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Engineer surveyor (level 4)

Inspecting a wide variety of equipment in workplaces such as football stadiums, the space industry, music events, the film industry, dockyards as well as factories, shops, quarries, hospitals and schools.

Equivalent to higher national certificate (HNC)
Typical duration
24 months
Apprenticeship category
Engineering and manufacturing
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Also known as
  • Competent person
  • Crane inspector
  • Electrical inspector
  • Engineer surveyor
  • Engineering inspector
  • LEV inspector
  • Lift inspector
  • LOLER inspector
  • Power press inspector
  • Statutory inspector
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Identify equipment defects - both common and complex - and take appropriate action to advise a compliant outcome
  • Use negotiating and influencing techniques to build and maintain customer relationships
  • Prepare succinct inspection reports using appropriate IT systems
  • Prepare Risk Assessments and apply Safe Systems of Work
  • Identify and manage risks of health, safety and welfare
  • Communicate professionally, effectively and appropriately - both verbally and in writing - with all stakeholders
  • Manage own time and tasks
  • Apply engineering science, to identify the behavioural characteristics of elements of static engineering systems, the behavioural characteristics of elements of dynamic engineering systems and AC and DC theory and use this knowledge to identify equipment defects and suggest solutions
  • Manage and diffuse potential conflicts
  • Interpret appropriate engineering mathematical formulae and compare results with actual on-board readings, data/calculations and inspection findings
  • Work competently and safely in the workplace to meet regulatory and legislative requirements

Full information on Engineer surveyor (level 4) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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