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Imparting industry relevant knowledge, skills and behaviours to your students, apprentices or employees through high quality provision is crucial to ensuring your reputation and success.

The Engineering Council works closely with Awarding Organisations and Apprenticeship Standards Setting Bodies to ensure that their qualifications and apprenticeship standards are approved as meeting its standards of knowledge and/or competence and commitment. This ensures that those who study and train under approved schemes gain industry-relevant skills and knowledge.

Approval of your qualifications and Apprenticeships demonstrates that they have been independently peer reviewed by professional engineering institutions, under licence from the Engineering Council.  It shows that the qualification or Apprenticeship meets some or all of the requirements for professional registration as an Engineering Technician (EngTech), ICT Technician (ICTTech) or Incorporated Engineer (IEng). 

What does approved status mean for my students/apprentices/employees?

Individuals choosing an ‘approved’ qualification or Apprenticeship have the assurance of knowing that they are on a structured pathway leading to professional registration.

Holding an approved qualification or Apprenticeship provides evidence that the individual meets the standards set by the profession.

Approved status is a valuable marketing advantage to you as a provider, as it makes your qualifications and programmes more appealing. For knowledge based approved qualifications, demonstration of the required standard of competence and commitment is also required for professional registration.

Approved competence based programmes may meet the requirements in full.

Holding an approved qualification or Apprenticeship makes the registration process more straightforward.

The value of professional registration to an individual is set out here.

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