Utilities Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Level 3

Subject Area Engineering
Course Type Apprenticeship
Qualification Level 3
Start Date August 2020
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Utilities Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Level 3

The Level 3 Standard in Utilities Engineering for Technicians is aimed at students who wish to work and undertake an Apprenticeship in an engineering environment. This could include roles such as Electrical/Electronic Technician, Control and Instrumentation Technician or Mechanical Technician.

On completion of the Level 3 Standard you can progress onto the Higher Level Apprenticeship in Electronics and Robotic Control Engineering or Manufacturing and Mechatronic Engineering. The apprentices will be required to attend College one day per week as part of 20% off the job training requirements.

Engineering student working on drill machine.

Course Details

Entry Requirements
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  • You must have a GCSE Grade 4(C) in Maths
  • You will need to have achieved a minimum of 3 GCSEs at grade 4(C) or above
What will I learn?
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  • Mechanical / Electrical Core knowledge

  • The science of Engineering Diagnosing and determining the cause of faults in equipment

  • Carrying out planned, unplanned and preventative maintenance procedures on equipment

  • Replacing, repairing and/or removing components in mechanical equipment and ensuring its return to operational condition

  • Calibrating and configuring instrument and control systems

  • Engineering maths

Careers & Employability
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Utilities Engineering Technicians perform reactive and routine maintenance on equipment to ensure safe and efficient running of the sites, supporting other disciplines as necessary. There are three main roles within the occupation: Electrical; Mechanical; Instrumentation Control and Automation (ICA).

"I chose to study an engineering focused degree because there is so much to learn. The tutors are great and have so much industry knowledge which they share with you. The staff are really helpful if you need guidance. My apprenticeship is with Spirent Communications and I won 'Apprentice of the Year' in 2015 at the Apprenticeship Awards, which I'm really proud of."Sophie Westerman

Paignton Campus – Vantage Point

This course is available at our Vantage Point Campus. 

Our inspirational Paignton Campus provides the very best learning environment, featuring state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

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