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The broad purpose of the occupation is to provide specialist technical support for engineers, so that organisations can develop, produce or test new/existing products, processes, or procedures to meet a customer specification in terms of quality, cost and delivery, as efficiently and effectively as possible.  Engineering Manufacturing Technicians gather information and data from a range of sources and analyse the information/data. They will make decisions, solve problems and produce and/or update technical documentation, reports or specifications covering areas such as quality, reliability, production schedules/targets, costing or other technical documentation that informs others, either internally or externally what needs to be done such as how a product must be designed, manufactured, tested, modified, maintained, stored, transported, commissioned or decommissioned.

Course and Qualification Name

Engineering Manufacturing Technician

Higher National Certificate in Engineering or Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Manufacturing Operations


The Level 4 Engineering Manufacturing Technician has a duration of 42 months +EPA

Professional recognition

IET / Eng Tech

IMechE / Eng Tech

Royal Aeronautical Society / Eng Tech

End-Point Assessment

The End Point Assessments are designed to assess the apprentice’s competency and understanding and should directly link to the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours of the Apprenticeship Standard. The EPA is made up of two elements, all of which may be completed online.

These are –

  • Observation with supplementary questioning – Grading Pass or fail
  • Professional Discussion/reflective portfolio with supplementary questioning-Grading Pass/Fail or Distinction.
  • Overall Grade Pass, Fail or Distinction.


After successfully completing the apprenticeship, you can develop your skills further by progressing to HND/Degree programmes.

The programme also supports career development opportunities for those already employed in industry

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