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Higher Apprenticeship Level 4 Engineering Manufacturing Technician


The engineering manufacturing technician apprenticeship can cover a wide range of sectors from automotive and aerospace to material manufacturers.  

As an engineering manufacturing technician you will provide specialist technical support so that organisations can develop, produce or test new/existing products, processes or procedures to meet a customer specification in terms of quality, cost and delivery, as efficiently and effectively as possible. 



Frequently Asked Questions

Programme information

Higher Apprenticeships at Level 4 are equivalent to studying a HNC, CertHE, Level 4 NVQ, BTEC or the first year of university, along with developing the knowledge, skills and behaviours required by the apprenticeship standard.  Level 4 apprenticeships usually involve part-time study combined with off-the-job training and on-the-job development.

Higher apprenticeships provide an opportunity to gain Level 4 qualifications or above, with most apprentices gaining an NVQ Level 4, HND, or foundation degree. 

At Level 4 your job role will likely hold responsibilities such as managing projects, people or equipment. Many people choose this apprenticeship pathway as it offers the opportunity to develop the skills needed for career progression, particularly to senior technicians, production team leaders or further study.

Higher apprenticeships are aimed at individuals that have completed an Advanced Apprenticeship or equivalent qualifications. They are ideal for employees that are ready to further their skills and knowledge to take the next steps in their career. Higher Level 4 Apprenticeships can provide a route to promotion or offer a stepping stone to a Degree Apprenticeship.

The minimum wage rate applies to apprentices under 19 years and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Many companies pay more than this, particularly for higher level apprenticeships.

A Higher Level 4 Apprenticeship with us takes three years and follows a day-release format from your organisation where you will study one day a week with us in the centre, developing a portfolio of evidence to meet the knowledge, skills and behaviours required.  

You will work towards meeting all of the duties required in the standard, completing your apprenticeship after an End Point Assessment.

Programme information

  • Manufacturing Processes

  • Manufacturing Planning and Scheduling Principles

  • Engineering Maths

  • Engineering Science

  • Industry 4.0

  • Sustainability and the Environment in the Manufacturing Industry

  • Introduction to Professional Engineering Management

  • Creating and Managing Projects in Manufacturing Operations.

This apprenticeship trains you for a variety of roles such as: Manufacturing Engineer Quality, Manufacturing Production Engineer, Manufacturing Procurement Engineer, Quality Engineer, Costing Engineer, Test and Commissioning Engineer, Installation Engineer, Process Engineer and Production Support Engineer.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering - overall grade DM or higher. 


A minimum of two A-Levels at grade C or above, including mathematics or science.

EAL Diploma - Distinction

Applicants are also required to pass an assessment at the AMRC Training Centre before being offered a place on an apprenticeship

Once you have decided on which apprenticeship is for you and you meet the entry requirements, the next step is to apply. You can do this on our website here.

Applicants are required to pass a diagnostic test at the AMRC Training Centre before being offered a place on this programme.

The AMRC Training Centre

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