Bus and coach engineering technician
Carrying out a range of engineering work on buses and coaches for bus and coach operators.
3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E)
- Typical length
- 36 months
- Current funding band
Up to £18,000 per apprentice.
Warning The funding band maximum for this apprenticeship will change to £16,000 from 30 September 2019More information about funding
- Entry requirements
Set by employer.
Candidates will usually have an interest in buses and coaches, analytical, problem-solving, mechanical and written and verbal communication skills.
- What apprentices will learn
- bus and coach engineering principles - including fault finding, problem solving, preventative maintenance and vehicle testing standards
- bus and coach engineering practices - including attending and assessing roadside incidents, inspecting, diagnosing, repairing and testing vehicles and maintaining official records
- using engineering tools and equipment - including hand and power tools, engineering manuals and measuring and testing equipment
- specialist coach builder, electrical, mechanical or mechelec (combination of electrical and mechanical) skills
- health and safety standards and legislation within a bus and coach environment - including Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and operator licensing requirements
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 meets the standards of the relevant professional bodies of the Engineering Council (EngC).
On completing their apprenticeship, apprentices can apply to register as an engineering technician (EngTech) with a relevant professional body.
- End-Point Assessment
- More Information
The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.