Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering Maintenance

What does a Level 3 Engineering Maintenance Apprentice do?

Mechanical Maintenance Technician - Carry out planned and emergency fault diagnosis and maintenance on mechanical equipment, restoring mechanical components to usable condition by repair, producing replacement components, assisting in the installation of mechanical equipment and carry out quality inspections.
Electronics Maintenance Technician  - Carry out planned and emergency fault diagnosis and maintenance, test and repair electronic equipment and circuits/ communications equipment/instrumentation and control equipment, service medical equipment and carry out quality inspections

Electrical Maintenance Technician  - Carry out planned and emergency fault diagnosis, maintenance and testing on electrical equipment and circuits, modifying or rewiring electrical circuits, assisting in the installation of electrical/ electronic equipment and carry out quality inspections

What are the entry requirements?

Candidates must be aged 16 or over and should have:
- Practical abilities and the desire to work with your hands
- High motivation and are keen to work in the engineering maintenance environment
- The ability to follow instructions and diagrams
- The ability to work accurately and a good eye for detail
- Good communication and problem solving abilities
- Good numeracy and literacy abilities to work with data
- The ability to work on your own initiative, but also be a good team worker

What is the duration of the course?

Level 3 in Engineering Maintenance takes 42 months to complete.

How can I progress in Electrical Engineering?

After completing the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship, you could progress onto Higher Apprenticeship at Level 4 in Engineering, HNC or HND.

What Qualifications will I gain?

1. The NVQ Extended Diploma in Engineering Maintenance:
The National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) will be gained through on and off the job training and the assessment of this will take place both in our Engineering Training Centre and in your workplace

2. Level 3 Diploma in Engineering Technology:
You will learn about Health and Safety, engineering principles and be involved in practical activities relevant to the chosen pathway.

3. Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR):
Employment Rights and Responsibilities cover legislation and other key policies you need to know and understand, relevant to your job role.

4. Functional Skills in English, Maths and ICT:
Functional Skills are qualifications in Maths, English and ICT that equip learners with the practical skills needed to learn, live and work successfully.

5. PLTS (Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills):
These are generic skills that are essential to life, learning and work. There are 6 PLTS:
- Independent Enquirers
- Creative Thinkers
- Reflective Learners
- Team Workers
- Self-managers
- Effective Participators

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