EAL Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering - Mechatronics Maintenance Technician (Development Competence)

Engineering and manufacturing

This qualification is a Competency Qualification which sits on the National
Qualification Framework (NQF) and has been approved by the Advanced
Manufacturing and Engineering Sector employer groups which is made
up a range of employers, providers and professional institutions. The
qualification focuses on the Skills, knowledge and behaviours required to
achieve the development phase requirements of relevant apprenticeship
standards. This arrangement ensures that when the learner completes the
qualification they will have gained knowledge and practical experience of
some of the situations that they could face within the occupational sector in
which it is being delivered.
It covers specific Skills knowledge and behaviours of a range of engineering
disciplines which have been developed in consultation with engineering
industry specialists and training providers to ensure that it meets the needs
of industry employers and learners.

Learners must be at least 16 years old. There are no formal entry
requirements for this qualification; however centres should ensure that
the learners have the potential to achieve this qualification. Learners must
have the minimum levels of literacy and numeracy to complete the learning
outcomes and the external assessment.
Centres should make learners with particular requirements aware of the
content of the qualification and they should be given every opportunity to
successfully complete the qualification. EAL will consider any reasonable
suggestions for, and from, those with disabilities that would help them
to achieve the learning outcomes without compromising the standards
When used as part of an apprenticeship standard apprentices must have
achieved the requirements of the foundation phase of the apprenticeship in

This qualification is for
• Learners who are working towards a relevant apprenticeship standard
• Learners who are looking to advance to the development phase of a
relevant apprenticeship standard


The assessment criteria within the Units of Competence have been
specifically developed to cover a wide range of activities relevant to the
role carried out by a Mechatronic Maintenance Technician. The evidence
produced for the units will, therefore, depend on the skills and knowledge
required by employer and specified in the Apprentices Training Plan.

This qualification is not graded, learners can achieve a Pass or be Refered.
To achieve a pass learners must be able to demonstrated their Performance, Skills, Knowledge and Behaviours across all units Mandatory and Optinal units.

Performance evidence must be a product of the Apprentices work, such
as items that have been produced or worked on, plans, charts, reports,
standard operating procedures, documents produced as part of a work
activity, records or photographs of the completed activity
Together with evidence of the way the Apprentice carried out the activities,
such as witness testimonies, assessor observations or authenticated
Apprentice reports of the activity undertaken.
Knowledge and understanding are key components of competent
performance, but it is unlikely that performance evidence alone will provide
enough evidence in this area. Where the Apprentices knowledge and
understanding is not apparent from performance evidence, it must be
assessed by other means and be supported by suitable evidence.