Level 6 – Control / Technical Support Engineer Degree Apprenticeship

Are you passionate about solving difficult problems? Let your creativity be free with a Control / Technical Support Engineer degree apprenticeship. You will learn and earn on the job whilst working towards becoming a Technical Engineering Graduate all debt-free!

Career progression & Recognised Professionally

This standard has been designed to meet the professional standards of the Engineering Council for initial registration as an Engineering Technician (Eng Tech) in partnership with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Further professional development and registration is subject to candidates successfully completing the appropriate learning, developing the appropriate competence, and undergoing professional review.

Apprenticeship Jobs & Entry Criteria

The Level 6 Control / Technical Support Engineer Apprenticeship will help you to develop a range of key skills in technical, engineering, and manufacturing. This will help unlock paths for your future job prospects! The typical job titles include Control support engineer, Technical support engineer, and Maintenance technician. The average salary for Technical Support Engineer jobs is £37,500!

If this sounds like something you are interested in doing then you can apply to enroll now! This can be done if you are eligible to meet the minimum entry requirements. Most requirements are set by employers however this can differ. It is also important that you can try to gain work experience as a volunteer or being able to set a great impression in an interview otherwise.

Individual employers will set the selection criteria for their Apprenticeships. In order to optimise success candidates will typically have 5 GCSE’s at Grade C or above, including Mathematics, English and a Science, Technology or Engineering related subject, as well as A Levels at grade C or above in both a Mathematical based subject and a Science, Technology, Engineering or additional Mathematics related subject, or 90+ credits in an Engineering BTEC at level 3.

English & Maths

Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the End-Point Assessment. For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement, the apprenticeship’s English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3. A British Sign Language (BSL) qualification is an alternative to the English qualification for those whose primary language is BSL.

Key Responsibilities of a Control Technical Support Engineer Apprenticeship

Control technical support engineer primarily assists in the smooth running of manufacturing activity in activities such as site maintenance. Typically they work closely with other production roles in a fast-paced and cost-conscious manufacturing environment, where complex problem-solving is key.

Duration of This Apprenticeship

Typically the duration of this apprenticeship is 5 to 6 years. This duration may differ depending on the candidate with previous relevant experience and/or already part qualified. Alternatively, this may also be a progression route from a relevant advanced apprenticeship.

Core Competencies of a Control / Technical Support Engineer Apprentice

You will need to develop a strong grasp of core engineering skills. This will not just benefit you in being able to demonstrate work tasks efficiently but be able to transfer your skills elsewhere and build on them even further. The skills that are required are:

  • Complying with statutory regulations and stringent organisational safety requirements
  • Using and interpreting a range of engineering data sources and supporting documentation
  • Understanding key performance indicators and using lean techniques to improve efficiency and effectiveness
  • Supporting installation, testing and commissioning of a wide range of equipment as needed
  • Carrying out complex fault diagnosis and repair on high technology-engineered systems
  • Maintaining mechanical, fluid and pneumatic power equipment
  • Maintaining electrical, electronic and process control equipment
  • Minimising machinery downtime by carrying out preventative planned maintenance
  • Confirmation testing and subsequent smooth handover of equipment and plan
  • Leading complex maintenance or technical support activities
  • Carrying out testing and calibration of instrumentation control equipment
  • Carrying out maintenance activities on electrical equipment.

This may seem a lot more complex however these are main objectives/competencies you will need to hit within the duration of your apprenticeship.

The Apprentice’s Behaviour & Attitude Towards Work

It is vital for the apprentice to have a set mindset and attitude especially in a modern high value engineering industries. This will ensure success in both your current and future roles as well as being able to meet the company’s targets. These are some of the key required behaviour:

  • Having a safety mindset as you will be working in high level risky activities
  • A strong work ethic
  • Problem Solving Orientation
  • Independent, Adaptablility, Team Player
  • Clear Communicator  
  • Applies Lean Manufacturing Principles
  • Commitment, Quality Focus, Self-Motivation

Control / Technical Support Engineer Exams & Knowledge

As a Control / Technical Support Engineer; it is important to be up to date with all the necessary knowledge. The apprentice would complete a HND or Foundation Degree which would provide the foundation stage of the knowledge elements in the competence qualification. This will support you further in understanding the requirements to operate effectively and efficiently at a high level within this sector of work. As a core the engineer needs to cover around 960 academic Guided Learning Hours, in order to have a solid grasp of:

