Level 3 Food and Drink Maintenance Engineer End-point Assessment
Food and Drink Maintenance Engineers fulfil a vital role in food manufacturing. They keep production lines running safely and efficiently, whilst complying with food safety legislation in a highly regulated industry.
Depending on the products being produced companies either employ Mechanical Maintenance Engineers or Multi-skilled Maintenance Engineers. Both work with mechanical and electrical equipment and production systems. The multi-skilled engineer also works on programmable control systems.
Day to day responsibilities include routine production line maintenance, fault-finding and diagnosis and the testing and commissioning of machinery.
The end-point assessment (EPA) for the Food and Drink Maintenance Engineer (FDME) apprenticeship consists of three elements:
A written knowledge test answered through a combination of multiple-choice questions and extended answer questions
Practical tests made up of at least three 60-minute work-based observations and a work-based, job-related project
A professional dialogue and interview, lasting 45-60 minutes and undertaken after all other end-point assessment components have been successfully completed.
The assessments take place in the final twelve weeks of the apprenticeship, after the EPA gateway.
The standard charge for EPA is 15-20% of the IfATE maximum funding rate, to view FDQ's Fee's Policy click here
Available support guides for this standard to help you and your learners.
Information for apprentices
Support documents are there to help prepare apprentices for the End-point Assessment (EPA).
FDQ Employer & Training Provider Guide (ETP)
The ETP guide was created to give all parties guidance, support and a full understanding of the Level 3 Food and Drink Maintenance Engineer Apprenticeship Standard EPA requirements.
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