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Maintenance And Operations Engineering Technician – Standard (ST0154)

MOET - is a comprehensive standard for technicians, covering preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, safety compliance, and essential skills. It equips individuals with the knowledge needed to excel in their roles and meet industry demands effectively.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Engineering
Location: The Roundhouse
Full Time or Part Time: FT
Level: 3
Number Of Years: 4
Interview Required?: Y
The Roundhouse

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Course Information for Students

This standard is suitable for anyone who works in an electrical or maintenance role, working on plant and equipment and carrying out planned preventative maintenance and dealing with breakdowns.  

The apprentice role will involve installation, testing, servicing removal, replacement maintenance and repair of a range of equipment.  

This standard is between 42-48 months in duration and will involve day release into college for the first 36 months (depending on prior learning).   

Maths and English at Grade 4 or above or an equivalent qualification such as functional skills. 

In your first year you will attend college to develop your foundation skills in health and safety, hand fitting skills and maintaining mechanical equipment.  

In your second and third year you will complete a Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge).  You will study units such as Health and Safety, Maths for Engineers, Mechanical Principles, Electrical Principles and Hydraulics and Pneumatics.  You will also collate work place evidence to build a portfolio that will be submitted as part of the end point assessment process. 

You will be expected to attend college one day per week for the 36 months duration.  You will be supported in the workplace by an Assessor who will conduct 12 weekly progress reviews, assess your work based portfolio and support you in preparation for your end point assessment. 

PPE is required for your first year in college which includes overalls/work wear, safety boots and glasses. 

Your first year will be mainly practical and you will be assessed through completing job write ups, question and answers and observations from your tutors.  Your Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge) will be assessed through assignments.  

Your end point assessment will include a multiple choice knowledge exam, a direct observation in the workplace and a technical interview supported by a portfolio of evidence.

There are a range of Level 4 and 6 apprenticeships that you could enrol to depending on your job role. 

For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or

Apprenticeships are funded by an employer and/or the government. 

Course Information for Employers

This apprenticeship is suitable for anyone who is working on plant and equipment, carrying out installation, servicing, maintenance and repairs. 

Maths and English GCSE at Grade 4 or above or an equivalent such as functional skills.  

The employer is expected to provide a mentor/supervisor to the apprentice to support them in their skills and knowledge development.  The apprentice is expected to complete 6 hours of off the job learning every week between the college and the employer.  

Health and Safety
Quality focussed
Working with others
Interpersonal skills 
Critical reasoning 
Sustainability and ethical behaviour 
Risk awareness

Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician Level 3 

At the end of the apprenticeship after a period of skills and knowledge development, once you, the apprentice and the college agree the apprentice is competent against the knowledge, skills and behaviours of the standard, the apprentice then goes to gateway.  The apprentice then goes through their End Point Assessment (EPA), via an external body, they will be assessed through; an online knowledge exam, a direct observation in the workplace and a technical interview supported by a portfolio of evidence. 

One day per week for 36 months.

For the first year your apprentice will need overalls/work wear, safety boots and glasses. 

There are a range of Level 4 and 6 apprenticeships, depending on the apprentices role. 

Mechanical or Electrical maintenance roles 

You may already have someone in your organisation or someone has come to you direct asking for an apprenticeship, but if you don’t we have a free recruitment service to help you hire the best candidate for your organisation from our talent pool and external advertising through social media and the national apprenticeship services website

If you are an employer and you would like to know more, please email or call 01332 387421

Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

Mechanical Engineers


Mechanical Engineers

Electrical Engineers


Electrical Engineers

Engineering Technicians


Engineering Technicians

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Course Information Last Updated On: October 18, 2023 11:23 am