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Non-destructive testing engineering technician

Using specialist methods to detect cracks and other imperfections in manufactured components, including those that have been in service for a period of time.

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, but apprentices must have good aided or unaided eyesight and fitness.

Candidates will usually have at least 3 GCSEs at grade C (or equivalent), including English and maths.

What apprentices will learn
  • relevant maths, including numerical and data analysis
  • 3 non-destructive testing methods, including gathering contextual information before testing
  • formula-based engineering and current technologies
  • using specialist materials, tools, equipment and technology
  • interpreting engineering or computer-aided design (CAD) drawings
  • applying the results of non-destructive testing to produce solutions
  • health and safety requirements
  • project management and supervising other staff

Apprentices must achieve non-destructive testing level 2 certification in 3 methods, in accordance with national and international standards.

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

Professional registration

Successful apprentices can register with the Engineering Council (EngC) at engineering technician (EngTech) level.

End-Point Assessment
View a list of end-point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
BINDT 01604 893811
TWI Certification Ltd 01223899614
More Information

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