Engineering Manufacturing Technician Level 4


The Level 4 Engineering Manufacturing Technician apprenticeship gives our learners the flexibility and capability to become high performing technicians by exploring the integrated nature of engineering.

The broad purpose of an Engineering Manufacturing Technician is to provide specialist technical support for engineers, so that organisations can develop, produce or test new and existing products, processes, or procedures to meet a customer specification in terms of quality, cost and delivery, as efficiently and effectively as possible.

Additionally, the industry-recognised apprenticeship (incorporating an HNC) provides the next development step for employees. For those employees who are working in, or aspiring to progress to higher level technical roles in their organisation with the potential to further develop into a leadership position. This apprenticeship is an ideal progression opportunity for Level 3 qualified apprentices.

At least one of the following should be met to meet our recommended course entry requirements:

  • A* to C grade and/or 9 to 4 in GCSE Maths (or equivalent) is strongly recommended
  • A BTEC Level 3 qualification in Engineering
  • A GCE Advanced Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or adequate performance in more than one GCE subject
  • This profile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades at A* to C and/or 9 to 4 (or equivalent)
  • Other related Level 3 qualifications
  • An Access to Higher Education Diploma awarded by an approved further education institution
  • Related work experience
  • An international equivalent of the above

We will consider the applicants’ prior learning when considering their acceptance on a Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals, through Recognition of Prior Learning.
We use also an online assessment tool, called Selectahead that identifies the strengths and development areas of applicants seeking a career in Engineering.

The portal confirms an applicant’s ability to undertake a Higher Apprenticeship and or Foundation Degree. The assessment is grouped into seven areas:

  • Mechanical Reasoning
  • Principles of Measurement
  • Understanding Electrical Principles
  • Spatial Relationships
  • Problem Solving
  • Numeracy and Literacy

Read our programme handbook here

Qualifications Included:

Level 2 Functional Skills – Maths and English (unless exempt)

Included as Value Added:
Higher National Certificate in Engineering
Higher National Certificate in Manufacturing
  • Flexible national delivery available on this apprenticeship, delivered using a ‘hybrid learning’ approach incorporating face-to-face; work-based assessment and learning support sessions, along with timetabled tutor led, live e-tutorials (accessed using MS Teams Education).
  • If required laptops loaded with all the necessary software packages are available free of charge to all apprentices on a loan basis, ensuring access for everyone to the full curriculum.
  • As part of our commitment to the environment, we deliver all aspects of the apprenticeship using the latest e-technology including paperless inductions, live tutor led e-tutorials, and an e-portfolio system for uploading course work and evidence gathering.
  • Spread recruitment costs throughout the year, by utilising our employer friendly, roll-on roll-off monthly enrolment dates. Our flexible modular timetable breaks away from the traditional September start date (term times).
  • Apprentice progress reports are available to all employers on a monthly basis.
  • Unit Rate: £21,000 per Apprentice (no additional fees).
  • Typical duration to gateway: 36 months.

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