Food and Drink Maintenance Engineer Apprenticeship Standard - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

For those who are looking for an engineering position in the food manufacturing industry, an Apprenticeship is a hands-on work-based route.

We are the only college delivering this Standard in the South West of England. The course is approved by the National Skills Academy for Food & Drink. We have dedicated resources specific to the food and drink sector and all course content is contextualised within the sector.

Unitsof study may include:

  • Mechanical maintenance
  • Electrical maintenance
  • Welding
  • Machining
  • Materials
  • Fluid power
  • Automation
  • Maths
  • Thermodynamics
  • 18th Edition
  • Safety and behaviours such as HACCP

Assessment Methods

  • Practical assessments
  • Written projects
  • Practical projects
  • Written questions
  • Exams
  • Workplace observations

There is an ‘End Point Assessment’ in the final year of the Apprenticeship.

Progression Options

Successful completion of this Apprenticeship can lead to a great career and could be the first step to becoming a Maintenance Manager, Engineering Manager or Factory Manager.

Course Summary

Course Title Food and Drink Maintenance Engineer Apprenticeship Standard
Entry Requirements

  • Five GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above
  • Basic communication skills and the ability to work independently and as
    part of a team
  • Self motivation and a strong desire to enhance practical skills and
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English is

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Coming to college was daunting at first but the independence you gain is amazing. I have definitely developed as a person and become more adult due to the freedom we are given here, it really prepares you for the future.

Peter Rutt- Level 3 Extended Diploma in Electrical & Electronic Engineering

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