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Engineering Mechatronic Apprenticeship L3

Engineering Technician - Mechatronic Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship Standard Level 3

  • 3

    Level 3

  • Duration
    4 years

  • Start Date
    January 2021

  • Venue
    Ipswich Road

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • January 2021, Apprenticeship


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 ongoing 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.

Course Content includes:

  • Understanding of mathematical techniques, formula and calculations in a mechatronics maintenance environment and the type of equipment being maintained
  • Read and interpret relevant data and documentation used to maintain components, equipment and systems
  • Carry out planned maintenance activities on plant and equipment
  • Carry out confirmation testing and subsequent smooth hand over of equipment & plant support the installation and testing

You will complete Level 3 Engineering Technician Apprenticeship – Mechatronics Maintenance Technician Standard

  • 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 course is 42 - 48 months.

Contact our Apprenticeship 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 Apprenticeship Team on 01603 773365 or email to discuss 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

Ideally applicants will hold five GCSEs including English, Maths and Science at grade C 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 should not take 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

For the full Apprenticeship, learners will complete:

Level 3 Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Standard – Mechatronics Maintenance Technician Standard

  • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)
  • Level 2 Award for Foundation Phase Gateway Assessment
  • Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering (Development Competence) – Mechatronic Maintenance Technician


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 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.

The employer undertakes a Portfolio based Occupational Competence Validation Interview (Viva). A nominated Professional Engineering Institution (PEI) or Military Independent Assessment Authority (MIAA) undertakes the independent assessment to determine if the apprentice has met the Engineering Technician requirements as defined by the UK-SPEC or relevant Military Professional Competence (MPC) requirements. The PEI/MIAA will also undertake an independent quality assurance of the Employer Viva Interview documentation and checks that the employer approved mandatory qualifications achieved during the on programme phase and checked at Gateway 2 have been achieved and certificate.


You can progress to 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.


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