Maintenance Operations Engineering Technician (Electrical, Electronic and Mechanical) Level 3 (Standard)

Keep the factory running with a Maintenance Apprenticeship

Who is it for?

Candidates with good practical skills who enjoy problem solving and are either looking to start a career or to develop existing skills in a maintenance role

Course Details

  • Duration: 40 Months
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  • EAL Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (Foundation Competence) 
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge) BTEC or VRQ
  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering Maintenance (Development Competence)
  • English Functional Skills Level 2 (If required)
  • Maths Functional Skills Level 2 (If required)


  • Programme Induction
  • Block and/or day release training
  • Training in the workplace
  • Formative assessment throughout the programme
  • Regular progress reviews

Off-the-job Training

  • Within this apprenticeship there is an expectation that 20% of the teaching, learning and development will be undertaken through off-the-job training. 

Course Overview

Core Knowledge

  • First principles relating to the operation and maintenance of appropriate plant and equipment
  • Relevant industry health and safety standards, regulations, and environmental and regulatory requirements
  • Maintenance and operational practices, processes and procedures covering a range of plant and equipment
  • Relevant engineering theories and principles relative to their occupation

Core Skills

  • Comply with industry health, safety and environmental working practices and regulations
  • Locate and rectify faults on plant and equipment
  • Communicate with and provide information to stakeholders in line with personal role and responsibilities
  • Read, understand and interpret information and work in compliance with technical specifications and supporting documentation
  • Prepare work areas to undertake work related activities and reinstate those areas after the completion of the work related activities
  • Inspect and maintain appropriate plant and equipment to meet operational requirements
  • Assess and test the performance and condition of plant and equipment
  • Communicate, handover and confirm that the appropriate engineering process has been completed to specification

Core Behaviours

  • Health and safety quality focused
  • Working with others
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Critical reasoning
  • Sustainability and ethical behaviour
  • Risk awareness

Specialist Knowledge and Skills

  • Position, assemble, install and dismantle plant and equipment to agreed specification
  • Carry out planned, unplanned and preventative maintenance procedures on plant and equipment
  • Replace, repair and/or remove components and ensure its return to operational condition
  • Diagnose and determine the cause of faults in plant and equipment

  • Knowledge Test
  • Practical Assessment
  • Oral Examination
  • Professional Interview (Viva)

Course Dates

Flexible to suit

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