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Automation and Controls Engineering Technician

Installing and maintaining hardware and software for automation systems.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


4 (equivalent to certificate of higher education)

Typical length
48 months
Current funding band
Up to £14,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

What apprentices will learn
  • be part of a multidisciplinary team and work with stakeholders
  • hardware and software specific to industrial networks and control systems
  • different programming tools, languages and techniques
  • how to test and validate automation and control systems

Apprentices must have achieved the following before taking their end-point assessment:

  • level 2 English and maths (GCSE grades 9 to 4 or A* to C)
  • A level 4 technical engineering qualification in one or more from:
  • electrical or electronic engineering
  • general engineering
  • manufacturing engineering
  • operations engineering
Professional registration
  • Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET)
  • Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
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.