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Science Industry Maintenance Technician Standard


Course Overview

Institute of Apprenticeships Reference Number: ST0249

A science industry maintenance technician contributes to the fault free and safe operation of science industry plant by the installation, maintenance, testing and repair of mechanical, electrical equipment and instrumentation. They will be proactive in finding solutions to problems and identifying areas for improving their work environment. As well as core engineering skills, maintenance technicians need to understand and follow working practices that are specific to the safety critical science industry. They may work in varied conditions including using specialist safety equipment, shift work and on sites running 365 day operations. They will be expected to work both individually and as part of a maintenance team. They will be able to work with minimum supervision, taking responsibility for the quality and accuracy of the work they undertake. They may be part of in house maintenance teams or engineering maintenance contractor teams who work for different companies across the science industry.

Science industry maintenance technicians work in a wide range of companies, including, but not exclusively, chemical, petrochemical, polymer, primary and secondary pharmaceutical, biotechnology, formulated products, engineering and nuclear manufacturing. In either case employers are subject to inspection by the regulator for their industry, for example, Health and Safety Executive or Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency.  As companies operate under highly regulated conditions a premium is placed on appropriate attitudes and behaviours to ensure apprentices comply with organisational safety and regulatory requirements at all times.

Typical duration to gateway : 36 months (this does not include EPA period)

Please Refer to the Institute of Apprenticeships for full details of the Standard and End Point Assessment plan.

Course Content

Completed at college over 36 Months; -

Year 1 - (Optional) Either ERBL026 or ERBL018.
Year 2 - Either ERBL028 or ERBL030 Y1
Year 3 - The second year of the selected course from year two.

If required English and/or Math's Functional skills level 2.

Completed at the workplace over 36 Months; -

A workbased E- Portfolio of evidence.

20% Off The Job Training (agreed by the employer and Training Provider).

Entry Requirement

Individual employers will set the selection criteria for their apprentices. Most candidates will have achieved grade 4 (C) or above in English and Math's and a STEM-related subject at Level 2 prior to commencement of apprenticeship.

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Course Outline

Course Code: EP14
Study Mode: Apprenticeship
Location: Basingstoke
Duration: 3 Years
Start Date: TBC.
2022 Basingstoke College of Technology, Worting Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 8TN.
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