Engineering Technician Apprenticeship (Level 3)

Employment/Study IoT Course


The cost of an apprenticeship programme is funded by the employer and/or through government funding. Apprentices do not financially contribute towards the cost of their training.

For individuals wanting to begin a career within the Engineering industry. There are four pathways available. These are: Mechanical Manufacturing using practical skills for Mills, Lathes and Engineering drawing, Maintenance Engineering including mechanical and electrical maintenance tasks, interpreting documents and drawings Electronic/Electrical covering electrical maintenance and PLC (Programmable logic controllers) Technical Support Technician covering various aspects of the Engineering and Manufacturing functions including communication software, off line programming, quality control and inspection. Apprentices will achieve the following qualifications as part of their programme:
  1. A Level 2 Foundation Competence Qualification
  2. A Level 3 Development Technical Competence Qualification
  3. A Level 3 Development Technical Knowledge Qualification  

Entry Requirements

Apprentices must be employed within a relevant job role to undertake the programme. Employers will set entry criteria for their apprenticeship vacancies. If you do not already hold a minimum GCSE grade 4 in English and Maths or equivalent you will be required to study functional skills in these areas as part of your apprenticeship.

Assessment/Exam Information

Apprentices will be required to undertake an End Point Assessment which will consist of a professional discussion, a portfolio of evidence and an application to the IMechE (Institution of Mechanical Engineers).

What can I do next?

Progression on to Higher Level Degree Apprenticeships or HNC/HND.


If you have any questions or queries relating to apprenticeships, please contact the apprenticeship team Apprenticeships@swindon.ac.uk