  • Analytical, mathematic and scientific methods for engineers
  • Project design, implementation and evaluation
  • Instrumentation and control principles and applications
  • Mechanical, electrical, electronic, process control and digital principles and applications
  • Applications of pneumatics and hydraulics
  • Health, safety and risk assessment in engineering
  • Industrial control systems and applications
  • Materials and manufacturing processes
  • Product improvement and engineering project management

To confirm that you do understand this information and knowledge covered in your apprenticeship; you will need to:

  1. Complete all exams and assessments required to complete this apprenticeship
  2. A complete summative portfolio of evidence for your real work
  3. Synoptic project
  4. Show completion of required OTJ hours
  5. EPA interview

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Land-Based Service Engineering Technician

Agriculture Equipment

As a level 3 Land-Based Service Engineering Technician Apprentice, you will work outdoors and provide technical support and guidance for a variety of plant and equipment. You may work in industries such as agriculture, horticulture, forestry, and outdoor power. In this customer-facing role, you will use your own judgment to diagnose and fix complex problems in machinery, plant, and equipment. You may also mentor and supervise junior coworkers and give advice to customers on selecting machinery. Read on to find out more about this engineering apprenticeship.

Engineering Technician Entry Requirements

Employers set the selection criteria for their apprentices. This is usually 4 GCSEs at grade C or equivalent, including Maths, English, and Science. It is helpful to have a good understanding of Information and Communication Technology.

If you don’t have level 2 Maths and English, you’ll need to achieve this before taking the end-point assessment (EPA). If you already have a level 2 apprenticeship and meet the employer’s criteria, you may be able to complete the level 3 apprenticeship in a shorter timeframe.

The duration of the apprenticeship is typically between 36 and 48 months, with a review after 3 years. The specific title of the apprenticeship may vary depending on the industry, such as Agricultural Engineering Technician or Forestry Equipment Technician.

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Engineering Technician Knowledge Requirements

Technicians will have a vast knowledge and understanding upon completion of the apprenticeship. This includes:

  • Completing a risk assessments.
  • Identifying, using and caring for diagnostics tools and equipment.
  • Interpreting wiring and hydraulic circuit diagrams.
  • Diagnosing and repairing complex technological systems
  • Recording and communicating information both manually and electronically, such as diagnostic data, machinery condition or repair proposals and quotes.
  • Accessing and interpreting data
  • Understanding the influence of operational conditions in the diagnosis and repair of technology.
  • Working professionally and engaging in continual professional development.

Engineering Technician Skill Requirements

Apprentices will learn the skills to do the following upon completion of the apprenticeship:

  • Be able to follow procedures and work safely.
  • Explain complex technical matters to customers.
  • Look professional as an individual and a team.
  • Install and handover machinery, plant and equipment.
  • Conduct advanced maintenance
  • Carry out diagnostic and repairs to manufacturers specification.
  • Compile technical reports.
  • Maintain both hydraulic and electronic equipment.
  • Minimise downtown through preventative maintenance.

Who Should You Be?

To succeed in the Land-Based Service Engineering Apprenticeship, you should have strong problem-solving skills and be logical. It’s important to have a strong work ethic, a positive attitude, and a focus on delivering quality work. Safety is a top priority, and you should be responsible for yourself and others.

It’s helpful to be able to work independently, however, being a team player is also important. Good communication skills with your team and the ability to explain complex topics to customers are essential.

You should be adaptable and able to handle new situations and technology in different working environments. Finally, aligning with the company’s goals will help you contribute to profitability.


In conclusion, if this sounds interesting, then this could be the apprenticeship for you. Being able to get your teeth stuck into difficult technical problems and thinking on your feet, all whilst being on location with customers. Most importantly, you will be able to earn while you learn before ending the apprenticeship with a qualification and a great career.

For more detail, take a look at the Land-Based Service Engineering Technician assessment plan.

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Electrical or electronic technical support engineer apprenticeship (degree)

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Engineering is a crucial factor in our day-to-day lives, whether it’s infrastructure or simply reading this site. With an Electrical technical support Engineering apprenticeship (degree) you can bring products to life and resolve manufacturing problems. Leading to various possible career paths, gain the hands-on experience of being a technical support engineer whilst you study.

So why this course and is it the next step for you? we will delve into the requirements for this course and what to expect!

Does this role suit me?

