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Level 4 Engineering Apprenticeships
A solid path to a senior career in Engineering & Manufacturing.
3 years (20% of time must be spent off the job receiving off-the-job formal guided learning with the remaining 80% spent learning with your employer)
Employer/Government Levy Funded

This course is for those already on their career path in engineering who would like to build on their skills to reach senior or managerial level, or perhaps use this course as a stepping stone to an engineering degree


  • Earn while you learn (paid employment with holiday leave)
  • Receive a nationally-recognised Apprenticeship qualification
  • Develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours that employers want
  • Develop critical skills needed in working life
  • Hands-on-experience in a sector or role of interest
  • At least 20% off-the-job training here at our training facilities.
level 4 engineering apprenticeships
Success stories

Meet Adam – Level 4 Apprentice

Adam is a mechanical apprentice and progressed on to a Level 4 Apprenticeship after achieving his Level 3 in Engineering with Scarborough UTC.

Adam wanted to achieve higher level qualifications but is more of a hands-on learner so felt that university wasn’t the right fit for him. This route will give Adam the theoretical and practical knowledge he needs to progress on to university in the future.

What will I do on this Apprenticeship?

The Level 4 Engineering Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship Standard will equip you with the skills, knowledge and behaviours you need to carry out your current engineering/manufacturing role effectively, or progress to middle management at Senior Engineer level. A Level 4 Apprenticeship is a solid commitment to your chosen vocation.

You will take a general engineering pathway with a mixture of electrical and mechanical engineering modules. You will attend our specialist engineering training centre in Malton one day per week to complete the teaching elements of the Level 4 engineering  Apprenticeship, which will also include self-directed study in your own time.

Qualifications Received:
HNC in General Engineering
  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Maths
  • Engineering Science
  • Managing a Professional Project
  • Thermodynamics
  • Maintenance Engineering
  • Mechanical Principles
  • CAD for Engineering
Portfolio of Evidence – Skills, Knowledge and Behaviours (Workplace)

A portfolio of 10 jobs to evidence Skills, Knowledge and Behaviours and will be collated with jobs they are doing in the workplace. This portfolio will be specific to the apprentice’s role.

End-Point Assessment

This is a final assessment for every apprentice to ensure they are competent to be certificate in the role they have been training in for the duration of the apprenticeship. This will be carried out by an independent End-Point Assessment Organisation and will include an observation with questioning and a professional discussion supported by a portfolio of evidence. Only once the apprentice passes their End-Point Assessment will they be awarded with their completion certificate.

Course Pathway
Year 1
1 day every week at Derwent Training and 4 days a week with the employer
Year 2
1 day every week at Derwent Training, and 4 days a week with the employer
Year 3 & 4
1 day every week at Derwent Training and 4 days a week with the employer plus undertake End-Point Assessment (EPA)
Where might this course take me?

On completion of this course you will have achieved:

  • Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Engineering (Engineering Design, Engineering Maths, Engineering Science, Managing a Professional Engineering Project, Mechanical Principles, Engineering Management, Engineering Maintenance, Computer Aided Design (CAD) for Engineering
  • You will develop the skills, knowledge and experience to further your career in an engineering or manufacturing environment.
  • Holders of this qualification frequently move on to become a senior engineer or higher technician
Ready to start your path to engineering success?
How to Apply

Level 4 Engineering Apprenticeships are competitive and they are not like a full-time college course, where you are guaranteed a place if you have achieved the entry requirements. You will need to be pro-active in applying for Apprenticeships, as well as preparing a CV and attending an interview with an employer, just as you would do for any job.

Entry Requirements

  • You will need; a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering or a Level 3 BTEC in Engineering
  • You must be aged 18 or over, there is no upper age limit.
  • You should have achieved a minimum of 4 GCSEs (9-4 / A*-C) including Maths and English or equivalent.
  • Due to the higher mathematical content included within the Level 4 Apprenticeship, you may be asked to attend Derwent Training to complete a Level 3 Maths bridging unit before commencing the training for the Apprenticeship.
  • You must be employed in a role working within Engineering and Manufacturing for a minimum of 30 hours per week with your employers support to start an Apprenticeship. Do not worry if you are not yet employed as we can support you with finding an employer with whom to start an Apprenticeship
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Apprenticeship Funding
Learner Support
Getting Started with an Apprenticeship
How much does it cost?

Your Apprenticeship course fees are payable by your employer, whose fees are dependent upon the size of their organisation and whether they are a levy or non-levy payer. Learn more about Apprenticeship Funding.

Apprenticeship Wage

What you earn as an apprentice will depend on the industry, location and level of Apprenticeship you choose. If you are aged 18 or over and within the first year of your Apprenticeship, you are entitled to the apprentice rate;


If you are 19 or over and have completed the first year of your Apprenticeship, you are entitled to the National Minimum Wage for your age. Your employer may choose to pay you more, particularly if you are already employed by them when starting your Apprenticeship.

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