Engineering Technician

On an engineering technician apprenticeship course, you will help engineers create new products or solutions, which may entail conducting tests, recording data, gathering materials, or repairing components.

Engineering Technician

What you’ll learn

On an engineering technician course, you’ll learn to:

  • Comprehend the significance of adhering to statutory, quality, organisational, and health and safety regulations.
  • Gain knowledge of fundamental engineering and manufacturing mathematical and scientific principles and methods, techniques, graphical representations, symbols, formulas, and calculations employed by engineering technicians.
  • Familiarise oneself with the industry’s structure, properties, and characteristics of commonly used materials.
  • Recognise the potential challenges that may arise during routine work tasks and in the work environment.
  • Acquire proficiency in approved diagnostic methods and techniques for addressing engineering and manufacturing issues.
  • Appreciate the critical nature of utilising current approved processes, procedures, and documentation and understanding the potential consequences for the organisation if non-compliance occurs.
  • Interpret relevant engineering and manufacturing data and documentation to fulfil job responsibilities.
  • Understand the various roles and functions within the organisation and their interconnectedness.
  • Grasp the significance of ongoing review and improvement of organisational processes and procedures.

Entry requirements

You’ll usually need:

  • 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English, maths and science.

Assessment methods

  • An Occupational Competence Validation Interview (Viva) drawing from a portfolio of evidence of occupational competence
  • Professional competence assessment undertaken by independent assessor(s) from the relevant PEI/MIAA
  • Final employer endorsement of occupational and professional competence and overall completion of the apprenticeship

Restrictions and requirements

  • Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment.

Duration, level, subjects and potential salary upon completion

  • Duration: 42 months
  • Relevant school subjects: DT, maths, engineering
  • Potential salary upon completion: £26,000 per annum

Apprenticeship standard

More information about the Level 3 Engineering Technician standard can be found here.

Apprenticeship end point assessment

For more information about the End Point Assessment Process, please read the Institute of Apprenticeships’ information page.

Updated on February 5, 2024

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