Engineering Technician


Qualification level: 3

Typical duration: 42 months (excluding End-Point Assessment)

Offered at both our Birmingham and Doncaster campuses

Block release/day release/delivery in the workplace are available, subject to meeting demand and minimum numbers

The Engineering Technician Apprenticeship gives learners the skills required to design, build, service and repair a variety of engineering products and services, ranging across mechanical, electrical, electronic, electromechanical and fluid power components/systems.


Maximum funding (the maximum amount government will fund for apprenticeship training): £26,000

Apprenticeships are funded either via your apprenticeship levy (if your organisation has an annual PAYE bill of over £3m) or via the Education and Skills Funding Agency (who provide 95-100% funding depending on the size of your business).

Entry requirements

The employer sets the entry requirements for the programme, but apprentices will need to achieve Level 2 English and Maths (GCSE or equivalent at grade 4/C+) before taking their end-point assessment.

Apprentices will develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours necessary to become ‘Occupationally Competent’ in the role. The main themes of what they will learn include:

  • Health and safety
  • General engineering/manufacturing mathematical and scientific principles
  • Quality, compliance and testing
  • Solving engineering/manufacturing problems

Apprentices completing the apprenticeship will also:

  • Achieve an employer-approved Level 2 Foundation Competence qualification
  • Achieve an employer-approved Level 3 Development Competence qualification
  • Achieve an employer-approved Level 3 Development Technical Knowledge qualification
  • Be recognised by relevant Professional Engineering Institutions at the appropriate level of professional registration (EngTech).
  • Gain their English and Maths at Level 2 (if they don’t already hold them).