Engineering

Engineering Maintenance: Electrical and Mechanical Level 3 Apprenticeship

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

Apprencticeships can start at any time. This programme will take a minimum of 24 months to complete.

Entry requirements
  • You will need to be at least 16 years of age and have completed the Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Electrical Engineering.
  • You must also hold four GCSEs at grade A* to C plus GCSE English (grade 4 or above) and maths (grade 5 or above)
  • You need to be employed within an engineering role or have an employer in this area willing to take you on as an apprentice
You will achieve

You will achieve a:

  • Level 3 NVQ in Engineering Maintenance
  • Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Engineering
  • Advanced Apprenticeship Certificate

Last updated: 9th November 2017

Course overview

This apprenticeship offers an opportunity to develop a range of skills required in the Engineering industry.

Course content

There are two subjects available. You and your employer will choose the pathway you will study. You will then study all of the mandatory units and choose from the optional units relating to your job role. You will also study:

  • Employment, Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) booklet
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in English, maths and IT
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Pathway A: Mechanical
Mandatory Units

  • QENM2/001: Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements
  • QENM2/002: Using and interpreting engineering data and documentation
  • QENM3/003: Working efficiently and effectively in engineering
  • QENM3/004: Handing over and confirming completion of maintenance activities

Optional Units (Choose two units from both Group A and Group B)

Group A

  • QENM3/005: Carrying out fault diagnosis on mechanical equipment
  • QENM3/006: Maintaining mechanical equipment

Group B

  • QENM3/007: Restoring mechanical components to usable condition by repair
  • QENM3/008: Producing replacement components for maintenance activities
  • QENM3/009: Carrying out preventative planned maintenance on mechanical equipment
  • QENM3/010: Carrying out condition monitoring of plant and equipment
  • QENM3/080: Assisting in the installation of mechanical equipment

Pathway B: Electrical
Mandatory Units

  • QENM2/001: Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements
  • QENM2/002: Using and interpreting engineering data and documentation
  • QENM3/003: Working efficiently and effectively in engineering
  • QENM3/004: Handing over and confirming completion of maintenance activities

Optional Units (Choose three units from Group A and two units from Group B)

Group A

  • QENM3/011: Carrying out fault diagnosis on electrical equipment and circuits
  • QENM3/012: Maintaining electrical equipment
  • QENM3/013: Modifying or rewiring electrical circuits

Group B

  • QENM3/010: Carrying out condition monitoring of plant and equipment
  • QENM3/014: Testing electrical equipment and circuits
  • QENM3/015: Carrying out preventative planned maintenance on electrical equipment
  • QENM3/081: Assisting in the installation of electrical/electronic equipment

Pathway C: Electronic
Mandatory Units

  • QENM2/001: Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements
  • QENM2/002: Using and interpreting engineering data and documentation
  • QENM3/003: Working efficiently and effectively in engineering
  • QENM3/004: Handing over and confirming completion of maintenance activities
  • QENM3/016: Carrying out fault diagnosis on electronic equipment and circuits
  • QENM3/017: Testing electronic equipment and circuits
  • QENM3/018: Repairing electronic equipment

You will also study for a Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Engineering. You will study units from the list below which relate to your chosen pathway.

Mechanical Units

  • Unit 01: Health and safety in the engineering workplace
  • Unit 02: Communications for engineering technicians
  • Unit 03: Engineering project
  • Unit 04: Mathematics for engineering technicians
  • Unit 05: Mechanical principles and applications
  • Unit 06: Electrical and electronic principles
  • Unit 08: Engineering design
  • Unit 10: Properties and applications of engineering materials
  • Unit 16: Engineering drawing for technicians
  • Unit 17: Computer aided drafting in engineering
  • Unit 19: CNC programming
  • Unit 21: Engineering secondary and finishing techniques

Electrical Units

  • Unit 01: Health and safety in the engineering workplace
  • Unit 02: Communications for engineering technicians
  • Unit 03: Engineering project
  • Unit 04: Mathematics for engineering technician
  • Unit 05: Mechanical principles and applications
  • Unit 06: Electrical and electronic principles
  • Unit 25: Selecting and using programmable controllers
  • Unit 35: Principles and applications of electronic devices and circuits
  • Unit 51: Electrical technology
  • Unit 61: Features and applications of electrical machines
  • Unit 62: Principles and operation of three-phase systems

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by your assessor using a portfolio of evidence, practical demonstrations and assignments. You will be assessed both in College and in your place of work.

What equipment will I need?

You will be required to provide paper, writing materials, A4 ring binder file, extra wide dividers and clear plastic wallets.

Where will I study?

You will study within the workplace and attend classes at Barnsley College’s (STEM) Science Technology Engineering and Maths Centre, Old Mill Lane, Barnsley, S70 2LA.

What can I do next?

Upon completion you could progress onto the Higher Apprenticeship in Engineering Technology or apply for job roles including:

  • Electrical Engineer

How much does the course cost?

There is no cost to being an apprentice. All costs associated with your apprenticeship, including the cost of training and your salary, will be paid by your employer.

Financial support

You may be eligible for assistance with expenses such as travel, books, equipment and childcare. For further information please contact the Student Services Team on +44 (0)1226 216 114.

Extra information

Contact the Apprenticeship Team

For further information please contact the team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email: info@barnsley.ac.uk

 

 

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Additional Learning Support

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

English and Maths

Having good English and maths qualifications are important for most careers and we want to give you the help you need to succeed.

If you are aged 16 – 19 and don’t already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and maths they will automatically be included in your study programme. If you want to work towards higher grades in English and maths or a higher level maths qualification we can help you do that too.

If you need any further information, please contact the Info Team.

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Disclaimer

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Engineering Maintenance: Electrical and Mechanical Level 3 Apprenticeship