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Non-destructive testing engineering technician

Using specialist methods to detect cracks and other imperfections in manufactured components, including those that have been in service for a period of time.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E)

Typical length
36 months
Current funding band
Up to £18,000 per apprentice.
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Entry requirements

Set by employer, but apprentices must have good aided or unaided eyesight and fitness.

Candidates will usually have at least 3 GCSEs at grade C (or equivalent), including English and maths.

What apprentices will learn
  • relevant maths, including numerical and data analysis
  • 3 non-destructive testing methods, including gathering contextual information before testing
  • formula-based engineering and current technologies
  • using specialist materials, tools, equipment and technology
  • interpreting engineering or computer-aided design (CAD) drawings
  • applying the results of non-destructive testing to produce solutions
  • health and safety requirements
  • project management and supervising other staff

Apprentices must achieve non-destructive testing level 2 certification in 3 methods, in accordance with national and international standards.

Before taking their end-point assessment, apprentices must achieve level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C).

Professional registration

Successful apprentices can register with the Engineering Council (EngC) at engineering technician (EngTech) level.

End Point Assessment
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Organisation Phone Number Email
BINDT 01604 893811
More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.