Engineering Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship (AFENG)

Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies

Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies
Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code BC129
Qualification Type Apprenticeship
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Engineering Technicians in the Aerospace, Aviation, Automotive, Maritime Defence and wider Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Sector are predominantly involved in highly skilled, complex work and must, as a minimum be able to:

Apply safe systems of working

Make a technical contribution to either the design, development, quality assurance, manufacture, installation, commissioning, decommissioning, operation or maintenance of products, equipment, systems, processes or services

Apply proven techniques and procedures to solve engineering/manufacturing problems

Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills in communicating both technical and non-technical information

Have a commitment to continued professional development

Profession progression from this apprenticeship are into

Mechatronics Maintenance Technician

Product Design and Development Technician

Technical Support Technician

Engineering Technicians take responsibility for the quality and accuracy of the work they undertake within the limits of their personal authority. They also need to be able to demonstrate a core set of behaviours in order to be competent in their job role, complement wider business strategy and development. This will enable them to support their long term career development.

Engineered and manufactured products and systems that Engineering Technicians work on could involve mechanical, electrical, electronic, electromechanical and fluid power components/systems.


Learners will show competence in the following areas;

Health and safety in the engineering workplace

Communications for engineering technicians

Engineering project

Mathematics for engineering technicians

Mechanical principles and applications

Electrical and electronic principles

Engineering design

Properties and applications of engineering materials

Engineering drawing for technicians

Numerical control CNC programming

Engineering secondary and finishing techniques

For further information, please see the apprenticeship standard information page

How will it be delivered?

You will be assessed by your assessor using a portfolio of evidence, practical demonstrations and assignments. You will be assessed both in College and in your place of work.

Entry requirements

Individual employers will set the recruitment and selection criteria for their Apprenticeships. In order to optimise success, candidates will typically have 4 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or equivalent, including Mathematics, English and a Science.

You will need to find an employer to employ you as an apprentice. 

Your next steps...

Upon completion you could progress onto the Higher Apprenticeship in Engineering Technology or apply for job roles including:

•Technical Support Assistant

•Design Engineer / Project Engineer / Quality Engineer

•CAD operator