation, testing, fault finding and the on-going planned maintenance of complex automated equipment. This requires the application of a complex blend of skills, knowledge and occupational behaviours across the electrical, electronic, mechanical, fluid power and control systems disciplines. This will include the Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) – Mechatronics Maintenance Technician
Technical Support Technicians – would provide technical support and expertise for all areas of the Engineering and Manufacturing function including communications software, test, analysis tools, production scheduling/planning, product technical applications and capability, engineering drawing, purchasing and/or supply of goods or services for engineering activities, quality control, components/systems and how they interact and application of pneumatics, hydraulics, electrical and electronic systems as applied to various moulding, injection, pressing and similar associated machinery. This will include Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) – Technical Support
You will also work towards the Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering, Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering and produce a portfolio of evidence which will form part of the End- Point Assessment (EPA).
Method of Delivery
A flexible model of delivery is available based on the employer’s needs.
How will I be assessed?
Successful achievement of the End-Point Assessment (EPA) will lead to final certification of the apprenticeship. The EPA must take place in the final months of the apprenticeship, using the following methods:
- An Occupational Competence Validation Interview (Viva) drawing from a portfolio of evidence of occupational competence.
- Professional competence assessment undertaken by independent assessor(s) from the relevant PEI/MIAA [using the Performance Indicators Recording Form].
- Final employer endorsement of occupational and professional competence and overall completion of the apprenticeship.
There are no specific College programme related costs, however you will be advised of any additional costs during your application and enrolment process.
Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Level 3
Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering
Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering
Mechatronics Maintenance Technician - Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) – Mechatronics Maintenance Technician
Technical Support Technician - Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) – Technical Support
Good course combinations
It is not possible to combine this course with other Vocational, T Level or A Level programmes.
Your next steps
Completion of the apprenticeship is designed to be recognised by relevant Professional Engineering Institutions at the appropriate level of professional registration (EngTech). You can also work towards higher level apprenticeships and qualifications.
To find out more about how to become an apprentice or how to recruit an apprentice into your business, please contact York College Business Partnership Team:
Tel: 01904 770368
"I chose this course as I wanted to learn all the necessary skills to become an engineer. York College has excellent facilities and great tutors. My time here so far has been a very big learning curve, but the staff are really helpful. In the future I’m hoping to be an electrical engineer."