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Maintenance & Operations Engineering Technician

This apprenticeship is for those apprentices who are employed in an engineering environment, covering an electrical and/or mechanical maintenance role. This could include electrical technicians, mechanical technicians, plant operations technicians who maintain the safety, integrity and effective operation of plant and equipment in a production or manufacturing environment.


EAL Level 2 NVQ Performing Engineering Operations

BTEC Level 3 NVQ Extended Diploma in Engineering Maintenance

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (MultiskillEngineering)

End Point Assessment:

Successful achievement of the ‘end point assessment’ will lead to final certification of the apprenticeship. The assessment, with an independent assessor, will comprise of :-

  • Knowledge Assessment (Multiple choice paper)
  • Practical Observation
  • Technical Interview

Method(s) of delivery:

Apprentices can attend College on day release for the first two years and work for their employer for the rest of the week, or on a one year full time basis. After the first two years they are based with their employer with assessor visits in the work place.

Are there any entry criteria?

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 C or above, including GCSE Maths at grade 5 (or minimum of C on the higher paper) and GCSE English grade 4 (or minimum of C) and also a science or technical subject at C or above.


Typically 4 years.

What next?

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

York College, graded Outstanding by OFSTED, is ideally placed to support both Apprentices and businesses to successfully engage with and benefit from Apprenticeships.

To find out more about how to become an Apprentice or how to recruit an Apprentice into your business please contact York Business Development Unit:

Tel: 01904 770368

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