Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship Engineering Technician (Mechatronics Maintenance)

This apprenticeship is perfect for you if you would like to progress within the sector as an engineering technician in mechatronics maintenance.

You will learn knowledge, skills and behaviours, such as:

  • Understanding of general engineering/manufacturing mathematical and scientific principles, methods, techniques, graphical expressions, symbols formulae and calculations used by engineering technicians
  • Understanding the structure, properties and characteristics of common materials used in the sector
  • Obtaining, checking, and using the appropriate documentation (such as job instructions, drawings, quality control documentation)
  • Undertaking the work activity using the correct processes, procedures, and equipment
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Focus on quality and problem solving.

Study Aims

This apprenticeship is perfect for you if you would like to progress within the sector as an engineering technician in mechatronics maintenance.

You will:

  • Apply safe systems of working
  • Make a technical contribution to either the design, development, quality assurance, manufacture, installation, commissioning, decommissioning, operation or maintenance of products, equipment, systems, processes, or services
  • Apply proven techniques and procedures to solve engineering/manufacturing problems
  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills in communicating both technical and non-technical information
  • Have a commitment to continued professional development.

Engineered and manufactured products and systems that Engineering Technicians work on could involve mechanical, electrical, electronic, electromechanical, and fluid power components/systems.

Modules Studied

You will complete the following qualifications during the apprenticeship, including the modules detailed below.

Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence) [[Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements ~ Working efficiently and effectively in an engineering environment ~ Using and communicating technical information ~ Conducting business improvement activities ~ Producing components using hand fitting techniques ~ Assembling and testing fluid power systems ~ Wiring and testing programmable controller-based systems ~ Preparing and using lathes for turning operations ~ Preparing and using milling machines ~ Producing CAD models (drawings) using a CAD system.]]]

Level 2 Award for Foundation Phase Gateway Assessment

  • Producing Components using Hand Fitting Techniques
  • Wiring and Testing Programmable Controller Based Systems
  • Maintaining Fluid Power Equipment.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) – Mechatronics Maintenance Technician

  • Health & Safety
  • Mechanical Principles
  • CAD
  • Pneumatics & Hydraulics
  • Communications
  • Engineering Project.

Teaching and Assessment

The Foundation Competence Diploma will be delivered in college on a three Day release basis in the first year, consisting of lectures and practical workshop delivery, and will be assessed through a portfolio produced against performance evidence criteria gained from a mixture of practical and eritten evidence.

The Foundation Phase Gateway assessment is completed over three days after completion of the Foundation Competence and comprises of practical scenario(s) and a set of related tasks. The scenario(s) will be based on a typical situation that is likely to occur in the workplace. The tasks will provide explicit instructions about the activities that you will need to complete in a way that demonstrates skills, knowledge, and behaviours you have learnt and developed within the foundation phase of your apprenticeship.

The Development Competence Diploma will be delivered over years 2, 3 and 4 in the workplace by your employer, assisted by a college Apprenticeship Skills Coordinator, and will be assessed by the completion of a portfolio of naturally occurring evidence, ASC Observations and written underpinning knowledge assessments.

The Development Knowledge Diploma will be delivered in college on a day release basis in years 2 and 3, consisting of lectures and practical workshop delivery, and will be assessed through a mixture of practical, written and online assessments.

End Point Assessment

You will also complete an End Point Assessment (EPA), completing the following elements:

  • EPA Gateway documentation submission
  • An Occupational Competence Validation Interview (Viva)
  • A Professional Engineering Competence Assessment (PECA)
  • Final Employer Endorsement.

Entry Criteria

Individual employers will set the recruitment and selection criteria for their Apprenticeships.

You will hold four GCSEs at grade 4/C, or equivalent, including maths, English and a science.

What are the next steps?

You will be have an interview with the Apprenticeship team .

As part of your interview you will carry out a number of tasks which will help us assess your suitability for the course. Please bring evidence of relevant qualifications and proof of ID, e.g. passport or driving license or birth certificate.

 Advanced Apprenticeship
 Published on 2023-08-25
 Deadline NA