This role is perfect if you are incredibly hands-on, your day-to-day role will consist of testing electrical equipment and electronic circuits. Through this role, you will maintain and improve electrical equipment and systems to enhance user quality – ensure that products are to a safe standard.

A great role if you are logically minded. A good Electronic Technical support engineer needs to excel at problem-solving, have high-quality standards, and focus as well as a safety mindset.

Here are some other skills Electronic Technical Support Engineer Apprentices need to have-

  • Strong work ethic
  • Personal responsibility and resilience
  • Clear communication skills
  • Team player
  • Ability to apply manufacturing principles to work
  • Adaptability
  • Self-motivation
  • Willingness to learn
  • commitment

What’s involved?

This course is split into two phases, designed to get the most out of your learning and practical experience.

The first is intensive off-the-job training, which is focused on developing your skills knowledge and behaviour. This also allows you to gain hands-on working experience in the real-life workplace.

Set time will be given to each apprentice to learn everything from basic to complex engineering operations and practice – in the form of Vocational Guided learning hours. These hours let you develop various techniques tailored to your department, to ensure you are comfortable carrying out tasks under test conditions. Alongside this, a foundation degree is completed.

The second phase consists of putting these vocational learning hours into practice to evidence your ability to work individually. Furthermore this is designed to hone your adaptability and quick learning skills so you can effectively function and operate with minimal instruction, whether this is new equipment or working environments.

This final project is signed off by the employer to confirm that the apprentice is ready as a competent Electrical or Electronic Technical Support Engineer. This second phase of training is completed alongside the BSc(Hons) or BEng (Hons) degree in engineering, allowing the apprentice to build on skills learnt in the foundation degree.

Phase one

  • Complete foundation degree
  • Job training focused on developing skills and knowledge
  • 1400 vocational learning hours

Phase two

  • Complete BSc(Hons) or BEng(Hons) degree in Engineering
  • Practical application of Vocational Learning hours
  • Employer sign off

How long does it take to become a qualified Technical Support engineer?

The length of this technical support engineer apprenticeship may vary from person to person depending on existing experience or training. Though for most people overall this apprenticeship will take 5 to 6 years to complete. Whilst this is a long time period, this course allows you to work and study at a higher education level – providing you with the opportunity to undertake an HND or a foundation degree.

What do I need to be a Technical support engineer apprentice?

  • 5 GCSEs – C or above (including maths, English, science or a engineering related subject)
  • A Levels Grade C or above ( in a mathematics-based subject and a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics-related subject) OR 90+ credits in engineering BTEC at level 3
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Where will the future take me ?

Many jobs and avenues can be explored after attaining the Electrical support engineer qualification. These jobs include progressing further within the company you’re at through achieving higher leadership roles and further managerial roles.

Whilst other opportunities that can be attained include:

  • Acoustic Consultant
  • Broadcast engineer
  • CAD Technician
  • Design Engineer

The average technical support engineer Salary once qualified is £ 31,771( as of December 2022) making this career path a good industry to enter into.

In conclusion, the Technical Support engineer apprenticeship is a perfect way to gain valuable industry experience whilst achieving quality training and qualifications at the same time. By gaining practical insight into how electrical engineering works, you can progress your career and develop your skills in electrical engineering.

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Engineering Manufacturing Technician Career Paths

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Are you looking to become an engineering manufacturing technician apprentice or currently in a training programme? If you answered yes to either of these, then it’s great to plan ahead and start looking at possible careers for your next steps. In this blog, we go through our top 3 career paths for engineers after their apprenticeship.

Costing engineer

As it says in the job role title, this career is focussed of the cost of working. Before working on a job, the costing engineer prices up the job based on the work that needs doing, tools required, and an approximate time that it would take to complete this job. This role is highly important, so the engineers know what they’re working with. They keep track of the project and ensure that the tools and project remain within the budget and is cost effective for the task they are completing.

Costing engineering is a great role to go into. You have high stakes in how engineering products go ahead by collecting data, analytics, proposals, and specifications for the engineer’s work and create templates for how the work will be competed, analysing the job again at the end to make sure that the budget was well kept, and everything went according to plan.

The required skills to become a costing engineer are good communication, negotiation, and influencing skills in order to work with the client to get what they want and the price you require. You also need to have good analysis skills, project management, and be good financially, knowing what prices things so nothing is over or under charged. Finally, you also need to be able to interpret technical data and be able to translate that to the other workers in your team, alongside the client.

With all of these, you’re on the path to becoming a costing engineer.

