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Level 4 Engineering Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship Standard ST0841 V1.1

The Engineering Manufacturing apprenticeship provides both academic development and the vocational work-based knowledge and skills to be successful in a dynamic manufacturing environment supporting the business needs of the company.

Benefits for the Employer

Support the business needs by providing 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.

Benefits for the Apprentice

The apprenticeship offers both an academic qualification HNC Manufacturing Engineering alongside the vocational work-based learning with your employer. The HNC units selected support underpinning knowledge and align with the knowledge, skills and behaviour’s set within the end-point assessment.

This standard aligns with the following professional recognition:

  • Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) for Engineering Technician (EngTech)
  • Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) for Engineering Technician (EngTech)

Learning Approach

Attendance on day release over 2.5 years to study Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Manufacturing Engineering.

Production of a work-based portfolio of evidence

End-point assessment activities within college and workplace.

Study Commitment

As a guide, apprentices should expect to study for an additional 12 hours per week on top of their scheduled learning. Employers are expected to support their apprentice’s study by providing a workplace mentor and supporting meetings and assessments.

Qualification Awarded

HNC in Manufacturing Engineering, Level 4 apprenticeship in Automation and Control, level 4 Engineering Manufacturing apprenticeship

Next Steps

Contact our Employer Training team EmployerTraining@DNColleges.ac.uk


Option to study at 1 of 2 campuses: University Campus Doncaster (UCDon) or University Campus North Lincolnshire (UCNL)

Key Information

  • Course Level

    Level 4

  • Duration

    This apprenticeship has a typical duration of 42 months.

Enquire about this Apprenticeship

Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Engineering (Manufacturing Engineering).

Core mandatory unit: Engineering Design

Core mandatory unit: Engineering Maths

Core mandatory unit: Engineering Science

Core mandatory unit: Professional Engineering Practice (Note: This is a Pearson-set unit).

Specialist mandatory unit: Production Engineering for Manufacture

Specialist mandatory unit: Quality and Process Improvement

Optional unit:  Industry 4.0

Optional unit: Statistical Process Control



There are 2 elements to the assessment and will take place over a typical period of 3 months once the apprentice as gone through gateway. The 2 elements are:

Assessment 1:  observation with questioning

Assessment 2: professional discussion underpinned by portfolio of evidence


There are 2 elements to the assessment and will take place over a typical period of 3 months once the apprentice as gone through gateway. The 2 elements are:

Assessment 1:  observation with questioning

Assessment 2: professional discussion underpinned by portfolio of evidence

Applicants must be in full-time employment and:

  • Be 18 or older
  • Have the right of abode and right to work in the UK to qualify for funding
  • Meet course entry requirements

In order to optimise success candidates will typically have 5 GCSE’s at Grade C ( Grade 4/5 in the new numerical GCSE grading system) or above, including Mathematics, English and a Science, Technology or Engineering related subject, or 90+ credits in an Engineering BTEC at level 3.

*(As further guidance, the level of Mathematics has an advisory GCSE level of grade B (Grade 5/6 in the new numerical GCSE grading system).

A list of acceptable equivalent qualifications is available from the gov.uk website, as well as guidance on obtaining replacement certificates. It will not be possible for applicants to proceed with their application unless they are able to provide evidence of achievement or proof that they have applied for replacement certificates.

All applications are individually assessed.

Successful completion of the apprentice can lead to progression onto Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Engineering (Manufacturing Engineering), alternatively L6 degree apprenticeship.

Financial Support

Depending on your situation, you may be able to access a range of financial support available.

Course Fees


Higher level apprenticeships are paid for by employers, not apprentices.

Employers with a payroll of more than £3 million can use their apprenticeship levy contributions to pay for places on apprenticeship programmes.

Any business with a payroll below £3 million is eligible for government funding that will cover at least 95% of the cost of an apprenticeship course.

Additional incentives are also available to employers who take on young apprentices.


Apply or enquire about this course

Please use the following links to make an application or enquiry about this course.


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