Maintenance Engineering Advanced Apprenticeship

Duration: 39 months

An Apprenticeship is a job with an accompanying skills development programme designed by employers in the sector. It allows the Apprentice to gain technical knowledge and real practical experience, along with functional and personal skills, required for their immediate job and future career. These are acquired through a mix of learning in the workplace, formal off the job training and the opportunity to practice and embed new skills in a real work context.

Advanced Apprentices will work in roles such as;

■ Mechanical Maintenance Technician

■ Electronics Maintenance Technician

■ Electrical Maintenance Technician

■ Fluid Power Maintenance Technician

What does the course cover?

■ NVQ Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering Maintenance

■ NVQ Level 2 in Performing Engineering Operations

■ Level 3 Diploma in Engineering Technology or equivalent

■ Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths, English and ICT

■ Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

■ Employment Rights and Responsibilities

Mandatory Units are; Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements, Using and interpreting engineering data and documentation, Working efficiently and effectively in engineering and Handing Over and Confirming Completion of Maintenance Activities.

Examples of optional units include; Carrying Out Fault Diagnosis on Mechanical Equipment, Maintaining Mechanical Equipment, Testing Electronic Equipment and Circuits and Producing Mechanical assemblies.

Course Dates

2014: Flexible.

Course Fees for Standard Package

16-18 year olds – Fully funded

19-23 year olds – 50% employer contribution.

The NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations is completed during the first year of the programme. Apprentices learn basic engineering skills leading to an NVQ Level 2 qualification. The PEO qualification can be completed at West Anglia Training Association or at a local College on a full time or day release basis (subject to employer requirements). Typical Colleges used by WATA include; Cambridge Regional College, Peterborough Regional College and West Suffolk College. Mandatory Units are; Working safely in an engineering environment, Carrying out engineering activities efficiently and effectively and Using and communicating technical information. The Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Technology (Technical Certificate) is completed at a local College and follows on from the Performing Engineering Operations qualification. A full Framework Certificate is issued at the end of the programme showing that all modules of the Apprenticeship have been achieved. Maintenance Engineering Advanced Apprenticeship