Production support engineer

Within this role, you are responsible for a lot of the faults or troubleshooting errors that may occur before or during jobs. They respond to any requests sent in my clients to ensure everything on there is up to scratch and ready for the engineers to go in and work on the job at hand. Once these errors have been found, they talk to the engineers about the issue, so they know for the current job and the future, as well as recording them on the system so these any faults that occur, don’t occur again or as regularly in the future. With these problems found, they work to find solutions or improvements that could be used – planning, designing, and testing their ideas. Production support engineers play a huge role in engineering, always having a job to do.

In order to become a production support engineer, you need to ensure that you have the required skills in order to do the job effectively and safely. These are problem solving in order to always find the correct solution that will take place of the fault and work safely. You also need to ensure that your customer service skills are highly trained so you can communicate with clients, receive feedback, and do all this in a professional and polite manner. Finally, you need to have a trained eye with a lot of attention to detail and technical expertise, so any errors or faults are resolved in a high-quality and timely manner.

Highly skilled, organised, confident, and calm? Maybe the production support engineer role is for you.

Process engineer

The role of a process engineer is very important in the engineering world. As a process engineer, you transform raw materials into everyday product by designing, implementing, controlling, and optimising the manufacturing process. Whilst doing this, you also ensure that the role that you are doing is time efficient, in order to get tasks done and tested before the job. You also have to ensure that you are cost effective, so you are not over exceeding the budget required. On top of all of this, you also work to ensure that what you do produce coincides with the health and safety standards.

This job, much like all engineering jobs, have a certain set of skills that are required in order to work effectively. These include problem solving. When something goes wrong while designing or creating, you have to ensure that you can figure out what the problem is and how it can be resolved in a timely matter to ensure all materials are ready when necessary. This also requires critical thinking. You also need to ensure that you have a good attention to detail so your products are to the highest standard possible, matching or exceeding the company standard for better customer reviews.

With these, you could be a process engineer after your apprenticeship.


Overview of the role

Material process engineering is found in a wide variety of Thermal Process related fields. This includes Casting, Forging, Machining, Coating, Heat treatment, and Surface Finishing processes. This specialist area is also found in many industries where materials and their techniques are fundamental to the technology. This is as diverse as Medical, Defence, Energy, Oil and Gas, Aerospace, and Nuclear.

Material Process Engineer

Daily Responsibilities

Daily tasks include interactions with all departments within the company. This is at a range of levels within the departments depending on the project being worked on. The main focus will be on the Engineering team and working alongside the Operations team. To fulfill most projects links to finance, supply chain, and customer support are a part of day-to-day tasks. As the projects broaden strong communication with the wider external customer will increase to support sales activity during technical project discussions.

Core occupation duties

The core duties included within the job include the following:

  1. Taking lead on multiple new product introductions or process improvement engineering projects. This would mean working closely with the operations and engineering teams to prioritise projects in line with any business or customer priority changes
  2. Taking responsibility for the creation of process rules that will ensure the product definition is capable of being manufactured, assembled, and repaired in line with project timescales.
  3. Liaising directly with customers to lay down working project requirements, status, and action plans
  4. Leading the process to improve new and existing manufacturing processes utilising the latest techniques and practices.
  5. Performing, implementing, and reviewing the processes’ risk and mitigation activities utilising tools to manage product quality and cost.
  6. Understanding manufacturing engineering production methods, control strategies, and quality issues related to the manufacture of products
  7. Identifying, implementing, and sharing best practices on global methods, and systems to support design, cost, and quality targets
  8. Providing expert materials advice to inform and guide the commercial teams
  9. Evaluating the latest technological advances and providing short and long-term implications for the business.
  10. Accurately reviewing customer drawings, and specifications ensuring compliance when creating work instructions and other internal documentation.
  11. Working with all stakeholders to ensure compliance with quality, environmental, and Health, and Safety policies
  12. Creating detailed process instructions including inspection requirements, design, and procuring tooling and fixtures to help production activities or to improve productivity.
  13. Delivering stable and capable processes to an agreed customer specification ensuring there are actions in place to support this.
  14. Producing technical reports as required during interim phases and at the completion of the project.
  15. Marketing and representing the company at customer technical meetings and at local/international conferences and events
  16. Leading, mentoring, and managing teams highlighting the importance of networking, communication, and taking personal responsibility in delivering products to a customer
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Manufacturing Technology and Management MSc- Level: 7 (non-degree qualification)

English and Maths

Apprentices without level 2 English and Maths need to achieve this level prior to taking the End-Point Assessment. For those with an education, health and care plan, or a legacy statement, the apprenticeship’s English and Maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3. A British Sign Language (BSL) qualification is an alternative to the English qualification for those whose primary language is BSL.

