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Rail and Rail Systems Principal Engineer (degree)

Leading engineering teams that make railways safer and more reliable.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


7 (equivalent to master’s degree)

Typical length
48 months
Current funding band
Up to £24,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

What apprentices will learn
  • scientific, technical, engineering, mathematical and design principles
  • leading teams to work effectively
  • rail and rail systems engineering solutions
  • long-term rail business planning
  • creative and innovative development
  • rail safety

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

Professional registration

UK Standard for 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.