Engineering - Operations and Maintenance

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Qualification type: Advanced Apprenticeship
Level: Level 3
Awarding body EAL
Academic year: 2018/2019
Start date Various start date
Duration 36-42 months
Location: Darlington College
Attendance: Apprenticeship

Course overview

This Apprenticeship is to provide suitably qualified and motivated technicians with the education, training and expertise to enhance your performance in employment. It will enable you to progress to a Teesside University supported HNC in Engineering and Incorporated/Chartered Engineer status, and hence supervisory/managerial status within the Engineering sector.

Mechanical Maintenance Technician

Carry out planned and emergency fault diagnosis and maintenance on mechanical equipment. Restoring mechanical components to usable condition by repair. Producing replacement components, and assisting in the installation of mechanical equipment and carry out quality inspections.

Electronics Maintenance Technician

Carry out planned and emergency fault diagnosis and maintenance. Test and repair electronic equipment and circuits/ communications equipment/ instrumentation and control equipment and service medical equipment and carry out quality inspections.

Electrical Maintenance Technician

Carry out planned and emergency fault diagnosis. Maintenance and testing on electrical equipment and circuits. Modifying or rewiring electrical circuits and assisting in the installation of electrical/electronic equipment and carry out quality inspections.

Fluid Power Maintenance Technician

Carry out planned and emergency fault diagnosis. Maintenance and testing on pneumatic/hydraulic equipment and circuits and assisting in the installation of fluid power equipment and carry out quality inspections.

Lift Services Maintenance Technician

Carry out planned and emergency fault diagnosis on lifts/escalators. Inspecting and servicing lift/escalator equipment and rectifying and repairing faults in lifts/escalators and carrying out quality inspections.

Plant and Systems Maintenance Technician

Carry out planned and emergency fault diagnosis and maintenance on mechanical and electrical equipment and systems. Modifying or restoring plant/systems to usable condition by repair. Producing replacement components and assisting in the installation of equipment and carry out quality inspections.

Entry requirements

You will need 5 GCSE subjects with 4 points or C grade and above, including 4 points or C grade in maths, English Language and Science, or an appropriate Level 2 qualification (at a merit if graded).

You will be required to attend an interview at the college, and for all courses and Apprenticeships we will request a school or college report.

How to enquire/apply

To apply for this course please click the apply button and complete the online application form. If you have any queries with regards to your application or would like further information and support please contact us on 01325 503030.

Studying and learning

The diploma is made up of 11 units and five core units, which everyone studies, and six specialist units which enable you to study your particular field of
engineering. The diploma programme is studied over a two year period each on a part time day basis.
• Communications
• Mathematics
• Mechanical principles and applications
• Engineering drawing
• Engineering maintenance procedure and techniques
• Applications of mechanical systems and technology
• Electrical electronic principles
• Electro-pneumatic hydraulic systems
• Principles and applications of electronic devices and circuits
• Engineering project
• Health and safety
•PLC’s
• Engineering materials

The Apprenticeship framework is made of the following elements and must be completed to achieve skilled status:

Competence skills delivered in company:
• EAL NVQ Extended Diploma in Engineering Maintenance Level 3

Knowledge qualification delivered at college:

• BTEC Diploma in Operations and Maintenance Engineering Level 3

Transferable skills delivered at college:

• Functional Skills in Application of Number Level 2
• Functional Skills in Communications Level 2
• Functional Skills in Information Technology Level 2
• Employment rights and responsibilities
• Personal learning and thinking skills

What next

Careers are wide and varied including:

• Mechanical Maintenance Technician

• Electronics Maintenance Technician

• Lift Services Maintenance Technician

• Plant and Systems Maintenance Technician

Information, advice and support

Darlington College offers a wide range of support including careers guidance, financial assistance, additional learning support, childcare and many more. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Student Services Team on 01325 503030 and they will direct your call to the appropriate college support team.

What if I need support?

Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey.

You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.

Enquiry Form

If you have any questions about this course, send us a message using the form below.

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