Food and Drink Maintenance Engineer Apprenticeship Level 3 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

You need to be employed to start an Apprenticeship. Please visit our vacancy page or contact 01278 441234 if you have an employer. If you are unable to secure employment, you could enrol on a full-time study programme and transfer to an Apprenticeship at a later date. Please apply for a full-time course as your second option.

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

You will be assessed through a variety of methods including:

  • 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 Level 3
Entry Requirements

You need five GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, basic communication skills and
the ability to work independently and as part of a team. You should also be self
motivated and have a strong desire to enhance practical skills and ability.
Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English is essential.

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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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