Level 3

Mechatronics Maintenance Technician


Mechatronics Maintenance Technicians provide essential skills and knowledge to ensure that plant and equipment perform to the required standard.


Overview of the role - IconOverview of the role

Mechatronics Maintenance Technicians are required in the Aerospace, Aviation, Automotive, Maritime Defence and wider Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Sector and predominantly involved in highly skilled and complex work.

Typical job role:

  • Mechatronics Engineer

Details of the Standard - IconDetails of the Standard

Mechatronics Maintenance Technicians ensure that plant and equipment perform to the required standard to facilitate production targets regarding Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost within High Value Manufacturing environments. Typically, the work would cover a broad range of activities including installation, testing, fault finding and the on-going planned maintenance of complex automated equipment. This requires the application of a complex blend of skills, knowledge and occupational behaviours across the electrical, electronic, mechanical, fluid power and control systems disciplines.


Duration - IconDuration

4 years.


Entry Requirements - IconEntry Requirements

Standard Practise for the Level 3 Apprenticeships would follow the student gaining grade 5 and above in Maths, English, and Science. However, Grade 4 or an individual with experience would be reviewed upon application.

  • Minimum of 5 GCSE grade 5 – 9
  • Eligible for anyone over the age of 16

English and maths - IconEnglish and maths

If the apprentice has not obtained Level 2 Maths and English before the apprenticeship has begun the apprentice must complete it before taking the End-Point-Assessment.


Delivery - IconCurriculum, delivery and readiness for End-Point-Assessment

Swatpro Academy’s bespoke programme will cover all the mandatory knowledge and skills outlined in the standards, covering a range of topics. Apprentices will have access to Swatpro Savvy Learning Centre for further skills development.

The delivery will include 20% ‘off-the-job’ training, through a blend of remote, online and in the workplace training. The tutor will review progress with both apprentice and employer at least once every 8 weeks. Those not having L2 Maths and English will attend additional classes. When the apprentice has reached the required level, they are entered into the phase known as ‘gateway’ for their End-Point-Assessments (EPA) undertaken with an independent Assessment Organisation.

For further details please see the explanation below.


Assessment - IconSummary of Mechatronics Maintenance Technician End-Point-Assessment

The End-Point-Assessment for apprentices is completed 6 months before their predicted end date. The apprentice will need to successfully complete all stages of the apprenticeship standard. This includes:

  • Completion of Level 3 Technical Knowledge qualifications
  • Completion of Level 2and Level 3 Competence qualifications
  • Complete 20%off the job training
  • A portfolio of evidence
    • Containing real projects carried out within their workplace
  • A structured interview with an independent assessor
    • Demonstrating full competence against the qualification outcomes for knowledge, skills and behaviours, set out in the Standard and Employer Occupational Brief

Professional recognition - IconProfessional recognition

Recognition of learning is completed through our awarding body EAL for our certification of achieved qualifications. On completion of your apprenticeship, you will be awarded your ACE certificate (Apprenticeship Certificates England).


Progression - IconProgression

On successful completion of this apprenticeship students can go onto further learning such as a HNC, HND and Foundation Degree.


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