Engineering Maintenance

Engineering covers a wide range of sectors and activities, and is a fast moving and diverse industry with many occupational routes including a significant number of roles at Technician level, Foundation Apprenticeships, Modern Apprenticeships and Graduate level Apprenticeships can be supportive in meeting the needs of the sector in many areas of engineering skills requirements.

The Level 3 qualification is work based but candidates are required to attend college to complete an NC or HNC and this can take between 12 and 24 months depending on the chosen route.   The qualification structure requires the learner to complete common mandatory units within their chosen pathway followed by a number of optional units from a provided selection but additional units can be taken to meet a business’s needs. This qualification offers 11 separate pathways under this framework.   The first 4 mandatory units apply to each pathway as listed below:

Full details of the qualification can be found on the SQA or EAL Website as appropriate using the following link :

Full details of the Modern Apprenticeship framework can be found on the Skills Development Scotland Website using this link :

Qualification Modern Apprenticeship
Awards Body EAL
SVQ Level 3
SCQF Level 6
Course Code GL2M 23
Mandatory Units

All 4 mandatory assessment routes must be completed

SENM3/001A Complying with statutory regulations and organisation safety requirements
SENM3/002A Using and interpreting engineering data and documentation
SENM3/003A Working efficiently and effectively in engineering
SENM3/004A Handing over and confirming completion of maintenance activities
Optional Units

Pathway 1 – Mechanical SENMA

Learners must complete a further 2 mandatory assessment routes from Group A and 2 optional assessment routes from Group B (total of 8 units) for this pathway

 

Group A : The following 2 mandatory assessment routes must be completed

SENM3/005A Carrying out fault diagnosis on mechanical equipment
SENM3/006A Maintaining mechanical equipment

 

Group B : Two optional assessment routes must be completed

SENM3/007A Restoring mechanical components to usable condition by repair
SENM3/008A Producing replacement components for maintenance activities
SENM3/009A Carrying out preventative planned maintenance on mechanical equipment
SENM3/010A Carrying out condition monitoring of plant and equipment
SENM3/080A Assisting in the installation of mechanical equipment
SENM3/090A Applying total productive maintenance (TPM)

 

 

Pathway 2 – Electrical SENMB

Learners must complete a further 3 mandatory assessment routes from Group A and 2 optional assessment routes from Group B (total of 9 units)

 

Group A : The following 3 mandatory assessment routes must be completed

SENM3/011A Carrying out fault diagnosis on electrical equipment and circuits
SENM3/012A Maintaining electrical equipment
SENM3/013A Modifying or rewiring electrical circuits

 

Group B : Two optional assessment routes must be completed

SENM3/014A Testing electrical equipment and circuits
SENM3/015A Carrying out preventative planned maintenance on electrical equipment
SENM3/010A Carrying out condition monitoring of plant and equipment
SENM3/081A Assisting in the installation of electrical/electronic equipment
SENM3/090A Applying total productive maintenance (TPM)

 

Pathway 3 – Electronic SENMC

Learners must complete a further 3 mandatory assessment routes (total of 7 units)

 

The following 3 mandatory assessment routes must be completed

SENM3/016A Carrying out fault diagnosis on electronic equipment and circuits
SENM3/017A Testing electronic equipment and circuits
SENM3/018A Repairing electronic equipment

 

Pathway 4 – Fluid Power SENMD

Learners must complete a further 2 mandatory assessment routes from Group A and 2 optional assessment routes from Group B (total of 8 units)

 

Group A : The following 2 mandatory assessment routes must be completed

SENM3/019A Carrying out fault diagnosis on fluid power equipment and circuits
SENM3/020A Maintaining fluid power equipment

 

Group B : Two optional assessment routes must be completed

SENM3/021A Carrying out preventative planned maintenance on fluid power equipment
SENM3/010A Carrying out condition monitoring of plant and equipment
SENM3/022A Testing fluid power equipment and systems
SENM3/090A Applying total productive maintenance (TPM)

 

Pathway 5 – Engineered Systems SENME

Learners must complete a further 1 mandatory assessment route from Group A, 2 optional assessment routes from Group B and 1 optional assessment route from Group C (total of 8 units)

 

Group A : The following 2 mandatory assessment routes must be completed

SENM3/023A Carrying out fault diagnosis on engineered systems

 

Group B : Two optional assessment routes must be completed

SENM3/024A Maintaining mechanical equipment within an engineered system
SENM3/025A Maintaining electrical equipment within an engineered system
SENM3/026A Maintaining fluid power equipment within an engineered system
SENM3/027A Maintaining process controller equipment within an engineered system

 

Group C : One optional assessment route must be completed

SENM3/028A Carrying out preventative planned maintenance on engineered systems
SENM3/010A Carrying out condition monitoring of plant and equipment
SENM3/090A Applying total productive maintenance (TPM)

 

Pathway 6 – Services Maintenance SENMF

Learners must complete a further 2 mandatory assessment route from Group A, 2 optional assessment routes from Group B and 1 optional assessment route from Group C (total of 9 units)

