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Level 3 NVQ Extended Diploma in Engineering Maintenance at Salford and Trafford Engineering Group Training Association (STEGTA) Ltd.

Course description

As a technician, you’ll be responsible for making sure machinery and equipment runs smoothly. You could work in manufacturing, production or transport. You could do any job from fixing machinery on a food production line to testing aircraft parts in a hangar. However, your work will be either preventative or emergency maintenance.

Your duties will involve:

  • Organising routine servicing schedules.
  • Allocating work to a team of fitters.
  • Checking and calibrating instruments to make sure they are accurate.
  • Fitting new parts.
  • Carrying out quality inspections
  • Responding immediately to equipment breakdowns
  • Fixing faults on site or arranging for replacement machinery or equipment to be installed
  • Keeping production managers informed of progress.
  • Organising teams or individuals to make sure that 24-hour cover is available.

As a fitter, you’ll service and repair the equipment. You could work on mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic or computerised systems.

Again, your job will involve either preventative or emergency maintenance. You’re likely to be:

  • Making scheduled checks on machinery and parts
  • Finding and fixing faults and recalibrating instruments.
  • Oiling and cleaning machinery and parts.
  • Overhauling and replacing parts according to schedule.
  • Responding immediately to machinery breakdowns.

In both jobs, you’ll work as part of a team of engineering technicians, fitter and shift supervisors.

Course content

The Apprenticeship Framework for this qualification includes:

  • Level 3 NVQ in Engineering Maintenance (comptenece based portfolio of evidence)
  • Day release at College to complete Level 3 BTEC
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT if required
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • ERR (Employer Rights and Responsibilities

Entry requirements

  • Normally 5 A-C GCSE grades including Maths, English, Science and ICT
  • Strong interest in engineering and science 
  • Computer literate
  • Willing to learn
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work within a team
  • Enthusiastic

Assessment

You will be required to undertake online Maths, English and ICT assessments to ensure you are working at a suitable level for this programme.

You will also undertake a short online multiple choice engineering aptitude assessments.

Financial information

The salary for each Apprenticeship position is determined by the employer.

The National Minimum Apprenticeship Wage is £3.30 per hour, however some employers may choose to pay a higher salary.

Future opportunities

Job Roles could include:

  • Aerospace Engineering Technician
  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Maintenance Engineering Technician

Further information

To find out more about this opportunity, please contact the STEGTA Business Development Department on 0161 877 4078 or email info@stegta.co.uk

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How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 21 December 2015
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Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • Nicola McGivern
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01618774078
    • Email address:
    • info@stegta.co.uk

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