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Senior Metrology Technician

Managing teams that use, design and repair equipment for taking measurements.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


5 (equivalent to foundation degree)

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

Set by employer. Must meet certain medical standards of physical health.

What apprentices will learn
  • identifying measurement needs
  • how to measure accurately and what can cause uncertain results
  • mathematical techniques, including statistics, data analysis and measurement calculations
  • decision making
  • leadership and coaching

Before taking their end-point assessment, apprentices must have achieved level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSE grades 3 to 1 or D to G)

Professional registration

Apprentices who complete this apprenticeship will be eligible to apply for Incorporated Engineer (IEng) and Registered Scientist (RSci) status.

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.