 

Group A : The following 2 mandatory assessment routes must be completed

SENM3/029A Reading and extracting information from service drawings and specifications
SENM3/030A Carrying out fault diagnosis on services and systems

 

Group B : Two optional assessment routes must be completed

SENM3/031A Maintaining fresh water distribution systems and equipment
SENM3/032A Maintaining waste/foul water distribution systems and equipment
SENM3/033A Maintaining workplace environmental control systems
SENM3/034A Maintaining emergency power generation equipment
SENM3/035A Maintaining heating and ventilation systems
SENM3/036A Maintaining air conditioning and ventilation systems
SENM3/037A Maintaining gas distribution systems and equipment
SENM3/038A Maintaining compressed air systems and equipment
SENM3/039A Maintaining process control systems
SENM3/040A Maintaining instrumentation and control systems
SENM3/041A Maintaining industrial refrigeration equipment
SENM3/042A Maintaining environmental control equipment
SENM3/073A Maintaining medical gas pipeline systems and equipment

 

Group C : One optional assessment route must be completed

SENM3/043A Carrying out preventative planned maintenance on services systems and equipment
SENM3/010A Carrying out condition monitoring of plant and equipment
SENM3/090A Applying total productive maintenance (TPM)

 

Pathway 7 – Services Maintenance SENMG

Learners must complete a further 4 mandatory assessment routes (total of 8 units)

The following 4 mandatory assessment routes must be completed:

SENM3/044A Carrying out fault diagnosis on lifts
SENM3/045A Inspecting and servicing lift equipment
SENM3/046A Checking lift function
SENM3/047A Rectifying faults in lifts

 

Pathway 8 – Lift Repair SENMH

Learners must complete a further 4 mandatory assessment routes (total of 8 units)

The following 4 mandatory assessment routes must be completed:

SENM3/044A Carrying out fault diagnosis on lifts
SENM3/046A Checking lift function
SENM3/047A Rectifying faults in lifts
SENM3/048A Repairing/Replacing lift doors, chains, ropes and equipment

 

Pathway 9 – Communication Electronics SENMI

Learners must complete a further 3 optional assessment routes (1 optional assessment route from Group A and 2 optional assessment routes from Group B (total of 7 units)

 

Group A : One optional assessment route must be completed

SENM3/016A Carrying out fault diagnosis on electronic equipment and circuits
SENM3/053A Carrying out fault diagnosis on communication electronic systems

 

Group B : Two optional assessment routes must be completed (excluded combinations – Unit 17 & Unit 54 – only 1 of these assessment routes can be selected.  Assessment route 18 & Assessment route 55 – only 1 of these assessment routes can be selected)

 

SENM3/017A Testing electronic equipment and circuits
SENM3/054A Testing communication-electronic systems
SENM3/018A Repairing electronic equipment
SENM3/055A Repairing communication-electronic systems
SENM3/057A Modifying communication-electronic systems
SENM3/058A Configure communication-electronic systems
SENM3/059A Installing communication-electronic systems

 

Pathway 10 – Instrumentation and Control SENMJ

Learners must complete a further 2 mandatory assessment routes from Group A and 2 optional assessment routes from Group B (total of 8 units)

 

Group A : The following 2 mandatory assessment routes must be completed

SENM3/074A Carrying out fault diagnosis on instrumentation and control equipment and circuits
SENM3/075A Maintaining instrumentation and control equipment and circuits

 

Group B : Two optional assessment routes must be completed

SENM3/076A Carrying out preventative planned maintenance on instrumentation and control equipment
SENM3/077A Repairing/overhauling instrumentation and control equipment
SENM3/078A Testing and calibrating instrumentation and control equipment and circuits
SENM3/090A Applying total productive maintenance (TPM)

 

Pathway 11 – Multi Skilled SENMK

Learners must complete a further 4 mandatory assessment routes from Group A and 2 optional assessment routes from Group B (total of 10 units)

 

Group A : The following 4 mandatory assessment routes must be completed

SENM3/005A Carrying out fault diagnosis on mechanical equipment
SENM3/006A Maintaining mechanical equipment
SENM3/011A Carrying out fault diagnosis on electrical equipment and circuits
SENM3/012A Maintaining electrical equipment

 

Group B : Two optional assessment routes must be completed

SENM3/009A Carrying out preventative planned maintenance on mechanical equipment
SENM3/010A Carrying out condition monitoring of plant and equipment
SENM3/014A Testing electrical equipment and circuits
SENM3/015A Carrying out preventative planned maintenance on electrical equipment
SENM3/080A Assisting in the installation of mechanical equipment
SENM3/081A Assisting in the installation of electrical/electronic equipment
SENM3/090A Applying total productive maintenance (TPM)
Workplace Core Skills
F427 04 Communication at Level 5
F42B 04 Numeracy Level 5
F42F 04 Information and Communication Technology Level 5
F42K 04 Problem Solving Level 5
F42P 04 Working with Others Level 5
Restricted Combinations
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