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High Speed Rail and Infrastructure Technician

Developing and applying new technologies to help build and operate high speed railways.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


4 (equivalent to certificate of higher education)

Typical length
36 months
Current funding band
Up to £21,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer. Some employers will expect candidates to have achieved level 3 maths or physics (equivalent to A level, AS level, international Baccalaureate diploma, level 3 NVQ).

What apprentices will learn
  • how the rail network is designed, built and maintained
  • background information about the role of high speed rail
  • understanding the latest engineering techniques
  • analysing data and information
  • project management and planning

Before taking their end-point assessment apprentices must have achieved level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSE grades 9 to 4 or A* to C)

Professional registration

Apprentices will be eligible to apply for registered Engineering Technician (EngTech) status.

End-Point Assessment
View a list of end-point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC) 0845 226 0350
More Information

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