Rail engineering advanced technician
Providing and managing the delivery of technical engineering solutions across the rail network.
4 (equivalent to certificate of higher education)
- Typical length
- 48 months
- Current funding band
Up to £27,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
- Entry requirements
Set by employer.
- What apprentices will learn
- complex rail engineering design and technical principles - including technological developments
- problem solving by designing, developing and delivering engineering solutions and innovations
- supervising and managing individuals, teams, tools, materials and equipment
- project management - including business improvement, environmental impacts and risk management
- business and commercial principles - including budgets, contracts, performance and stakeholder management
- effective communication - including technical and management reporting
- advanced specialist electrification, overhead line, telecomms, track, traction and rolling stock, rail system or signalling skills
- health and safety procedures, regulations and legislation within a rail industry environment
- level 4 rail engineering (competence)
- level 4 rail engineering (technical knowledge)
Before taking their end-point assessment apprentices must:
- achieve level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)
- Professional registration
Apprentices will meet the requirements for registration as an engineering technician (EngTech) by the relevant professional engineering institutions.