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Control / technical support engineer

Assuring that manufacturing runs smoothly in areas such as site maintenance.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard

Level

6 (equivalent to bachelor's degree)

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

Set by employer.

Candidates will usually have:

  • 5 GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) in maths, English and a science, technology or engineering related subject
  • A levels at grade C or above in a maths-based subject and a science, technology, engineering or another maths-related subject (or 90+ credits in an engineering BTEC at level 3)
What apprentices will learn
  • using and interpreting engineering data
  • installation, testing and commissioning of equipment and fault diagnosis and repair
  • maintaining mechanical, fluid and pneumatic power equipment
  • maintaining electrical, electronic and process control equipment
  • minimising machinery downtime by carrying out preventative planned maintenance
  • leading complex maintenance or technical support activities
  • carrying out testing and calibration of instrumentation control equipment
  • academic knowledge from a relevant degree
Qualifications

Apprentices will achieve a BSc (Hons) or BEng (Hons) in 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

The apprenticeship has been designed to meet the professional standards of the Engineering Council (EngC) for initial registration as an engineering technician (Eng Tech) in partnership with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).

How apprentices are assessed

A government-approved organisation must assess apprentices towards the end of their apprenticeship.

This end-point assessment ensures apprentices achieve the skills, training and any qualifications necessary to complete their apprenticeship.

You can download the assessment plan from the Institute for Apprenticeships. There are no end-point assessment organisations for this apprenticeship yet. Please email apprentice.assessment@education.gov.uk if you urgently need an end-point assessment organisation.

More Information

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