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Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Level 3

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Typical duration 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

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 Higher Maths at grade 6 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 Maintenance & Operations Engineering Technician and we offer the following routes:

  • Electrical Technician
  • Mechanical Technician
  • Electrical System and Process Control Technician
  • Electromechanical Technician

You will also work towards the Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Diploma and produce a portfolio of evidence on which the End-Point Assessment (EPA) technical interview will be based.

Method of delivery

A flexible model of delivery is available based on the employer’s needs and can include an optional Level 2 Advanced Manufacturing Engineering.

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

Maintenance & Operations Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Level 3.

Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Diploma Level 3

Good course combinations

It is not possible to combine this course with other Vocational, T Level or A Level programmes.

Your next steps

This apprenticeship has professional recognition: Institution of Engineering and Technology - Engineering Technician. You can also work towards higher level apprenticeships and qualifications with York College.

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

York College Apprenticeships Team:

Tel: 01904 770368


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