Acoustics technician (level 4)
Understanding the science of sound and vibration propagation and applying this to work areas relevant to their employer’s working practices.
- Qualification level
Equivalent to higher national certificate (HNC).
- Typical duration
- 24 months
- Apprenticeship category
- Construction and the built environment
- Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
- Also known as
- Acoustics Calibration Engineering Technician
- Acoustics Laboratory Technician
- Acoustics Product Design Technician
- Architectural and Environmental Acoustics Technician
- Supporting Environmental Health Practitioner for noise
Skills an apprentice will learn
- Identify risk of activities and apply safe working practices both in laboratory and site environments.
- Plan, measure, analyse and report acoustic data.
- Operate acoustic modelling software appropriate to their organisation.
- Operate Computer Aided Design software packages.
- Calibrate, operate and maintain acoustic equipment to maintain the appropriate British Standards (e.g. BS EN 61672-2: 2014 Electroacoustics, Sound Level Meters).
- Undertake acoustics calculations manually and using spreadsheets.
- Apply standards and guidance in the context of acoustics including those related to the built environment, construction, and laboratory/on-site testing.
- Listen critically and interpret sound correctly.
- Communicate effectively, contributing to meetings and presenting information in a variety of ways including oral and written.
- Produce succinct and understandable reports for the end user.
- Think critically, analyse and clearly present the outputs of acoustic information.