Additional details

Occupational Level: 7 & Duration (months): 24

Professional Recognition

This standard aligns with the following professional recognition:

  • Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining for C.Eng
  • Institution of Mechanical Engineers for C Eng
  • Chartered Society of Designers for Chartered Designer
  • Institute of Metal Finishing for Chartered and Incorporated Engineers
  • Institute of Cast Metal Engineers for Chartered and Incorporated Engineers
  • NSIR for CEng

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Non-destructive testing engineering

Non destructive testing engineering

Ever heard of a Level 3 Non-destructive testing engineering technician apprenticeship before? Yes, Level 3 Non-destructive testing engineering technician apprenticeships are available. These apprenticeships provide individuals with the opportunity to learn the skills and techniques necessary to become a qualified Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Engineering Technician. Apprenticeship programs are designed to provide hands-on training in a variety of NDT techniques, as well as theoretical knowledge of the principles and practices of NDT.

Course Overview:

This is a level 3 apprenticeship and the duration of this apprenticeship is 36 months. In the non-destructive testing sector, Apprentices are required to achieve industry-recognized NDT Level 2 certification in three methods in accordance with national and international standards.

What is NDT?

Non-destructive testing (NDT) is a type of testing used to evaluate the properties of a material, component, or system without causing damage. NDT is often used to detect, characterize, or measure the presence of flaws or discrepancies. Common NDT methods include radiographic testing, ultrasonic testing, eddy current testing, magnetic particle testing, acoustic emission testing, and visual testing.

A Non-Destructive Testing Engineering Technician is responsible for performing a variety of non-destructive testing techniques to evaluate the integrity of metals and other materials. The technician is responsible for inspecting, testing, and evaluating the materials for any defects or flaws.

Typical Job titles for this role include – Testing Engineer and Test Technician.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Inspect and test materials for flaws and defects using a variety of non-destructive testing techniques such as eddy current, radiographic, ultrasonic, acoustic emission, and infrared thermography.
  • Perform routine and complex inspections of welds and other components using established procedures.
  • Analyse test results and evaluate defects to determine whether they are acceptable or require additional testing.
  • Interpret and analyse complex test results and recommend corrective actions.
  • Communicate results to customers and management.
  • Maintain records and prepare written reports of test results.
  • Maintain and calibrate non-destructive testing equipment.
  • Maintain a safe work environment in accordance with governmental regulations and company policies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

NDT Skills:

  • Non-destructive testing engineering technicians must possess a variety of skills, including technical knowledge, problem-solving ability, and excellent communication. They must also be able to work with complex machinery and equipment, be detail-oriented, and can analyse data accurately and quickly.
  • In addition to these technical skills, non-destructive testing engineering technicians should also have strong interpersonal skills. They must be able to work effectively with other technicians and engineers, as well as with customers. They must also be able to work independently and be self-motivated. 
  • Non-destructive testing engineering technicians must also be able to follow strict safety protocols, as they will often be working with dangerous materials. They must also be able to keep accurate records of their work and be able to troubleshoot any problems that arise.

Entry Requirements: 

Employers will set their criteria; however, apprentices must have a minimum of three GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade C or above, including English and mathematics. Those without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level before taking the end-point assessment. In addition, you must have good unaided or aided eyesight to pass the mandatory NDT eyesight test, and you must be physically fit for industrial work.

Please apply for this role if the information above appeals to you and you are interested in earning while you learn. In the engineering and manufacturing industry, there are plenty of opportunities for job progression after graduation.

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Building Services Engineering Technician Apprenticeship

Are you interested in working in the construction and engineering industry? Do you want to build the environments in which we live and work? Whilst also gaining a Level 3 engineering apprenticeship? If so, this may be the role you’ve been looking for.


Building services engineers typically work for clients, consultancies, contractors or suppliers and manufacturers in different phases of building services projects. Technicians will support each organisation type in different

As a technician, you will work on a variety of buildings across the built environment. This includes residential, schools, healthcare facilities and hospitals, retail outlets, offices, restaurants, cinemas, museums etc. Also, infrastructure projects such as transport hubs, stations, ports, airports, power plants, water, and waste facilities.

