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Engineering Technician - Mechatronic Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship Level 3 Standard

  • 2

    Level 2

  • Duration
    4 years

  • Start Date
    September 2019

  • Venue
    Ipswich Road

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • September 2019, Apprenticeship


This Apprenticeship is ideal for developing skills and knowledge whilst working within the fast-paced world of Engineering. This qualification offers the unique opportunity to earn and learn in this sector. Real work experience, which is personalised to each learner’s aspirations and interests, is integrated into the programme.

Please note that in order to enrol onto this Apprenticeship course, you need to have an employer who will support you with the Apprenticeship and be employed in a relevant job role. 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 Employer Partnerships Team on 01603 773365 to discuss next steps.

The typical length of this work based learning programme is approximately 48 months.

Please note all Apprenticeships involve an element of college attendance and also involve off the job training.

Competence: EAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering Maintenance (QCF)
To achieve this Apprenticeship the apprentice must obtain all mandatory units and additional optional units.

Entry Requirements

Ideally applicants will hold five GCSEs including English and Maths at grade D or higher. Apprenticeships are open to anyone over the age of 16, whether they have just left school or have been working for years. Applicants need to be; legally permitted to work in the EU, employed in a relevant job role and not taking part in full-time education.

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

The Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering Maintenance Level 3 is built up of a framework consisting of:
• EAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering Maintenance (QCF)
• Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Operations and Maintenance Engineering (QCF)
• City & Guilds Level 2 Award in Functional Skills Mathematics
• City & Guilds Level 2 Award in Functional Skills English
• City & Guilds Level 2 Award in Functional Skills ICT


You will learn about your rights and responsibilities as an employee and those of the employer with guidance from your work based assessor.


Training and assessments are delivered at both the college and the workplace with learners being required to spend 1 day a week on campus. Assessment is via a variety of methods, including case studies, assignments, practical assessments, projects and exams.


Progression onto a Higher Apprenticeship or a higher level of study or employment.

Career Progression

Career or academic progression may include continuation, development or promotion at work or within this sector and progression into higher education. On completion of this Apprenticeship, the apprentice will be competent to work as a Mechanical Maintenance Technician, Electronics Maintenance Technician, Electrical Maintenance Technician, Fluid Power Maintenance Technician, Lift Services Maintenance Technician, or a Plant and Systems Maintenance Technician.


Apprenticeship course fees are subject to the age of the apprentice, the payroll of the employer and the number of employees. Course fees are paid by the employer and not the apprentice. Employers who take on an apprentice aged between 16-18 years old, or with an Educational Health Care Plan, will receive an Incentive Payment to help cover their costs. To discuss Apprenticeship course fees, employers should contact the Apprenticeship Team on 0800 328 3616 or email For more information on recruiting an apprentice or if you would like to train your existing staff please contact our Apprenticeship Team on 0800 328 3616 or email