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LEVEL 3 - ST0950

The Level 3 Healthcare Engineering Specialist Technician standard is designed for apprentices seeking a career working as technicians in the healthcare sector.

Level: LEVEL 3

Duration: 48 months

Funding Band: £24,000

Entry Requirements:

Individual employers will set the selection criteria for their apprenticeship

The broad purpose of the occupation is to ensure patient safety and service continuity for specialist healthcare medical devices or healthcare estates in a clinical setting. They conduct planned maintenance to prevent issues from occurring and reactive maintenance. Other duties include acceptance testing, installation, decommissioning, and safety tests and checks.

Conducting handovers is an important part of the role. This requires explaining complex technical information and regulatory advice on healthcare devices or healthcare estates to clinical staff. Completing documentation and reports, and keeping stakeholders informed of their work status is also part of their role. As part of a team, they contribute to continuous improvement. They may support and coach others.

Healthcare medical devices technicians work on medical devices. Healthcare estates technician work on plant, building services and systems.

The training period will last approximately 48 months, where the learning is focused on ensuring the apprentice acquires the knowledge, skills and behaviours as well as achieving level 2 English and maths prior to end-point assessment.

Knowing that your apprentice is on track is important and that is why SIAS offers its highly regarded Tracker document and Competence Evaluation Log that gives both the apprentice and employer confidence as the learning progresses.

Guidance materials and individual support for training providers, apprentices and employers are provided throughout the on-programme learning. We also deliver a number of events and webinars to advise and guide across the range of apprenticeships we assess.


Download the factsheet here.

The EPA consists of 3 assessment methods

Observation with questioning

Observation of the apprentice carrying out their job role in a working environment under normal condition

Interview underpinned by a portfolio of evidence

Structured discussion around the key elements of the apprenticeship

Multiple-choice test

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