Maintenance Apprenticeship Plus
This supplementary training programme for mechanical and electrical maintenance apprentices leads to the Skills4Work Certificate in Maintenance & Reliability and is based on a series of level 4 and level 5 maintenance unit standards.
The unit standards achieved in the programme can be used as part of the mechanical engineering level 4 qualification and towards the mechanical and electrical level 5, advanced trade qualifications.
The outcome of the programme is a more highly skilled tradesman who understands what constitutes good maintenance practices and how a structured and professional approach to maintenance will lead to greater productivity, increased reliability and reduced downtime.
Introduction to Maintenance & Reliability - One week block course
In an increasingly competitive world it's essential that our future tradesmen understand the importance of modern manufacturing and plant maintenance practices. In this first block course the students are taught how to recognise and eliminate waste in manufacturing and in maintenance. The students will learn how preventative maintenance and condition based monitoring can be used to increase reliability. Concepts such as Total Production Maintenance (TPM), Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM) will be introduced.
Leads to unit standards:
22903 - Demonstrate knowledge of modern manufacturing concepts and their significance in plant maintenance. Level 4, 3 credits.
22904 - Demonstrate knowledge of modern engineering plant maintenance practices. Level 4, 5 credits.
Maintenance Best Practice - One week block course
This course builds on the knowledge gained in year one and adds further understanding to what constitutes good maintenance practices. How to progress an organisation through the four stages of maintenance - from reactive to preventative to predictive & finally to proactive. With the focus on taking a ground up approach to maintenance the students will gain knowledge of how to take a structured approach to maintenance and maintenance improvements.
Leads to unit standard 26564 - Demonstrate and apply knowledge of business centred maintenance in mechanical engineering. Level 5, 10 credits.
Maintenance & Reliability - One week block course
This course focuses on why equipment wears and fails, condition based monitoring techniques and the application of tools such as Reliability Centred Maintenance & Hazard and Operability Studies. The students will learn how to apply standards and how to analyse plant and equipment to minimise failure.
Leads to unit standard 26565 - Demonstrate & apply knowledge of maintenance and reliability of mechanical engineering plant. Level 5, 10 credits.
Maintenance Planning & Scheduling - One week block course
The most effective way for any organisation to improve maintenance productivity is through better work management. With the focus on job identification and authorisation, planning, scheduling and work execution, this course will lead to a greater understanding of the importance of good planning & scheduling
Leads to unit standard 26566 - Demonstrate and apply knowledge of planning & scheduling mechanical engineering maintenance work. Level 5, 10 credits.
While each of the block courses is predominantly classroom based the work is a combination of teaching, discussion and class and group exercises. Emphasis is put on relating the learning to the workplace of the apprentices and this is enhanced by the project element of the unit standard assessment. In this, each apprentice applies the knowledge gained to complete a project specific to their particular workplace.
The assessment for the unit standards is carried out through:
- Classroom exercises throughout the course
- End of course 2 hour exam
- Workplace project to be completed within 2 months of completing the course. E-mail support is given to help with this
Training your apprentices in the Maintenance & Reliability Apprenticeship Plus programme will:
- Instill a culture of maintenance best practice in your workplace
- Increase reliability of key plant and machinery
- Improve productivity through a more structured approach to maintenance
- Use staff time more effectively
If you would like to discuss this programme further please contact Phil Hurford on 027 488 6446 or email email@example.com