Apprenticeship Standards Rail Engineering Advanced Technician

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Rail Engineering Advanced Technicians provide technical solutions across The Railway. The engineering disciplines cover the following areas of “The Railway” (infrastructure and trains); track (including minor works), overhead line, electrification, signalling, telecommunications, traction & rolling stock and rail systems. Apprentices will undertake the core learning and also specialise in one particular discipline.

Those working within the occupation of Rail Engineering are responsible for the safe construction, installation, maintenance and renewal of The Railway to provide a safe and reliable railway for customers. The Rail Industry has a high level of safety critical work activities requiring a disciplined and responsible approach.

Job titles include: Rail Engineering Advanced Technician in Track, Signalling, Telecoms, Traction & Rolling Stock, Electrification, Overhead Lines or Rail Systems.

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Mandatory requirement

Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the End-Point Assessment. 

For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement, the apprenticeship’s English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3. A British Sign Language (BSL) qualification is an alternative to the English qualification for those whose primary language is BSL.

Mandatory qualification

Pearson BTEC Rail Engineering (2019)

 

 

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