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NVQ Diploma in Engineering Maintenance (Level 3)

Key course information

Engineering and Manufacturing


1 year

Part time

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Course Overview

In order to complete this course, you must be employed and working in a Engineering Maintenance role. Examples of a suitable work role would be: Mechanical Maintenance Technician, Electronics Maintenance Technician, Multi-skilled Maintenance Technician, Fluid Power Maintenance Technician or Lift Services Maintenance Technician.This course is?delivered entirely at the learners’ place of work. A College Engineering Assessor will work?in partnership with the employer to ensure that the appropriate types of work can be used to prove the learners’ knowledge and practical skills. Evidence is collected in the form of a paper-based portfolio.Duration is very much dependent on the learners’ starting point in the way of existing knowledge and practical skill. A typical duration would be between 12 and 18 months.

male welding student working
male welding student working

What will I learn?

You will be working towards this NVQ level 3 qualification which will challenge and stretch your existing theoretical and practical skills. It is also an ideal qualification to consolidate or obtain formal accreditation for your existing knowledge and skills. You will also cover Health & Safety, fault diagnosis, maintenance technique and methods, preventative maintenance, test and inspection and business improvement.

Entry Requirements

The learner must be employed and working in a role that will give opportunity to prove their competence in maintenance engineering.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

The course is made up of mandatory and optional units which are selected by?the learner and their employer. The College assessor works in partnership with the employer, planning and assessing relevant practical activities in the workplace.

The learner will?attain the NVQ Level 3 qualification by collecting and presenting evidence in the form of a portfolio that is then assessed.

Additional Costs and Information

The learner should expect some work in their own time to complete some of the Knowledge and Competence criteria of the NVQ3 qualification.

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

Engineering and Manufacturing

Career Opportunities

  • Chemical Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer

  • Drafting and Design Engineer
  • Production Manager
  • Operations Research Analyst

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