Course overview

Engineering Manufacture Technician Level 4 Apprenticeship City of Bristol College

This Engineering Manufacture Technician Level 4 Apprenticeship is for students who are employed as an apprentice in an engineering role. Complete your apprenticeship with us and become an outstanding professional in your workplace.

Alongside your employer, we can support you to complete your Level 4 apprenticeship in engineering

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You need to find your own employer as part of your application for an apprenticeship; you can search apprenticeship vacancies on If you don’t have an employer, you could choose to study for a Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Engineering.

Additional information

Who is this course for?

This apprenticeship will give you the qualifications, hands-on experience and confidence to lead you into a career in engineering.

You will become a high-grade technician or engineer with practical skills, combined with a higher education qualification. This qualification will help you progress to Level 5/6. You will work towards Incorporated Engineer status.

What you'll learn

On this course, you will complete:

  • a Level 4 NVQ Extended Diploma in Engineering Manufacture (QCF)
  • an HNC in a relevant engineering discipline.

The Engineering Level 4 Apprenticeship will give you the specialist skills and knowledge you need to be successful in your engineering career.

Course entry requirements

To join this apprenticeship, you need to be in employment as a Level 4 Apprentice.

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You will also need a minimum of a Level 3 qualification in Engineering. In addition, most of our students have the following:

  • an A Level at grade C or above in either Maths, Physics or Mechanical Engineering
  • five GCSEs including English, Maths and Science Grade 4 or above
  • to pass an engineering aptitude test.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

Alongside your employment as an Engineering Level 4 Apprentice, you will attend sessions at City of Bristol College. These sessions are tailored to complement your on-the-job learning.

You will finish the apprenticeship with a range of skills, techniques and personal qualities you need to become a successful engineer.

You will learn from our experienced and supportive teachers.

You will be assessed through observations, assignments and online assessment.

Future career and study opportunities

On completion of this qualification, you could progress to degree-level study. You could also undertake further industry-specific qualifications to enhance your role and position within the industry.

Additional costs

As a City of Bristol College apprentice, you may incur additional costs on your apprenticeship. For example, it is likely you may need to pay for travel and stationery, and for some apprenticeships you may need to purchase specialist equipment.

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