Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician (9320)

Last Updated: 11 Jun 2019

Product code 9320

LARS number 146

Available for Registrations & EPA Bookings

New Apprenticeship Standards are designed by employer groups to be rigorous and respond to employers’ needs.
The new Level 3 Maintenance & Operations Engineering Technician (MOET) apprenticeship standard has been approved for delivery by the Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA). 

The Level 3 Maintenance & Operations Engineering Technician apprenticeship is designed for learners in Engineering roles of which there are many and would include: 

•Electrical Technician
•Control & Instrumentation Technician
•Mechanical Technician 
The Level 3 Maintenance & Operations Engineering Technician apprenticeship has a typical duration of 36- 42 months and is Level 3.  The apprentices’ journey begins with a period of learning and development which covers the full range of knowledge, skills and behaviours required within the engineering environment. This is managed by the employer. In most cases, there’s also support from a training provider.

The apprentice will compile an evidence portfolio to support with the technical interview as part of the end-point assessment. Apprentices would be expected to have achieved maths and English Level 2 before the learner takes their end-point assessment.
Finally the apprentice moves on to the end-point assessment made up of the following assessment methods:

•Online knowledge test
•Practical observation
•Technical interview

In order to offer a genuine end-to-end solution we will provide high quality, rigorous end-point assessment, at a convenient time for your apprentice.

Learners having successfully completed Level 3 Maintenance & Operations Engineering Technician  apprenticeship, may have the opportunity to progress onto a Level 4 Engineering apprenticeship.




What is required in the Assessment Plan?
On-programme for this apprenticeship is a period of learning and development managed by the employer. In most cases, there’s also support from a training provider. City & Guilds have a range of qualifications and units to support the on programme element of the standard, for example, the City & Guilds 2850 Diploma in Engineering.

The learning will be built around competencies and skills as set out in the standard. The knowledge, skills and behaviours that will be developed during the on-programme learning will include:

Core Skills
• Comply with industry health, safety and environmental working practices and regulations.
•Locate, and rectify faults on plants and equipment          
•Communicate with and provide information to stakeholders in line with personal role and responsibilities.
•Read, understand and interpret information and work in a compliance with technical specifications and supporting documentation
•Prepare work areas to undertake work related activities and reinstate those areas after 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.

Core Knowledge
•First 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
•The relevant engineering theories and principles relative to their occupation      

Core Behaviours
•Health & Safety
•Quality focused
•Working with others
•Interpersonal skills
•Critical reasoning   
•Sustainability and ethical behaviour   
•Risk awareness

The employer and provider are required to sign-off the apprentice as ready to move on to end-point assessment.

End-point assessment

End-point assessment
The end-point assessment must demonstrate that the apprentice can perform in the occupation in a fully competent, holistic and productive way.  The assessment will be graded as required by the standard. The assessment organisation and assessor must be independent of, and separate from, the training provided by the provider and employer.

Apprenticeship certification
On successful completion, the end-point assessment organisation will apply to the Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA) for the apprenticeship certification. The certificate will then be sent to the apprentice’s employer.

How to register

Interested in using our quality-assured on-programme materials or end-point assessment service? There are four ways to either find out more or to order what you need:

1. Coming soon, customers will be able to register for end-point assessment.  Please register for email updates to ensure you receive update communications. 

2. Get in touch with us now. Our Apprenticeships 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.

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Interested in delivering this apprenticeship?

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