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Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Level 3

Subject Area
Start Date
Study Mode
42 Months + End-Point Assessment
Level 3

This apprenticeship is for those apprentices who are employed in an engineering environment, covering an electrical and/or mechanical maintenance role.

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.

Entry requirements

You must be employed in a relevant role for a minimum of 30 hours per week. You should have as a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including GCSE Maths (higher) at grade 5 or above, GCSE English grade 4 or above, and also a science or technical subject at grade 4 or above.

What will I study?

Technicians undertake installation, testing, servicing, removal, replacement, maintenance and repair of a range of equipment. Typical roles could include Electrical Technicians, Mechanical Technicians and Plant Operations Technicians who maintain the safety, integrity and effective operation of the plant and equipment in a production or manufacturing environment.

Method of delivery

A flexible model of delivery will be undertaken based on the employer’s needs e.g. apprentices may attend College two days per week for two years or one day per week for four years and work for their employer for the rest of the time, or attend College on a one year full-time basis, and One day in Year 2, then work with their employer full-time. Assessor visits will take place at regular intervals throughout the apprenticeship.

How will I be assessed?

Successful achievement of the End-Point Assessment (EPA) will lead to final certification of the apprenticeship. The assessment, with an independent assessor, will comprise of:

  • Knowledge assessment(multiple-choice paper) - apprentices will be required to complete a standardised scenario based knowledge assessment consisting of 30 multiple-choice questions, taken under examination conditions.
  • Practical Assessment - this observation will provide the opportunity for the apprentice to synoptically demonstrate core and specific knowledge, skills and behaviours on actual plant and equipment in a realistic work situation.
  • Technical Interview - the interview will be based on the contents of the evidence portfolio, which may be compiled throughout the apprenticeship and finalised during the end-point assessment period.

Additional costs

There are no specific College programme related costs, however you will be advised of any additional costs during your application and enrolment process.

Qualifications received

  • EAL Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (10 unit Performing Engineering Operations)
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering

Good course combinations

This is a full-time course. It is not possible to combine this course with other Vocational, T Level or A Level programmes.

Your next steps

This apprenticeship has been designed to meet the professional standards of the Engineering Council for registration as an Engineering Technician (EngTech). If supported by the employer, progression could include HNC/D/Degree (BEng) in a relevant discipline, and/or a higher apprenticeship.

To find out more about how to become an apprentice or how to recruit an apprentice into your business, please contact York Business Partnership Team:

Tel: 01904 770368

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