Apprenticeship standard: Engineering Technician

Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard

Apprenticeship standard: Engineering Technician

Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard

Course Code: APL3ET Duration: 3 Years Attendance: Apprenticeship Location: Farnborough Campus Start Date: 09/09/2024    


About the course

Engineering Technicians are predominantly involved in highly skilled, complex work and must, as a minimum be able to:

  • Apply safe systems of working

  • Make a technical contribution to either the design, development, quality assurance, manufacture, installation, commissioning, decommissioning, operation or maintenance of products, equipment, systems, processes or services

  • Apply proven techniques and procedures to solve engineering/manufacturing problems

  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills in communicating both technical and non-technical information

  • Have a commitment to continued professional development

Engineering Technicians take responsibility for the quality and accuracy of the work they undertake within the limits of their personal authority. They also need to be able to demonstrate a core set of behaviours in order to be competent in their job role, complement wider business strategy and development. This will enable them to support their long term career development.

Engineered and manufactured products and systems that Engineering Technicians work on could involve mechanical, electrical, electronic, electromechanical and fluid power components/systems.


These are the current pathways we offer for the Engineering Technician apprenticeship:-

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Your course

What modules are covered?

What does the apprenticeship cover?

The L2 qualification within the Engineering Technician will be delivered over 1 ½ days in the first year and then one day per week in subsequent years. For the Machinist pathyway, it is two days per week for the first year. 

  • The apprenticeship is made up of Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours.
  • Knowledge is taught within college.
  • Skills are taught within the workplace. You will need to generate a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate the following skills:
    • Obtaining, checking and using the appropriate documentation (such as job instructions, drawings, quality control documentation).
    • Working safely at all times, complying with health, safety and environmental legislation, regulations and organisational requirements.
    • Planning and where applicable obtaining all the resources required to undertake the work activity.
    • Undertaking the work activity using the correct processes, procedures and equipment.
    • Carrying out the required checks (such as quality, compliance or testing) using the correct procedures, processes and/or equipment.
    • Dealing promptly and effectively with engineering/manufacturing problems within the limits of their responsibility using approved diagnostic methods and techniques and report those which cannot be resolved to the appropriate personnel.
    • Completing any required documentation using the defined recording systems at the appropriate stages of the work activity.
    • Restoring the work area on completion of the activity and where applicable return any resources and consumables to the appropriate location.
  • You will be taught about expected behaviours for the industry and general employment.
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Maths (if required).
  • End point assessment is the final stage of your apprenticeship and you must pass this to achieve your apprenticeship. It is the chance to show the skills, knowledge and behaviours you have gained throughout your apprenticeship.

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Your future

What Next?

Completion of the Apprenticeship is designed to be recognised by relevant Professional Engineering Institutions at the appropriate level of professional registration (EngTech). In the case of the Military specific pathway in the Aircraft Maintenance Fitter/Technician Standard, professional competence will be recognised by the Military Independent Assessment Authority (MIAA).

You may also have the opportunity to progress onto the Engineering Manufacturing Technician (Level 4 Apprenticeship Standard)

Entry Requirements

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

Entry requirements include GCSE grade C/4 and above in Maths and English or equivalent.

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