Your purpose will be to bring life to and connect the buildings we live and work in and ensure they meet the needs of those they need to accommodate. In addition to providing comfort, safety, and efficiency in compliance with environmental safety.

You will assist in the delivery of building services which can be mechanical (heating, ventilation, and cooling), electrical (power, lighting etc), and public health (water services and drainage).

Responsibilities and requirements of the role:

  • Consider the safety and security for both people and equipment throughout buildings
  • Review the efficiency and sustainability of a project e.g. energy usage, water supply and management and communication networks which aid integrated systems and buildings.
  • Examine the comfort and control of a project like heating, ventilation, lighting, acoustics etc.
  • Apply engineering principles and techniques in the preparation, production and presentation of diagrams and documentation related to the engineering solutions
  • Use a range of tools and techniques, including analysis software and digital data modelling systems to assess and secure management of the engineering information.
  • Contribute to planning, designing, programming, management and delivery of engineering activities whilst adhering to timescales and budgets.
  • Assist in site inspections or surveys and report progress against project plans or technical aspects of the design.
  • Take responsibility of planning and organising their own work and contribute to the management of projects using business processes, procedures and methods of working.
  • Ability to use their own judgement when undertaking the occupational duties and applying technical knowledge, skills and behaviours in a range of contexts and environments.


Apprentices must have level 2 English and Maths to complete the End-Point Assessments. Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the End-Point Assessment. For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement, the apprenticeship’s English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3. A British Sign Language (BSL) qualification is an alternative to the English qualification for those whose primary language is BSL.

Other Mandatory Qualifications:

All apprentices will be required to achieve as a minimum, one of these mandatory qualifications. These qualifications have been approved by one of the professional engineering institutions as meeting the learning outcomes for Engineering Technician (EngTech). Other qualifications may be added at a later date, but must achieve approval from one of the professional engineering institutions licenced by the Engineering Council and meet the Institute’s criteria for inclusion.

  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Building Services Engineering. Level: 3. Ofqual regulated.
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Building Services Engineering. Level: 3. Ofqual regulated.
  • EAL Level 3 Electrotechnical Qualification. Level: 3. Ofqual regulated.
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge). Level: 3. Ofqual regulated.
  • City and Guilds Level 3 Electrotechnical Qualification. Level: 3. Ofqual regulated.

Professional recognition

This standard aligns with the following professional recognition:

  • Engineering Council for Engineering Technician (EngTech)

Additional details

Occupational Level: 3

Duration (months): 32

Review: This apprenticeship standard will be reviewed after three years

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Level 2 Apprenticeship in Building Services

Role Overview

A building services engineering installer works on making buildings work. Installing heating and cooling components in industrial and commercial buildings.

Details of the role

If you’re interested in engineering and wish to get hands on experience working with professionals then this might just be the apprenticeship for you. In short terms, a building services engineer makes buildings work and function efficiently. Within engineering, a building services engineer is a specialist sector which centers around the installation of large scale industrial and commercial systems. This therefore consists of things such as: heating, hot water, chilled water, and cold water that are used for heating work places. If this sounds like something you might be good at then this might just be the apprenticeship for you! Read on further to find out in more detail the types of skills required for this role and what for.

As a building service engineer you will need to:

  • Understand how components work in the system and how they relate to one another
  • Plan allocated work tasks to install system components
  • Undertake allocated tasks and test different components
  • Assist in pre-commission testing
  • Undertake allocated work tasks in decommission testing

What skills do you need?

  • The ability to work safely and adhere to safe working practices at all times
  • Understanding of the basic scientific principles of building services: Measurement, force and pressure, heat and power, materials, electricity
  • Understanding of environmental protection measures
  • Understand how to effectively prepare and plan installation work
  • Understand the installation process and how it is effectively and successfully applied

Required qualities/behaviors

  • Communicating effectively and appropriately with team members
  • Time management and co-operation with team members
  • Working ethically
  • Responsible and enthusiastic attitude towards work

How long is the apprenticeship?

The average duration of the Level 2 Apprenticeship in Building Services is 24 months. This means that candidates gain a large amount of hands on experience which is great to take on as they move on further in their engineering career.

What qualifications are required for this role?

There are only a few entry level requirements needed for this role. Apprentices must have achieved Level 1 English and Maths before having started this role. Level 2 is also required however, can be completed throughout the duration of their time on the apprenticeship as long as the qualification is achieved before their EPA (End Point Assessment).

