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Bus and coach engineering manager

Managing the engineering work carried out on buses and coaches for bus and coach operators.

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
  • bus and coach engineering management principles - including best practice, emerging engineering standards, fleet maintenance, regulatory requirements and resource management
  • bus and coach engineering management practices - including data analysis, managing breakdown and maintenance issues and quality inspections
  • financial management - including budget, cost and stock control and setting and delivering targets
  • team management - including leadership, motivation and staff development, performance and resourcing
  • customer service - including building rapport, dealing with complaints and feedback and meeting expectations
  • communications - including active listening, relationship and stakeholder management and presentation and report writing skills
  • health and safety standards and legislation within a bus and coach environment - including Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), operator licensing and Traffic Commissioner requirements

None specified.

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.

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.