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.
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.