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Embedded electronic systems design and development engineer

Designing and developing electronic circuits, devices and systems for a range of industries.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


6 (equivalent to bachelor's degree)

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

Set by employer.

Candidates will usually have A levels (or equivalent) in maths and at least 1 other science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) based subject (for example - computing, electronics or physics) as well as English GCSE at grade C or above.

What apprentices will learn
  • electrical theory and principles - including passive components, semiconductors and thermal management
  • analogue and digital circuit design - including designing for purpose and production and testing techniques
  • computer aided design (CAD), mathematical modelling and software programming
  • project management - including contingency, resource and time planning
  • business and commercial awareness and principles - including costs, overheads, margins and profits
  • working independently on their own initiative while working within a team environment
  • health and safety practices, standards and legislation within a product design environment
  • Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) accredited honours degree in electronics or electrical and electronic 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

This apprenticeship is recognised by the IET and other 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
More Information

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