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Engineering Technician - Mechatronic Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship Standard Level 3

  • 3

    Level
    Level 3

  • Duration
    4 years

  • Start Date
    September 2024

  • Venue
    CCN-Main Campus

  • Course Code
    E0230

Start Date

  • September 2024, Apprenticeship

Summary

Mechatronics Maintenance Technicians ensure that plant and equipment perform to the required standards, so that the organisation can meet production targets. The role can include installation, testing, fault- finding/ diagnosis and the ongoing planned maintenance of equipment. This role requires a complex blend of skills, knowledge and occupational behaviours across the electrical, electronic, mechanical, electromechanical, fluid power and control systems disciplines.

Course content includes:

  • Hand fitting
  • Milling and/ or turning
  • CAD
  • Fluid power
  • PLCs and panels
  • Mandatory work- based and college units
  • A choice of optional units agreed with the employer and college in the final years, relevant to the Mechatronics role and the needs of the business

You will complete the Level 3 Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Standard (in Mechatronics Maintenance).

  • This apprenticeship will involve college attendance and off the job training.
  • You will also develop your knowledge, skills and behaviours.
  • You need to have an employer to support your apprenticeship and be employed in a relevant job role.
  • The typical length of this apprenticeship is 48 months.
  • The next intake is in January 2024 and then September 2024.

Contact our Apprenticeships Team to find out when our next course start date is. If you already have an employer for your apprenticeship, or would like more information on how to find an apprenticeship, please click Apply Now.

If you are an employer who is looking to recruit an apprentice or already have someone you would like to enrol onto the apprenticeship course, please contact our Apprenticeships Team on 01603 773365 or email Apprenticeships@ccn.ac.uk to discuss the next steps.

Why Our College?

Get paid to train

Apprenticeships provide fantastic career opportunities and allow you to get a qualification and earn money at the same time

Designed for opportunity

94% of apprentices stay in work after finishing an apprenticeship, and 47% have received a promotion

Hands on learning

We work closely with employers to deliver training both on and off the job. In most cases, you’ll come into college one day a week, as well as getting planned training and development with a mentor in the workplace

Entry Requirements

  • GCSE Grade 4/C in Maths and English (Language or Literature) or Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English
  • If in exceptional circumstances a learner has not achieved English or Maths at Level 2 (4/C or above at GCSE or Functional Skills Level 2), they will have to attend Functional Skills sessions which will be held on an additional day to their regular college attendance.

In order to enrol onto an apprenticeship, you need to be employed in a relevant job role and undertake a range of tasks which would enable you to complete the apprenticeship qualification.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, learners will be awarded with a Level 3 Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Standard, which includes the following:

  • EAL Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence) (601/7179/0)
  • EAL Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence)- Mechatronics Maintenance Technician (603/3845/3)
  • EAL Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge) (603/1353/5)

Assessment

Training and assessments are delivered in the workplace and in college. Apprentices will be required to attend college-based sessions as part of their training, whilst also completing off-the-job training in the workplace. You will also complete assessments and observations in the workplace.

At the end of the apprenticeship, the apprentice will be ready for the End Point Assessment (EPA) which includes:

  • A Viva interview to assess competency in the role
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • A professional competency assessment, usually a workplace project based on your own idea or an idea from the company or management
  • Final employer endorsement of competence and overall completion of the apprenticeship

Progression

Successful apprentices may wish to progress onto a higher apprenticeship or a higher level of study or employment. There are further opportunities available for Engineering at Level 4 and above.

Career Progression

Career progression may include continuation, development or promotion at work or within this sector.

Fees

Apprenticeship course fees are subject to the age of the apprentice, and the size of the company.
 
For employers with less than 50 employees who do not pay the apprenticeship levy and who take on an apprentice who is aged between 16-18 at the start of their apprenticeship, there will be no direct cost and the full training costs will be covered by Government funding. If the apprentice is aged 19+ the government partially subsides the training costs and the employer will need to pay 5% of the costs. In the case of this course, the fee would be £1,300.
 
For an employer with more than 50 employees a 5% charge will be implemented regardless of the age of the apprentice which in this case would be £1,300.
 
A levy paying company will pay the full cost of the apprenticeship from their levy account which in this case would be £26,000.
 
Please note that course fees are to be paid by the employer and apprentices must not be asked to make a financial contribution toward their training.
 
To discuss apprenticeship course fees in more detail or for more information on recruiting an apprentice, please contact 01603 773365 or Apprenticeships@ccn.ac.uk.

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Why Our College?

Get paid to train

Apprenticeships provide fantastic career opportunities and allow you to get a qualification and earn money at the same time

Designed for opportunity

94% of apprentices stay in work after finishing an apprenticeship, and 47% have received a promotion

Hands on learning

We work closely with employers to deliver training both on and off the job. In most cases, you’ll come into college one day a week, as well as getting planned training and development with a mentor in the workplace