Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Standard L3

Start Date
Course Course
Olive Grove Campus

About this Course

Electrical/Mechanical Technicians will work on various types of plant and equipment commonly found throughout the Engineering Industry sectors and the Technicians can be expected to migrate through these sectors during the course of their careers. Dependent upon the sector that they are employed in there may be subtle differences in terms of the composition and application of the plant and equipment. However, the fundamental principles of operation will be the same regardless of the engineering sector. This standard is a 3.5 year apprenticeship to which you will develop knowledge skills and behaviours in college in line with your employer that are appropriate to your role and in line with the standard. We will prepare you for your end point assessment which you will take at the end to achieve your qualification.

Key Units

Year 1:
  • Developing foundation hand skills in line with your discipline. 

Years 2 and 3:
Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering 
  • 1 - Health and Safety in the Engineering Workplace 
  • 2 - Communications for Engineering Technicians 
  • 3 - Mathematics for Engineering Technicians 
  • 4 - Engineering Project 
  • 5 – Calculus for Engineers 
  • 8 - Mechanical Principles of Engineering Systems 
  • 37 – Industrial Plant and Process Control  
  • 13 - Computer-aided Drafting in Engineering 
  • 56 - Electrical and Electronic Principles in Engineering 
  • 65 - Engineering Design 
  • 55 – Further Mechanical Principles – mechanical bias only 
  • 33 – Further Electrical Principles – electrical bias only  

Entry Requirements

Maths and English at grade 4 or above


Apprentices will be assessed using a variety of methods which can include, but is not limited to:

  • direct observation
  • question and answers
  • professional discussions
  • witness testimonies. 

Where does this Lead

Following completion of the Apprenticeship, Apprentices could progress onto a:

  • Lead Engineering Maintenance Technician Level 4 Apprenticeship

Tell Me More

Throughout the Apprenticeship, Apprentices are required to maintain an off the job log which will be presented at EPA. The off the job log must equate to 20% off the job and can include, but is not limited to: college learning, work shadowing employees, learning new policies, processes and work tasks and formal and informal training courses.

Once the Apprentice reaches gateway, they are ready for their EPA. The EPA will be assessed by an external organisation and will include:
  • Knowledge test 
  • Observation in the workplace
  • Technical interview based around the portfolio of evidence 

The Apprentice can achieve a pass, merit or distinction and you will be guided by their Work Based Learning Tutor through the preparation phase on how they can achieve each grade in line with what their aspirations are. 

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