Derwent Training to offer Higher Apprenticeship Standard in September

Derwent Training Association are delivering the new Higher Apprenticeship Standard for Engineering Manufacturing Technicians from September 2020. 

To achieve this Level 4 Apprenticeship, an apprentice must pass a Higher National Certificate, and hold a Level 2 / GCSE qualification in Maths and English, before successfully completing an observation and professional discussion with an external assessor. 

To start a Higher Apprenticeship, applicants must have achieved a Level 3 Engineering Apprenticeship, or have a minimum of 90 credits in a Level 3 BTEC in Engineering. 

Chief Executive Officer, Claire Gavaghan says: ''We are delighted to be able to deliver this new Apprenticeship Standard. The economy exists because of human capital and the capital reqires support to grow and develop its resilience once again. Increasing productivity, learning new skills and ways of working are vital for every business. This means employers need to generate growth and that requires investment in skill development, not only when the skill is needed, but ahead of time. A Higher Apprenticeship provides such an opportunity for an employer.''

If you would like to discuss the Higher Apprenticeship in more detail, email our Quality Manager, Gary Simm on

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