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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.

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 if you urgently need an end-point assessment organisation.

More Information

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