Food and Drink Engineering Maintenance (1255)

Last Updated: 31 Jul 2019

Product code 1255

The level 3 Food & Drink Engineering Maintenance apprenticeship is designed for apprentices looking for a career as a food and drink maintenance engineer. Food & Drink Engineering Maintenance Apprentices will show excellent skills and understanding of their chosen area, as well as the behaviours to deliver strong product and service competence. 

Summary of our offer:

1. Our resources for our Food & Drink Engineering Maintenance Apprenticeship will give you the guidance you need to support apprentices through their on-programme learning, build their confidence and competence to ensure a quality learning experience in preparation for End Point Assessment (EPA).  

For more information about the Food & Drink Engineering Maintenance apprenticeship, view our handy factsheets in the ‘documents’ tab under the ‘Additional documents’ tab.  


This qualification has two pathways, the first being 'Mechanical' and the second being 'Multi-Skilled'. For each pathway you will need to complete the following units:

• Food and Drink Engineering Maintenance Compliance
• Food and Drink Engineering Maintenance Best Practice
• Materials Science
• Mechanical Maintenance in Food and Drink Operations
• Producing Replacement Components for Food and Drink Operations
• Fluid Power Systems for Food and Drink Operations
• Welding Technologies for Food and Drink Operations
• Electrical Maintenance in Food and Drink Operations
• Services and Utilities within Food and Drink Operations
• Thermodynamics
• Maths for Food and Drink Engineering Maintenance

For the 'Mechanical' pathway you will also complete the following units:

• Monitoring Mechanical Maintenance for Food and Drink operations
• Repairing and Producing Replacement Components in Food and Drink operations
• Welding skills for food and drink operations

For the 'Multi-Skilled' pathway you will also complete the following units:

• Electrical maintenance and testing in food and drink operations
• Automation in food and drink operations
• Understand the requirements of electrical installations BS7671 (2015)

• Induction learning content: Extensive content including handouts and e-learning modules meets the mandatory requirements for any apprenticeship programme of learning:
• Health and safety
• Safeguarding and Prevent
• Equality and diversity
• British values

• Maths & English: Our Functional Skills qualifications cover the core maths and English requirements for this standard.  Our support package, e-Functional Skills is an online teaching and learning platform that guides learners from an initial diagnostic assessment, through to meeting the requirements for this standard.


End-point assessment

End Point Assessment is carried out through the Institute of Mechanical Engineers – IMechE.

Apprenticeship certification
The apprentice will receive their Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA) apprenticeship certificate upon completion.

How to register

If you’re an existing City & Guilds centre or interested in becoming a centre, make sure you’ve read our EPA manual and guidance. This will explain the process and all our terms and conditions. Our short ‘how-to’ guides and videos are a great start to help you get to grips with what to expect and how to stay on track when booking EPA and preparing apprentices for assessment. You’ll find these resources in our EPA document library

To use our quality-assured on-programme materials or end-point assessment service there are three ways to either find out more or to order what you need: 

1. If you’re an existing City & Guilds customer, go to Walled Garden and select the materials you need or register your apprentice for end-point assessment. (You may need to submit a request to deliver if you don’t yet have approval for that standard.) 

2. Get in touch with Our team can explain our different products and services and start getting you set up as a customer or give existing customers support on the new apprenticeship arrangements. 

3. Speak to your City & Guilds Business Manager about how to access our products or how to register your apprentices with us.

Here you can find all documents related to this suite of apprenticeship.

By clicking on the section headings below, you can access a variety of documents such as the qualification handbooks and assessment materials, Statements of Purpose, and recognition letters from industry and employers.

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Interested in delivering this apprenticeship?

Find out more about how to become an approved City & Guilds centre or fill out our online customer application form