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Rail engineering advanced technician

Providing and managing the delivery of technical engineering solutions across the rail network.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


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.


End Point Assessment

View a list of end point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
The Institution of Engineering and Technology 01438 765526
Institution of Mechanical Engineers 020 7304 6970