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The approval process looks at the overall design, coverage and assessment strategy and seeks evidence that satisfactory quality assurance arrangements are in place.
Qualifications and Apprenticeships that are approved for the purpose of technician registration (EngTech or ICTTech) must meet the technician output standards and learning outcomes defined by the Engineering Council. These are set out in the ‘Approval of Qualifications and Apprenticeships Handbook’ (AQAH) and may be interpreted by professional engineering institutions for their own sector or discipline.
AQAH was first published in early 2015 following wide consultation with the profession, and will be kept under review. It is rooted in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC) and the ICTTech Standard, and sets out the underpinning knowledge and understanding required for the award of these titles.
Approval is for a period of up to five years.
Further details including the process and evidence required are set out in AQAH.
Professional engineering institutions that approve qualifications and Apprenticeships are expected to undertake approval in line with AQAH by 1 March 2017 at the latest.Print this page