Professional Development

Another important aspect whilst completing this apprenticeship is keeping up with the current trends and changes in technology and processes in building services engineering, as these are ever changing and always developing. There are many useful resources that apprentices can use in order to keep up to date with changes. These consist of short course, conferences , and also workshops. A good website to use is https://www.acenet.co.uk/ , which provides opportunities in:

  • design legislation
  • changes in standards
  • amendments to UK building regulations
  • UK/EU health and safety regulations.


To conclude, The Level 2 Apprenticeship in Building Services is a great opportunity to build up useful skills and train in a great area of Engineering as from you have the opportunity to upskill and further progress to more senior roles within the industry.

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Level 3 Engineering Technician Apprenticeship in the Leisure and Entertainment industry

Engineering Technician Apprenticeships in the Leisure and Entertainment industry - Earn while you earn

Would you like to earn while you learn? You can successfully achieve a level 3 qualification as well as full time on the job experience. Are you interested in the landing yourself in an Engineering Technician Apprenticeship? If yes, this might be the perfect opportunity for you to gain exposure in real life day to day activities!

What is the Leisure and Entertainment Sector?

Do you want to be responsible for the safe maintenance of park rides, machinery, and equipment? This is exactly what the sector entails! It is an exciting field to kick start your career and offers a wide range of opportunities that are not found in other sectors of work. Are you interested in learning about the engineering infrastructure of rides and attractions? You could potentially be working on the biggest theme parks – doesn’t this sound like the best job! Technicians play a vital role in maintaining the safety of rides which contributes massively to the customer experience.

What are the entry requirements for the Engineering Technician apprenticeship?

The entry requirements for the Engineering Technician Apprenticeship are typically as follows:

  • 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above – Including Maths and English
  • Must be 16 or over
  • Not already in full time education
  • Have a right to work in the UK

What will you learn to become a well-trained Engineering Technician?

There are so many opportunities to learn and develop your understanding of the Engineering industry! You will deliver outstanding customer user experience and gain skills in the following activities, for example, fault finding and diagnostic tests regularly, ensure all maintenance activities are conducted safely and comply with strict legislations. Above all, the qualification you will gain will equip you with the breadth of both mechanical and electrical engineering roles Consequently, you will receive two for the price of one, this is a great opportunity for you.

  • The Entertainment and Leisure industry and your role within it
  • Learn the principles of fault finding on rides and attractions
  • Principles of First Aid and supporting the evacuation of customers if there was a fault on the ride
  • Instrumentation and control principles and applications
  • Aligning to the Health, Safety, and Risk Assessment standards
  • Analytical, scientific, and mathematical methods to implement in your everyday role

Want to learn more about the industry?

The useful infographic below will provide you with a further insight into what you will be learning in the apprenticeship. Secondly, it will show whether you are willing to develop in these areas below to become an excellent trained Engineer!

List of the behaviours that you will learn doing an Engineering Technician Apprenticeship
Do these behaviours match with your individual characteristics?

Employment post the completion of your apprenticeship

Most importantly. you will be highly employable once you have completed your apprenticeship and earnt your recognised qualification. It’s important to realise that there are various roles you can go into including these:

  • Engineering Technicians
  • Maintenance Engineering Technicians
  • Electrical Engineering Technicians
  • Mechanical Engineering Technicians
  • Multi-skilled Engineering Technician
  • Ride Technicians

Companies you could be working with during your Engineering Technician Apprenticeship

There are many attraction companies you could potentially be working for. You can find out more information by using the links below to find out if this is something you would like to pursue as a career:


In conclusion, you can see that choosing this apprenticeship is an excellent chance for you to get yourself in the industry whilst gaining a nationally recognised qualification standard without the trouble of getting yourself into debt! Moreover, the apprenticeship will open many doors in the industry and therefore lead you to a successful career ahead. As shown above, the Engineering industry is an exciting one to be in as there are lots of opportunities to get involved in. Lastly, the apprenticeship will equip you with the main building blocks to boost your understanding and knowledge and after all become a well-rounded technician.

“The Engineering Technician Apprenticeship has been one of the best experiences I have ever done, there is so much to learn, and I’ve had the best opportunities to work on maintaining the safety of massive theme parks! As a result of my apprenticeship, I have landed myself in a full time role as a multi-skilled Engineering Technician.”

Jerry Smith
Alumni Apprentice

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