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Rail engineering advanced technician

Providing and managing the delivery of technical engineering solutions across the rail network.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


4 (equivalent to certificate of higher education)

Typical length
48 months
Current funding band
Up to £27,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

What apprentices will learn
  • complex rail engineering design and technical principles - including technological developments
  • problem solving by designing, developing and delivering engineering solutions and innovations
  • supervising and managing individuals, teams, tools, materials and equipment
  • project management - including business improvement, environmental impacts and risk management
  • business and commercial principles - including budgets, contracts, performance and stakeholder management
  • effective communication - including technical and management reporting
  • advanced specialist electrification, overhead line, telecomms, track, traction and rolling stock, rail system or signalling skills
  • health and safety procedures, regulations and legislation within a rail industry environment
  • level 4 rail engineering (competence)
  • level 4 rail engineering (technical knowledge)

Before taking their end-point assessment apprentices must:

  • achieve level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)
Professional registration

Apprentices will meet the requirements for registration as an engineering technician (EngTech) by the relevant professional engineering institutions.

End-Point Assessment
View a list of end-point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
Institution of Mechanical Engineers 020 7304 6970
The Institution of Engineering and Technology 01438 765526
More Information

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