Course details

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Qualification name Generic code to identify ILR programme aims
Qualification level X
Awarding organisation Generic award - no awarding body
Yorkshire and The Humber
  • Barnsley
  • Bradford
  • Calderdale
  • Doncaster
  • East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Kirklees
  • Leeds
  • North Yorkshire
  • Rotherham
  • Sheffield
  • Wakefield
  • York
Course type Work based
Course start date 1st September 2021
Cost description Please contact us for details.

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Maintenance & Operations Engineering Technicians covers a wide range of roles, such as Electrical Technicians, Mechanical Technicians, Control & Instrumentation Technicians, Electrical System and Process Control Technicians; Electromechanical Technicians. They will maintain the safety, integrity and effective operation of plant and equipment in one or more of the following Industries that are part of or have activities that are part of the broader national infrastructure Engineering Sector. In addition, a Plant Operations Technician will be able to: • Safely and efficiently carry out routine and non-routine operating procedures on plant and equipment • Monitor and control the operation and performance of the plant and equipment • Handover and accept responsibility for plant and equipment • Evaluate and solve complex problems within energy conversion plant and systems • Rapidly and correctly respond to contingencies and abnormal conditions, to maintain energy conversion and production plant and equipment within operational parameters Further information can be found:

Find out what qualifications and skills you will need for this course.

Candidates must have an employer willing to support the requirements of the apprenticeship standard. Individual employers will set the selection criteria for their apprentices. Most candidates will have achieved grade C or above in English and Maths and a STEM-related subject at Level 2 prior to commencement of apprenticeship. If you do not have these, we can assess your current level of literacy/numeracy.

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On this programme you will study towards one of the available pathways. Depending on your job role, you will study a variety of units in Level 2 Performing Engineering Operations (or equivalent), BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering and NVQ Level 3 Diploma. The apprentice will have a depth and breadth of English and mathematics that allow them to operate successfully within their role. This may be met through entry criteria determined by the employer or qualifications and training within the apprenticeship. However, on completion all apprentices will have minimum level 2 qualifications in English and mathematics. Further information can be found:

Understand how the course will be delivered.

The course is delivered by a mixture of theory and practical work, both at College and in the workplace.

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There will be continuous assessment of both your practical skills and theoretical knowledge.

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Further Study: This standard aligns to the core engineering skills required for similar occupations in other industries. It meets the professional standards of the Engineering Council for registration as Engineering Technician (Eng Tech) by an appropriate Professional Engineering Institution.

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