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Composites Technician

Combining lighter and stronger alternatives to metals for use in manufacturing.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E)

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

None specified. Candidates will usually have achieved grade C or above GCSEs (or equivalent) in English, maths and a science or technology-based subject.

What apprentices will learn
  • understanding material types, characteristics and uses, manufacturing techniques, research and development, and waste reduction
  • understanding mathematical, scientific and engineering concepts and principles
  • using composite technician practices, including design, maintenance and testing
  • using specialist tools and equipment, including laminating machinery, metrology equipment, mould tools and technical drawings
  • communications, including presentation, written and verbal skills
  • health and safety practices and legislation within a manufacturing environment
  • level 3 engineering qualification as approved by the relevant professional body
Professional registration

Apprentices will be eligible for engineering tech (EngTech) status with the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and Institution of Mechanical Engineers on completing their apprenticeship.

End-Point Assessment
View a list of end-point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
IOM Communications 01476 513893
More Information

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