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Road transport engineering manager

Managing the road transport engineering department of a bus, coach or commercial vehicle operator.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


4 (equivalent to certificate of higher education)

Typical length
36 months
Current funding band
Up to £9,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

Candidates will usually have a relevant level 3 bus and coach engineer apprenticeship (or equivalent) or experience working in an engineering supervisor role.

What apprentices will learn
  • planning fleet maintenance schedules
  • prioritisation of breakdown and maintenance issues
  • practical engineering solutions
  • legislation and industry best practice to reduce risks
  • preparing and managing an engineering department budget
  • methods to manage an engineering team

Apprentices without level 2 English and maths on entry will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment (GCSE grades 9 to 4 or A* to C)

Professional registration
  • engineering council
  • professional engineering competence
How apprentices are assessed

A government-approved organisation must assess apprentices towards the end of their apprenticeship.

This end-point assessment ensures apprentices achieve the skills, training and any qualifications necessary to complete their apprenticeship.

You can download the assessment plan from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education. There are no end-point assessment organisations for this apprenticeship yet. Please email if you urgently need an end-point assessment organisation.

More Information

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