BTEC Level 3 Diploma Operations And Maintenance Engineering

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Email : Julie Burns


Course Duration: 1 or 2 Years


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18 Hammond Avenue
South Reddish

This course can also be delivered on company premises.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma Operations And Maintenance Engineering

This course can be a stand-alone qualification for people who have a specific interest in maintenance engineering or a component requirement for an Advanced Apprenticeship.

It is a nationally recognized qualification which can lead to employment as a technician and also provides progression to higher level qualifications including Degree or HND.

How long will it take me to achieve this qualification?
The usual duration for this qualification is 2 academic years.
Some employers wish to fast track learners to HNC and SETA facilitate this with the 1 year 2 days a week option. This option is very challenging and is only for those learners who are highly motivated and have very good GCSE results. Many mature learners undertake the 1 year option.

Entry requirements

To undertake this course you must achieve a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades A*- C, including Maths, English Language and a Science. Due to the content of this qualification and potential progression GCSE A*-B is preferred in Maths.

A core element of engineering courses at SETA is maths. It underpins all that you will do as engineers from completing calculations for simple electrical circuits to more complex multistage calculations and even advanced simultaneous equations when studying ‘Kirchoffs Laws’.

Whatever level you are studying maths for engineering will be an important part of your course.

What topics will I study?

You will study 5 mandatory units:

  1. Health and Safety in the Engineering Workplace,
  2. Communications for Technicians,
  3. Mathematics for Engineering Technicians,
  4. Electrical and Electronic Principles
  5. Engineering Project (work based).

The remaining speciality units are typically:

  • Business Operations in Engineering,
  • Selecting and Using Programmable Logical Controllers,
  • Electrical Technology,
  • Electronic Measurement and Testing,
  • Principles and Applications of Analogue Electronics,
  • Electronic Fault Finding,
  • Three-Phase Motors and Drives
  • Further Electronic Principles.
  • Other units are available and actual content can be revised to meet employer needs.

How will I be assessed?

The units are assessed in compliance with the awarding body requirements. Most units use assignments which can be a mix of theory and practical assessment. Unit achievement is graded as Pass, Merit or Distinction and the overall qualification is also graded to reflect learners unit achievement.

What our students say….

“When I don’t understand I only have to ask
and it will be explained in different ways
until I understand”

“Good experience”
“It’s really good and fun”

SETA programmes also includes enrichment activities and industrial visits where possible.

SETA is active in supporting charities and throughout the academic year fun activities are planned to support the chosen charities.

All employers are informed about events to ensure suitability for learners and in many cases support and involvement from the employers.

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