Medical Engineering Apprenticeship Level 3

Qualified, competent engineers are becoming increasingly difficult to source isn’t it time you started to ‘Grow Your Own’?

Large organisations such as Ford, Rolls Royce, and The Royal Airforce have been delivering Apprenticeship programmes for many years to develop and nurture talent as part of a succession planning strategy whilst building expertise. Talented engineers are vital to the future success of medical and clinical engineering. If you’re thinking about recruiting a Medical Engineer, there is no better way to get started than with an Apprenticeship.

Apprenticeship Pre-requisites

As with all apprenticeships, this programme is a Work Based Learning qualification and therefore you will need to be employed in a Medical Engineering department. If you are not in this type of role, it may be worth contacting the Medical Engineering Department at your local hospital to see if they are taking on any apprentices.

The Level 3 Apprenticeship in Medical Engineering 

The Level 3 Apprenticeship in Medical Engineering has been specifically written for the Medical Engineering sector. The qualification provides individuals with essential knowledge and practical skills to fulfil a Medical and Clinical Engineering role.

The Apprenticeship lasts a minimum of 24 months and will provide an excellent insight to all aspects of medical engineering. The Apprentice will learn fundamental techniques to fault find, service and maintain medical equipment.

The Apprenticeship also provides opportunities for those already working in the Medical Equipment Technology sector to gain formal qualifications for roles they currently hold, enhancing existing skills and knowledge in engineering to develop new technical and professional skills in the medical equipment technologies industry. The Level 3 Apprenticeship in Medical Engineering is the perfect start to a career in medical engineering.

Objectives of the Level 3 Apprenticeship in Medical Engineering

  • Provide individuals with the essential skills, knowledge and experience needed to undertake medical or clinical engineering role.
  • Provide individuals with an opportunity to develop their skills, knowledge and experience needed to progress to higher level roles within the organisation.
  • Build a competent medical and clinical engineering workforce for the future.
  • Recognise the skills and talent of a diverse population by providing them with a flexible entry route into a career within management.
  • Prepare Apprentices for further qualifications within the medical engineering sector

To be successful, the Apprentices knowledge and skills will need to be assessed in the workplace. It is a requirement that assessment of these qualifications is conducted in English.

What is Included in the Level 3 Apprenticeship in Medical Engineering?

The main qualifications incorporated with the Medical Engineering Apprenticeship are the Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Servicing Medical Equipment and the Level 3 NVQ Extended Diploma in Engineering Maintenance. The units within the qualifications are listed below:

Level 3 Certificate in Principal of Servicing Medical EquipmentOfqualLevelCredit Value
Learners must Complete all 23 credits
Understanding statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements within a medical engineering environmentR/508/417934
Understand medical engineering data and documentationJ/508/418035
Understand how to work efficiently and effectively in a medical engineering environmentR/508/418136
Know how to hand over completed medical maintenance activitiesR/508/418233
Principals of testing medical equipmentY/508/418335
Level 3 NVQ Extended Diploma in Engineering Maintenance (Servicing Equipment)Ofqual RefLevelCredit Value
Mandatory A
Carry Out Fault Diagnosis on Medical EquipmentF/508/3433313
Carry out scheduled servicing on medical equipment M/508/3461312
Servicing Cardiovascular Equipment M/508/3962332
Mathematics for Engineering TechniciansA/507/2852310
Level 3 NVQ Extended Diploma in Engineering Maintenance (Servicing Equipment)Ofqual RefLevelCredit Value
Group B (Minimum of 25 Credits)
Maintaining Electrical Equipment/SystemsY/508/3549325
Maintaining Electronic Equipment/SystemsL/508/3550325
General Maintenance Engineering ApplicationsD/508/3553325
Level 3 NVQ Extended Diploma in Engineering Maintenance (Servicing Equipment)OfqualLevelCredit Value
Group B (Minimum of 62 Credits)
Servicing Dental EquipmentR/508/3470331
Servicing Operating Theatre and Surgical EquipmentH/508/3473332
Servicing Medical Therapeutic EquipmentR/508/3484332
Servicing Laboratory EquipmentH/508/3487331
Servicing Medical Imaging EquipmentJ/508/3501332
Servicing Anaesthetic & Ventilation EquipmentD/508/3505332
Servicing Mechanical & Electromechanical Assistive Technology EquipmentA/508/3513332
Level 3 NVQ Extended Diploma in Engineering Maintenance (Servicing Equipment)OfqualLevelCredit Value
Group C (Minimum of 62 Credits)
Employee rights and responsibilitiesY/508/047322

As with all Apprenticeships within England and Wales, to complete the Apprenticeship the Apprentice must also hold/obtain numeracy and literacy qualification and Personal Learning and Thinking Skills Qualification..

