Space Engineering Technician | Pearson qualifications

Apprenticeship Standards Space Engineering Technician

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About the role

Space Engineering Technicians are involved in supporting the development, manufacturing, assembly, integration and testing of complex, high value space hardware and ground-based equipment. This apprenticeship is designed as a 48 month programme.

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Space Engineering Technicians are occupied in the design and production of satellites and the components and subsystems they comprise, along with production, operation and maintenance of highly specialised ground support equipment used to support development and testing of satellites before launch.

Typical duties can include:

  • Planning, preparing and carrying out inspection, fabrication or assembly of spacecraft components and subsystems
  • Operate equipment, subsystems and systems (such as analysis tools, ground support equipment and flight assemblies) in compliance with written operational procedures
  • Build and test precision components and assemblies such as electronic boards, deployment mechanisms and fuel/cooling pipework to design specifications
  • Carrying out inspection activities on equipment, components and systems (for example, use of microscopes to inspect electronics assemblies; helium leak testing of thermal-vacuum chambers, thermal cycling and optical alignment)



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.


English & Maths

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.

There are two optional qualifications available which are designed to support both off-the-job and on-the-job training and development of apprentices on the apprenticeship standard:

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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