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A handbook is available below to assist organisations that are developing knowledge-focused technician-related qualifications and wish to seek approval that these meet the Engineering Council’s standards for technician (EngTech and ICTTech) level knowledge and understanding.
It sets out the learning outcomes that must be met for Technician registration, the requirements for approval and the evidence that professional engineering institutions will seek in order to confer approved status. It also includes mapping tools and a glossary.
Similar material for approval of Apprenticeships is in development and will be available shortly.
An Awarding Organisation with an engineering profession approved qualification may declare that the qualification has been peer reviewed by one or more professional engineering institutions, under licence from the Engineering Council, and approved as meeting the required standards for a given professional title.
Approved qualifications are listed on the Engineering Council’s Database of Technician Qualifications. The Engineering Council Approved qualification logo may be displayed alongside promotional materials directly associated with the specific qualification that has been approved, and on associated website pages.
Information on the process that Awarding Organisations need to follow when seeking approval is under development. Please contact the relevant professional engineering institution(s) for advice. In the interim, the key steps are: