Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician (Mechanical) Level 3

Quick information

An Apprenticeship standard designed by employers for employers


Engineering and manufacturing

Who is it for?

New or existing employees

Start date

September (other dates may be available depending on current capacity)


Level 3


Typically 36 - 42 months

How does it work?

An apprentice will complete 12 months foundation training before moving onto a Level 3 Development Knowledge qualification which requires one day a week attendance at college.


Foundation skills-building training in the workshop.

Level 3 in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)


You will be assessed on-going during your time at college, foundation skills is very practical. The Level 3 AME qualification is assignment based and will require time away from college.


Apprentices must achieve level 2 English and mathematics prior to taking the end-point assessment

for the apprenticeship if they haven’t achieved them on entry.

Additional qualifications

Level 3 in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)


This standard will initially be reviewed 3 years after publication.