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Level 3 Apprenticeship

Mechatronics Maintenance Technician

Engineering Technician

Mechatronics Maintenance Technicians ensure that plant and equipment perform to the required standard to facilitate production targets regarding safety, quality, delivery and cost within high value manufacturing environments.

Typically the work would cover a broad range of activities include installation, testing, fault finding and the on-going planned maintenance of complex automated equipment. This requires the application of a complex blend of skills, knowledge and occupational behaviours across the electrical, electronic, mechanical, fluid power and control systems disciplines.

Apprenticeship information

  • Entry requirements

    A minimum of four GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above including English, Maths, Science and Technology is desirable. Other equivalent qualifications are acceptable

  • Where will I study?

    Training 2000 Blackburn

  • Duration

    • Up to 4 years
    • Year 1 - full time at Training 2000 OR x6 four week blocks and 1 day per week to complete the Technical Certificate (if required)
    • Year 2 - 1 day per week to complete the Technical Certificate (if required) / assessment in your workplace
    • Year 3/4 - assessment in your workplace
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Functional skills

You may need to complete your English and Maths Functional Skills depending on your GCSE grades or if you cannot provide evidence of your GCSE results.

The Functional Skills programme runs as an addition to the time you are already required to spend doing your 20% off the job and will last a minimum of 2 weeks per subject; if you need to complete both English and Maths that is a minimum of 4 weeks. If a subject then needs re-sitting, this will therefore be more time in the classroom on top of the minimum 2 weeks per subject.

Our Apprenticeship includes:

  • Training 2000 registration and pass
  • Structured delivery programme
  • Assessor visits and reviews in your workplace
  • Synoptic / end-point assessment (EPA)
  • Accredited Health and Safety training
  • Awareness training in drugs, financial and driver safety

What you'll learn

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  • Understand mathematical techniques, formula and calculations in a mechatronics maintenance environment and the type of equipment being maintained
  • Understand mechanical, electrical, electronic, fluid power and process control principles in a mechatronics maintenance environment
  • Understand how equipment being maintained functions and operating parameters in individual components and how they interact
  • Understand fault diagnostic methods, techniques and equipment used when maintaining equipment and systems
  • Understand condition monitoring methods and equipment used and understand how the information gained supports the planning of maintenance activities
  • Understand how to minimise machinery downtime by implementing planned preventative maintenance programmes
  • Read and interpret relevant data and documentation used to maintain components, equipment and systems
  • Carry out condition monitoring of plant and equipment
  • Carry out planned maintenance activities on plant and equipment
  • Carrying out confirmation testing and subsequent smooth hand over of equipment & plant support the installation, testing and commissioning of equipment (where applicable)
  • Contribute to the business by identifying possible opportunities for improving working practices, processes and/or procedures
  • Carrying out complex fault diagnosis and repair activities on high technology engineered systems such as:   
    • Maintaining mechanical equipment   
    • Maintaining fluid & pneumatic power equipment   
    • Maintaining electrical & electronic equipment   
    • Maintaining process control equipment
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IET Approved

Successful completion of this Apprenticeship provides you with professional status (EngTech) which will be understood and sought after by your peers, employers, suppliers, customers and your wider professional network.

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Next steps

On completion of this course you may want to consider the following options to further your career.

Where can you progress to?

Frequently asked questions

Most of our Apprenticeships are 4 years but can be shorter dependant on the type of engineering you are learning.

We offer engineering Apprenticeships in a range of areas, such as CAD (Computer Aided Design), Welding, Fire & Security systems, Electronics, Mechatronics and CNC.

We work with many local engineering companies, who advertise their vacancies on our website. These will change daily, so always check back for the latest ones.

As we are part of the University of Central Lancashire, you can easily progress onto a Degree Apprenticeship