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.
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?
  • You will have developed the skills, knowledge and experience to further your career in engineering and manufacturing, usually to move into a management role or become a senior engineer
  • You could progress on to achieving your Degree through part-time study or a Degree Apprenticeship, whichever suits your working hours and career progression.
Ready to start your path to engineering success?
How to Apply

There are two main pathways to applying for an Apprenticeship:

  • You can apply directly to a local employer to apply for opportunities
  • You can apply to Derwent Training and our team can support you in securing an Apprenticeship with one of our partner employers. 

Apprenticeships are competitive and they are not like a full-time college course where you are guaranteed a place if you meet the entry requirements. You will need to be pro-active in applying for Apprenticeships, as well as preparing a CV and attending interviews’ with employers, just as you would for any job.


Entry Requirements

  • You must have achieved a Level 3 Apprenticeship in Engineering, or a Level 3 BTEC in Engineering
  • You must be aged 18 or over, there is no upper age limit
  • You must have achieved a minimum of 4 GCSEs (9-4 / A*-C) including English and Maths 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 starting the Apprenticeship
  • To start an Apprenticeship you must be employed in a role working a minimum of 30 hours per week and have the employers support
  • The Level 4 Apprenticeship includes a large proportion of self-directed study so apprentices must be prepared to complete work outside of face-to-face delivery sessions. 


Useful Websites


You can access our Level 4 Engineering Apprenticeship Leaflet here. 

Our Team

Learn more about the team that will be training and supporting you

Our Training Centre

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Apprenticeship Funding
Learner Support
Getting Started with an Apprenticeship
How much does an Apprenticeship cost?

The cost of the apprenticeship will be funded by the Government and your employer – there are no training costs to be paid by the apprentice. 

As you are earning a wage, your employer may expect you to pay for your travel to Derwent Training for your attendance day. This may be via car, bus or train but every employer is different. It is your responsibility to get to and from the training centre for your off-the-job training. 

Apprenticeship Wage

What you earn as an apprentice will depend on your age, the apprenticeship standard and the location of the employer.

If you are 16-18, or 19 or over and in the first year of your apprenticeship then you may be entitled to the National Apprenticeship Minimum Wage. Many employers do pay more than this but as you are their employee it is their decision. You must be paid for:

  • your normal working hours
  • training that is part of your apprenticeship (at least 20% of your normal working hours)
  • study towards English and Maths qualifications, if they are part of your apprenticeship. 


You will usually get at least 20 days of paid annual leave plus bank holidays. You can find information on the National Minimum Wage here.

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