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Manufacturing Engineer Standard

Level: 6

Delivery Method: Apprenticeship

Typical Duration/length of course: 36-40 Months

Fees: POA

Entry Requirements: Individual employers set the selection criteria, but this is likely to include five GCSEs at Grade C or above, including Maths, English and a Science, Technology or Engineering-related subject.


They will also usually require you to have A Levels at grade C or above in both a Maths-based subject and a Science, Technology, Engineering or additional Maths-related subject, or 90+ credits in an Engineering BTEC at level 3.​ Direct entry into Level 5 or 6 is available with an appropriate Engineering HNC/HND qualification.


Apprentices should be in fulltime employment (e.g. at least employed for 30 hours per week) throughout the duration of their apprenticeship, and 20% of their working hours should be spent on off-the-job training.

Course Code: APPMANL6

UCAS Code: NA 


Course Overview:

The Apprenticeship runs over three semesters throughout the year and students will typically be required to attend one day per week through semesters 1 and 2. During semester 3, block delivery will take place over one or two 5-day periods. The rest of the time you will be in the workplace.​

Modules will cover theory, practical and lab-based activity ensuring knowledge is embedded through experience and applied in industry-focused project work.

You will be integrated with the wider Engineering community wherever possible to provide opportunities for collaboration and experience of working in other disciplines and specialisms.

​Typically, the duration of this apprenticeship is 5 years. This duration may be reduced for a candidate with previous relevant experience and/or someone already part-qualified who may enter directly into Level 5 or 6.


This standard has been designed to meet the professional standards of the Engineering Council for initial registration as an Engineering Technician (Eng Tech) in partnership with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Further professional development and registration is subject to candidates successfully completing the appropriate learning, developing the appropriate competence, and undergoing professional review.


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