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Composite Engineering

This information is taken from an apprenticeship framework. It sets out what qualifications the apprentice can achieve.

Warning This apprenticeship is closed to new starters from 1 August 2020

Summary of this apprenticeship framework

3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E)
Typical length
18 months
Current funding band
Up to £12,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements
Your chosen training provider can advise you about entry requirements for apprentices.
Suitable roles for apprentices
  • Carbon Fibre Pre Preg Technicians
  • Composite Assemblies Fitter
  • Composite Pattern Maker
  • Composite Technician
  • Composite Assembly Technician / Repair Technician
  • GRP Finisher/Laminator (Large Structures)
  • GRP Finisher/Laminator (Small Structures)
  • Manufacturing Process Engineer
  • Tooling Engineer
Your chosen training provider can advise you about the kinds of skills apprentices will learn.

Apprentices will achieve a practical (or 'competence') qualification:

  • NVQ Diploma in Composite Engineering
  • NVQ Extended Diploma in Composite Engineering

Apprentices will also achieve a theory-based (or 'knowledge') qualification:

  • BTEC Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering
  • BTEC Extended Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering
  • Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering
  • Diploma in Engineering
  • Diploma in Engineering Technology
  • Diploma in Marine Construction, Systems Engineering and Maintenance
  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Extended Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering

Your chosen training provider can advise you about the qualifications open to apprentices as they can change depending on individual and other circumstances.

Professional registration
None specified.