Railway Engineering Technician | Pearson qualifications

New apprenticeships Rail Engineering Technician

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About the role

This new apprenticeship is designed as a three-year programme, to prepare learners new in their job role, to become fully competent as Design Technicians in the Railway Industry.

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It is endorsed by professional bodies: Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Engineering and Technology, and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

Railway Engineering Design Technicians provide technical support to engineers who design infrastructure and systems for railways. The engineering disciplines involved include: signalling, rolling stock, track, systems, civil engineering, communications, electrification and electrical plant. Some may have a broad skills base and others may specialise in a particular discipline.

It is suitable for learners with no prior experience in their job role, as the apprenticeship includes a taught knowledge qualification and a programme to develop and assess the required skills and behaviours.




We provide a clear learning programme to take apprentices from entry through to the gateway for end-point assessment.

You can use our on-programme offer regardless of whether you are using Pearson as your end-point assessment organisation or not.

There is a mandatory qualification with this standard.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Rail Engineering Technician Knowledge

In order to meet the apprenticeship standards, apprentices must achieve:

  • Minimum of Level 1 English
  • Minimum of Level 1 maths

As both a vocational and academic awarding organisation, we can offer a wide range of English and maths qualifications in line with your standards’ requirements from Functional Skills through to GCSEs.

Learning resources

English and maths resources
We have a wide range of resources and useful tools to complement your programme, including assessment tools, podcasts and training events.

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