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Why 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 and plant operations technicians who maintain the safety, integrity and effective operation of the plant and equipment in a production or manufacturing environment.

Qualification and Level

EAL Level 2 NVQ Performing Engineering Operations
BTEC Level 3 NVQ Extended Diploma in Engineering Maintenance
BTEC Level 3 Diploma Multi Skill Engineering

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 C/4 or above, including GCSE maths at grade 5 or above, GCSE English grade 4/C or above and also a science or technical subject at grade 4/C or above. (Please note for the Fabrication and Welding framework maths is acceptable at grade 4).

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 of Delivery

Apprentices attend college on day release for two years and work for their employer for the rest of the time, or attend college on a one year full time basis then work wih their employer full time. Assessor visits will take place at regular intervals throughout the Apprenticeship.
What is the 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 a minimum five GCSEs or equivalent at grade C/4 or above, including GCSE maths at grade 5 (or minimum of C on the higher paper) and GCSE English grade C/4 (or minimum of C) and also a science or technical subject at C/4 or above.

Duration

This apprenticeship takes approximately four 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.

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