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Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician - Apprenticeship (Standard)

Level:
Level 3
Course Code:
AB132
Location:
North Devon Campus
Duration:
Three and a half years (42 months)

Your programme will be designed in collaboration with your employer so that at the end of the course you have aquired the knowledge and competencies required in the apprenticeship standard. These include:- 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 ?" follows 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 standard 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

A versatile maintenance engineering course which offers apprentices a wide range of engineering skills and knowledge.

FAQs  

When you study for this apprenticeship, you will learn the following knowledge, skills 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 ?" follows 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 standard 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
Specialist roles
In addition an Electrical Technician will:

- position, assemble, install and dismantle electrical plant and equipment, which will include motors, switchgear, cables & conductors, to agreed specifications
- carry out planned, unplanned and preventative maintenance procedures on electrical plant and equipment.
- replace, repair and/or remove components in electrical plant and equipment and ensure its return to operational condition.
- diagnose and determine the cause of faults in electrical plant and equipment
In addition a Mechanical Technician will:
- position, assemble, install and dismantle mechanical plant and equipment which will include pumps, valves, gearboxes, pipework, to agreed specifications
- carry out planned, unplanned and preventative maintenance procedures on mechanical plant and equipment.
- replace, repair and/or remove components in mechanical plant and equipment and ensure its return to operational condition.
- diagnose and determine the cause of faults in mechanical plant and e
Your end point assessment will incorporate a project, multiple choice test and professional discussion.
Five GCSEs at grade 4/C or above

If you do not have a Level 2 English and maths, you will need to achieve this level prior to taking the End-Point Assessment.
This program leads to job roles such as Mechanical Fitter; Electrical Fitter; Electronic Fitter; Instrumentation Fitter; Pipe Fitter; Controls and Systems Fitter. After completion of the qualification, learners can progress to become a charted engineering technician ( EngTech) .
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Upon successful completion of this course, you can advance to a Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship or progress to Higher Education, and enrol on a related HNC or FdSc programme.
As an apprentice, you will have full access to the college facilities including mechanical and mechatronics workshops, CAD and computer suites.
Please bring overalls and safety boots with you on your first day.
Please contact the Advice & Guidance Centre on 01271 852422 for more information.

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