Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3) inEngineering Technician (Mechatronics Maintenance Technician)

Mechatronics Maintenance Technicians ensure that plant and equipment perform to the required standard to facilitate production targets regarding Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost within High Value Manufacturing environments.

Typically, the work would cover a broad range of activities include installation, testing, fault finding and the on-going planned maintenance of complex automated equipment. This requires the application of a complex blend of skills, knowledge and occupational behaviours across the electrical, electronic, mechanical, fluid power and control systems disciplines.

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Key Facts

Apprenticeship Level:

Advanced

Start Dates:

Indicative Cost:

College Code: C-AP3XT10

Who is this Apprenticeship for?

New entrants who want to work in an Engineering Environment and candidates who have already studied and obtained a Level 2 in Fabrication and Welding. All candidates must be keen and motivated to work in the engineering/manufacturing industry or be practically minded and want to work with their hands.

Course Content

  • Apply safe systems of working
  • Make a technical contribution to either the design, development, quality assurance, manufacture, installation, commissioning, decommissioning, operation or maintenance of products, equipment, systems, processes or services
  • Apply proven techniques and procedures to solve engineering/manufacturing problems
  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills in communicating both technical and non-technical information
  • Understand mathematical techniques, formula and calculations in a mechatronics maintenance environment and the type of equipment being maintained
  • Understand mechanical, electrical, electronic, fluid power and process control principles in a mechatronics maintenance environment
  • Understand how equipment being maintained functions and operating parameters in individual components and how they interact
  • Understand fault diagnostic methods, techniques and equipment used when maintaining equipment and systems
  • Understand condition monitoring methods and equipment used and understand how the information gained supports the planning of maintenance activities
  • Understand how to minimise machinery downtime by implementing planned preventative maintenance programmes
  • Read and interpret relevant data and documentation used to maintain components, equipment and systems
  • Carry out condition monitoring of plant and equipment
  • Carry out planned maintenance activities on plant and equipment
  • Carrying out complex fault diagnosis and repair activities on high technology engineered systems such as maintaining mechanical equipment, maintaining fluid & pneumatic power equipment, maintaining electrical & electronic equipment, maintaining process control equipment
  • Carrying out confirmation testing and subsequent smooth hand over of equipment & plant, to support the installation, testing and commissioning of equipment (where applicable)
  • Contribute to the business by identifying possible opportunities for improving working practices, processes and/or procedures

Qualifications included in the Apprenticeship:

  • Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard in Engineering Technician - Mechatronics Maintenance Technician Pathway
  • Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge)
  • Level 2 Award for Foundation Phase Gateway Assessment; Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering - Mechantronics Maintenance Technician (Development Competence)
  • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering
  • Level 2 Functional Skills English and maths (if required)


Assessment Methods

Regular formative reviews between employer, apprentice and the college.

Development of assignments demonstrating learning from their job role or work place.

Practical observation to assess the application of skills within the workplace.

Professional discussion to holistically assess Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours across the standard and will be informed by reflective portfolio.

Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs at Grade 4(C) or above including English, Maths and Science.

English & Maths

If an Apprentice has not already achieved Level 2 (GCSE C/4 or above) English & Maths they must study for and achieve Functional Skills Level 2 English & Maths.

This will be completed through a day release to attend Loughborough College.

Progression Opportunities

Automation and Controls Engineering Technician Level 4
Electrical Power Networks Engineer Level 4
Engineering Manufacture Technician Level 4
Propulsion Technician Level 4

Delivery Model

Work based training and assessments to complement the skills that are learnt, developed and used within the workplace.

College based training currently three days per week day, (2 at Loughborough College, 1 remote.) These days are term time only and for the first year of learning.

Day release to complete Functional Skills if required.

Average duration is 42 months which includes an End Point Assessment.

Payment Breakdown

Levy payers pay 100% of training costs via Levy.

Non Levy employers with 50+ staff or for an Apprentice aged 19+ - pay 5% of training costs.

Non Levy Employers with less than 50 staff and an Apprentice aged 18 or younger, fully funded.

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