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Railway engineering design technician

Provide technical support to engineers who design infrastructure and systems for railways.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


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

Typical length
36 months
Current funding band
Up to £18,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

Candidates will usually have at least 5 GCSEs at grades A* to C (or equivalent) including maths (grade B), English and science.

What apprentices will learn
  • methods used to design rail transport infrastructure, systems and equipment
    • technical and engineering principles used in rail transport systems
    • safe working practices and how to comply with them
    • how to write technical reports, follow technical drawing conventions and use engineering terminology

Before taking their end-point assessment, apprentices must achieve level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C).

Professional registration

None specified.

End-Point Assessment
View a list of end-point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
IRSE Enterprises Ltd 0207 808 1186
Institution of Mechanical Engineers 020 7304 6970
Institution of Civil Engineers 0207 665 2111
The Institution of Engineering and Technology 01438 765526
More Information

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