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Level 4 Engineering Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship


Course Overview

Institute of Apprenticeships reference number: ST0841

This occupation is found in large and small engineering and manufacturing organisations providing products and services throughout a wide range of sectors, such as Automotive, Aerospace/Airworthiness, Chemical Processing, Land Systems, Marine, Maritime Defence, Materials Manufacturers and their respective supply chains. Research indicates that the sector needs to recruit approximately 124,000 engineers and technicians every year.

The broad purpose of the occupation is to provide specialist technical support for engineers, so that organisations can develop, produce or test new/existing products, processes, or procedures to meet a customer specification in terms of quality, cost and delivery, as efficiently and effectively as possible.  Engineering Manufacturing Technicians gather information and data from a range of sources and analyse the information/data. They will make decisions, solve problems and produce and/or update technical documentation, reports or specifications covering areas such as quality, reliability, production schedules/targets, costing or other technical documentation that informs others, either internally or externally what needs to be done such as how a product must be designed, manufactured, tested, modified, maintained, stored, transported, commissioned or decommissioned. 

The duration of this apprenticeship is typically 42 months of study.

Please refer to the Institute of Apprenticeships for full details of the Standard and End Point Assessment plan.

Course Content

Completed at college over 24 months: 

  • Year 1 Either Level 4 HNC in Electrical and Electronic Engineering or Level 4 HNC in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Year 2 The second year of the selected course.
  • If required English and/or math Level 2 Functional Skills.

Completed at the workplace over 42 months:

  • A work-based e-portfolio of evidence.
  • 20% off-the-job training (agreed upon by the employer and training provider).

Entry Requirement

Individual employers will set the selection criteria for their Apprenticeships. In order to optimise success candidates will typically have:

  • Five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above, including English, maths, science and technology or engineering-related subject, or 90+ credits in a Level 3 Engineering BTEC.


  • The college courses are assessed through the completion of college assignments and exams.
  • Workplace competency is assessed by the candidate completing a portfolio of evidence gathered from workplace activities.
  • Upon completion of the above training, you will be required to complete an end-point assessment.

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Course Outline

Course Code: EP15
Study Mode: Apprenticeship
Location: Basingstoke
Duration: 4 Years
Start Date: TBC.
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