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Engineering Technician Level 3

Details of standard

Occupational profile

Highly skilled, complex work and must 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 service. Apply proven techniques and procedures to solve problems, Demonstrate effective communication in both technical and non-technical information.


The apprenticeship will typically take 42 – 48 months to complete


This apprenticeship standard is at Level 3.

Mandatory Qualifications

If Level 2 English and Maths has not already been achieved, these must be completed before taking the EPA.

All apprentices will be required to achieve as a minimum:

  • Level 2 Foundation Competence qualification
  • Level 3 Development Competence qualification
  • Level 3 Development Technical Knowledge qualification

Within each qualification there is a choice of units (mandatory and optional within knowledge & foundation route). Units can be tailored to an employer; this is agreed with employer and Assessor.

A Personal Development Programme will also be undertaken.

Our Engineering Team will visit businesses to discuss options/routes etc

Career progression

Completion of the Apprenticeship is designed to be recognised by relevant Professional Engineering Institutions. UCAS points awarded.

Potential career pathways include:

  • Marine Fitter
  • Marine Fabricator
  • Marine Electrician
  • Marine Pipeworker
  • Fluid Power Installation / Maintenance Engineer.

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