Suitable roles for this apprenticeship include Maintenance & Operations Engineering Technicians, Electrical Technicians; Mechanical Technicians, Plant Operations technician, Process Control Technician.
They will maintain the safety, integrity and effective operation of plant and equipment. To support the business and operational requirements of modern integrated engineered production plant and services, Electrical Systems and Process Control Technicians and Electromechanical Technicians will need to apply a range of conventional skills and knowledge to undertake engineering activities on a selection of electromechanical and process control plant, systems and equipment.
These Technicians will undertake installation, testing, servicing, removal, replacement, maintenance and repair of a range of equipment, sometimes complex, as part of planned preventative and reactive maintenance programmes. They may also undertake decommissioning activities when plants are being removed from service.
In addition an Electrical Technician will:
- position, assemble, install and dismantle electrical plant and equipment, which will include motors, switchgear, cables & conductors, to agreed specifications
- carry out planned, unplanned and preventative maintenance procedures on electrical plant and equipment.
- replace, repair and/or remove components in electrical plant and equipment and ensure its return to operational condition.
- diagnose and determine the cause of faults in electrical plant and equipment
In addition a Mechanical Technician will:
- position, assemble, install and dismantle mechanical plant and equipment which will include pumps, valves, gearboxes, pipework, to agreed specifications
- carry out planned, unplanned and preventative maintenance procedures on mechanical plant and equipment.
- replace, repair and/or remove components in mechanical plant and equipment and ensure its return to operational condition.
- diagnose and determine the cause of faults in mechanical plant and equipment
Learners will spend the first year of their programme learning workshop skills at level 2, to then develop onto knowledge based activities at level 3 in future years. During this time they will also build workplace competency evidence via their employer-lead portfolio.
All learners must engage in a minimum of 20% of their working contract Off The Job (OTJ) which allows for dedicated time put aside to complete academic work. This equates to one day a week on site at College (or working on set College work only when not in term time). These days are set to be Tuesdays in year 1, Wednesdays in year 2 and Thursdays in year 3.
4 GCSE grade 4 or higher (inc. English and Maths) or vocational equivalents. In order to optimise success, candidates will typically have 4 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or equivalent, including Mathematics, English and a Science.
A suitable qualification in ICT is desirable but not essential .We request a school or college report and / or an employer reference.
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Course Assessment Method
Mandatory qualification which must be complete before EPA Gateway:
- Evidence of Skills, Knowledge and Behaviors met by apprentice (and supported by employer)
- L2 Function Skill in English and / or L2 Maths if not already complete (a grade 4 or grade C in English and / or Maths is sufficient)
- An employer-led portfolio (log book) of evidence to demonstrate workplace development and competence
- Minimum evidence of 20% off the job training to be presented by student (and supported by employer)
The EPA consists of 3 assessment methods (in order of the following):
- Knowledge assessment (weighting 20%)
- A final observation of practical work (weighting 40%) to assess the apprentice’s application of skills within the apprentice’s place of work or in a suitable environment away from the workplace (e.g. In a centre approved by the EPAO)
- A technical interview, based upon an evidence portfolio which will include all evidence of practical observations, progress reviews and work activities (weighting 40%) to holistically assess KSBs across the standard and will be informed by portfolio of evidence
|Qualification Type:||Generic code to identify ILR programme aims|
|Start Date:||August 2021|