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High Speed Rail and Infrastructure Technician

Developing and applying new technologies to help build and operate high speed railways.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


4 (equivalent to certificate of higher education)

Typical length
36 months
Current funding band
Up to £21,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer. Some employers will expect candidates to have achieved level 3 maths or physics (equivalent to A level, AS level, international Baccalaureate diploma, level 3 NVQ).

What apprentices will learn
  • how the rail network is designed, built and maintained
  • background information about the role of high speed rail
  • understanding the latest engineering techniques
  • analysing data and information
  • project management and planning

Before taking their end-point assessment apprentices must have achieved level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSE grades 9 to 4 or A* to C)

Professional registration

Apprentices will be eligible to apply for registered Engineering Technician (EngTech) status.

End Point Assessment

There are no end point assessment organisations for this standard yet. There is a monthly application process for organisations interested in delivering end-point assessment. New organisations are added regularly.

If you have an urgent need to select an assessment organisation for this standard, please email with details.