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Level 3 Utilities Engineering Technician Standards


Course Overview

This apprenticeship includes performing 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).

This apprenticeship is designed for your apprentices seeking to become competent at Level 3 in the engineering pathway relevant to your business. The apprenticeship develops the skills and knowledge necessary for a successful career in one of the following engineering disciplines: mechanical, electrical, electronic or maintenance.

As an apprentice, you will benefit from excellent teaching and learning facilities and an industry experienced and qualified teaching staff. The technical, taught components of the course will enable you to develop in depth knowledge of relevant core units. The practical aspect of the course will help to develop your application of knowledge and skills in the workplace.

Course Content

This apprenticeship programme covers a range of practical skills and underpinning knowledge and includes the following components:

  • Under pinning Knowledge delivered in the form of a technical certificate achieved at college in either Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering.
  • Work place competency delivered in the form of a NVQ.
  • Functional Skills in Maths, English (Level 2)
  • If you are aged under 19 and if you do not hold a GCSE grade C or higher in English and Maths, you will be required to work towards these qualifications

Entry Requirement

To become an Apprentice at this level, you will need either GCSEs in English, Maths and a Science subject at grade C/4 or above or to have completed a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Engineering.

You will also need an employer; BCoT works closely with employers and are made aware of any vacancies they have available so make sure that talk to us to find out if there is anything suitable for you. Please do not rely on this though, we always recommend that you actively seek employment yourself.


The workplace competency is assessed by the candidate completing a portfolio of evidence gathered from workplace activities.

  • The technical certificate is assessed through the completion of college assignments.
  • Upon completion of the above training you will be required to complete an End Point Assessment which be delivered by the End Point assessment team.

Where does this course lead to

The course offers progression to the HNC and is a recognised means of career progression within the engineering industry.

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Course Outline

Course Code: EP08
Study Mode: Apprenticeship
Location: Basingstoke
Duration: 2 Years
Start Date: TBC.
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