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Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician - Level 3 Apprenticeship

36 - 42 months
Greater Manchester SkillCentre, Trafford Park

Typical job roles include:

  • Electrical Technicians
  • Mechanical Technicians
  • Control & Instrumentation Technicians
  • Wind Turbine Technicians
  • Electrical System and Process Control Technicians
  • Electromechanical Technicians
  • Plant Operations Technicians
When does the course start?

You can start this apprenticeship at any time. 

What does the course cover?

On this apprenticeship, you will learn the following core skills, knowledge and behaviours:

Core Knowledge:

 A Technician will understand:

  • 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
  • the relevant engineering theories and principles relative to their occupation

Core Skills:

A Technician will apply their knowledge of plant and systems to safely perform maintenance and operational activities with minimum supervision. This will require them to:

  • 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 & Safety – follow health & safety policies and procedures and be prepared to challenge unsafe behaviour using appropriate techniques to ensure the protection of people and property when working alone and/or with appropriate supervision
  • Quality focused – ensures that work achieves quality standards both occupationally and personally
  • Working with others – works well with people from different disciplines, backgrounds and expertise to accomplish an activity safely and on time
  • Interpersonal skills – gets along well with others and takes into account their needs and concerns
  • Critical reasoning – uses resources, techniques and obtained facts to develop sound solutions while recognising and defining problems
  • Sustainability and ethical behaviour – behaves ethically and undertakes work in a way that contributes to sustainable development
  • Risk awareness – demonstrates high concentration, the desire to reduce risks, ability to be compliant and awareness of change, through regular monitoring and checking of information

In addition to the core knowledge and skills, you must complete one job role option, your Skills Development Tutor will discuss these with you.

What will I achieve?

On successful completion, you will achieve a Level3 Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician Apprenticeship standard.

This standard will meet the professional standards of the Engineering Council for registration as Engineering Technician (Eng Tech) by an appropriate Professional Engineering Institution.

What are the entry requirements?

You must have a GCSE grade A*-C or 4-9 in GCSE maths and English.

Where will I study?

You will attend the GM SkillCentre 1 day per week and a Skills Development Tutor will visit you at your workplace every 4 to 6 weeks.

How much does the course cost?

There is no fee for the learner. For information on costs to the employer, please contact us.

T. 0161 876 3300