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Embedded electronic systems design and development engineer

Designing and developing electronic circuits, devices and systems for a range of industries.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


6 (equivalent to bachelor's degree)

Typical length
36 months
Current funding band
Up to £27,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

Candidates will usually have A levels (or equivalent) in maths and at least 1 other science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) based subject (for example - computing, electronics or physics) as well as English GCSE at grade C or above.

What apprentices will learn
  • electrical theory and principles - including passive components, semiconductors and thermal management
  • analogue and digital circuit design - including designing for purpose and production and testing techniques
  • computer aided design (CAD), mathematical modelling and software programming
  • project management - including contingency, resource and time planning
  • business and commercial awareness and principles - including costs, overheads, margins and profits
  • working independently on their own initiative while working within a team environment
  • health and safety practices, standards and legislation within a product design environment
  • Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) accredited honours degree in electronics or electrical and electronic engineering

Before taking their end-point assessment apprentices must:

  • achieve level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)
Professional registration

This apprenticeship is recognised by the IET and other relevant professional engineering institutions.


End Point Assessment

View a list of end point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
The Institution of Engineering and Technology 01438 765526