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Level 3

Maintenance & Operations Engineering Technician (Mechanical) Apprenticeship L3 Standard


Maintenance & Operations Engineering Technicians maintain the safety, integrity and effective operation of plant and equipment in the role of Electrical Technicians; Mechanical Technicians; Control & Instrumentation Technicians; Wind Turbine Technicians Electrical System and Process Control Technicians; Electromechanical Technicians and Plant Operations Technicians.

They will be responsible for the quality of their own work, possibly others’; and ensuring the work is completed safely, meets stakeholder quality, time and budget requirements, whilst maintaining the efficient running of plant and equipment.

To build these knowledge, skills and behaviours in apprentices, this provision contains an NVQ and BTEC qualification. The NVQ build work-place competency in preparation for the Practical Observation and Technical Interview while the BTEC qualification builds knowledge about relevant engineering theories and principles relative to their occupation and prepare apprentices for the knowledge assessment part of their End Point Assessment (EPA). The EPA contains three summative assessments including the Independent Knowledge Assessment, a Practical Observation and a Technical Interview.

STEM building

The college has built a multi-million pound facility at Crawley College that puts the college at the cutting edge of training delivery in electrical electronic. The new building is home to a suite of modern teaching and interactive spaces, which integrate the use of technology and STEM (science, technology, engineering & maths) in to its curriculum.


This course is suitable for candidates who have achieved their L2 in Engineering already, or who have significant knowledge and experience in the industry. Candidates must also be in Employment in a relevant job role.

We would recommend apprentices have achieved a grade 4 or above in both English and Maths to study this Standard.


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.

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