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  1. Are you interested in booking onto one of our courses? Please feel free to download the application forms below to get started. If you have any questions feel free to email submit an enquiry form or give one of our team a call on 01562 745 858.

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    2. Booking forms must be filled in for all courses per person, even if several require spaces for the same course.

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    Hoo Farm Industrial Estate
    DY11 7RA

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  3. Course Start and Finish Times
    The course starts at 9 am sharp and candidates generally arrive 10-15 mins beforehand for refreshments and registration. The course days typically finish at 5.00pm.

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    Lunch Arrangements
    Lunch will be provided on site at the Training Academy. There are refreshment facilities in the dining area; these are all included in the course cost. Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements.

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  4. Travelling
    Our dedicated modern training facility for engineering technicians, clinicians and nursing staff, has up to date equipment and is centrally located in the Midlands within easy access to motorways and all network links.

    By road
    From the M5 North
    Leave the M5 motorway at junction 3, taking the A456 exit to Kidderminster. Continue to follow the A456 (Kidderminster) for approximately 7 miles. After passing through Hagley take the slight left on to the A450 Worcester Road. At the second roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto the A442 Droitwich Road. At the traffic lights turn right onto the A449 Worcester Road. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Frederick Road. Avensys Training Academy is located approximately 200m on the left.

    From the M5 South
    Leave the motorway at Junction 6 and take the second exit at the roundabout onto the A449 towards Kidderminster. Remain on the A449 for 12 miles over 3 roundabouts. At fourth roundabout take the 1st exit onto Frederick Road. Avensys Training Academy is located approximately 200m on the left.

    By air
    Birmingham Airport is around 30 miles from Kidderminster and about 45 minutes from Avensys UK Ltd.

    By rail
    Kidderminster railway station is about 2 miles away from Avensys UK Training Ltd and is served by London Midland trains. Taxis are available at the station.

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    If you have arranged course accommodation with us, then this is provided at the Hallmark Hotel Stourport Manor, 35 Hartlebury Road, Stourport-on-Severn, DY13 9JA

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  6. Avensys Training offer Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) to help you find the right course. We will talk to you about previous experience, qualifications and what the training objectives are, to help suggest the best options for training and career pathways. From this we would recommend the right options to suit the individual learner.

    All Information, Advice and Guidance is accredited to the Matrix standard accreditation, an industry standard require to be demonstrated thorough knowledge and experience.

  7. Avensys are well established in bio-medical and dental equipment training. With classrooms and a practical workshop, the training centre is well equipped to provide theoretical and practical based learning. It’s Midlands location make it easily accessible through motorway and network links.

    The training centre offer includes:

    • Scheduled training courses
    • Work-based learning through Apprenticeships
    • Bespoke onsite courses
    • Online learning

    All our scheduled training courses take place at the Kidderminster training centre, ranging from level 2 to level 5, and are accredited byBTEC Pearson or Open College Network West Midlands.

    Bespoke Onsite Courses
    If you are looking for training to take place on your site, we can arrange this.We will need to confirm details with you, for example: course objectives, required course length, number of learners and relevant equipment you can provide onsite and timeframe you are looking for the training to take place.We will then be able to confirm the cost and available dates for your bespoke training.

    Online Learning
    It is vital that clinical staff use medical devices efficiently and effectively to ensure best treatment is administered to the patient. That is why Avensys Training are working with customers to develop a suite of device specific online eLearning programmes, which are cost effective and easily accessible, as well as providing a consistent level of training throughout the clinical team.

    Our learning platform helps monitor and manage training requirements, automatically notifying staff when training is due whilst providing management with essential compliance data.

    Click here to read more about online learning.

    The Avensys Apprenticeship courses are the perfect start to a career in Clinical Engineering and career progression.They provide opportunities for those already working in the industry to gain formal qualifications for roles they currently hold, adapting existing skills and knowledge to develop new skills.

    We offer the Level 2 Healthcare Science Apprenticeship, Level 3 Medical Engineering Apprenticeship and the Level 4 Healthcare Science Apprenticeship. All courses have been designed and written especially for the Medical Engineering Industry, ranging in duration from 12-24 months, with apprentices learning fundamental techniques to fault, find, service and maintain medical equipment.

    Click here to read more and understand how they can be funded by the Apprenticeship Levy.

    For more information on our courses, please contact us by email submit an enquiry form or give one of our team a call.


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