• Course Information

    Maintenance Operation Engineering Technicians will work on various types of plant and equipment commonly found throughout the Engineering Industry sectors. The Technicians can be expected to migrate through these sectors during the course of their careers. Dependent upon the sector that they are employed in there may be subtle differences in terms of the composition and application of the plant and equipment. However, the fundamental principles of operation will be the same regardless.

    • Course Code
    • Attendance Pattern
    • Course Level
      Level 3
    • Study Mode
      Full Time
    • Course Location
      Chorley Campus
    • Start Date
    • Age Group
      Adults (19+)
      School Leavers (16-18)
    • Course Duration
      30 (+ 3-6 EPA) months
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  • Overview

    · Work on various types of plant and equipment commonly found throughout the Engineering Industry sectors

    · 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 equipment


    · 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

    · Relevant engineering theories and principles relative to their occupation


    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


    · 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

    Commitment/off the job training Apprentices will attend Runshaw College for 24 months 1 day per week. There is a minimum requirement of 20% off-the-job training throughout the duration of the Apprenticeship and this is achieved through attendance at the above completing assessments/assignments and practical training, shadowing/ mentoring and learning support/time spent during working hours at work.

  • Entry Requirements

    4 x GCSE A*-C / 9-4 including English and Maths.

  • How will I be assessed?

    End Point Assessment Upon successful completion of the above Qualifications/Core Skills, Apprentices will prepare for the End Point Assessment Process which covers the following: 1. Practical Observation 2. Professional Discussion 3. Reflective Portfolio End Point Assessment Gateway – Employers must satisfy themselves that apprentices are ready for their end point assessment. Apprentices must demonstrate that they meet the following criteria:

    · Achieved a minimum level 2 English and Maths

    · Satisfactory completion of the formal training plan agreed with the apprentice by the employer

    · Sufficient evidence in the form of a portfolio to allow the apprentice to consistently demonstrate knowledge, skills and behaviours as described in the standard. Although the apprentice should only be recommended for end-point assessment when they are ready, employers should have a remediation process in place to support any apprentice who fails to meet the conditions of the end point assessment.

  • Progression Pathway

    Degree Apprenticeship.