Level 3 Diploma in Rail Engineering Technician Competence


This competence qualification has been developed by the Rail Engineering Employers Trailblazer group and as such is intended to provide the means to record the competency aspect of the Level 3 Rail Engineering Technician Apprenticeship.

In order to articulate the specific level of skills, knowledge and behaviours required to be achieved and assessed to demonstrate full occupational competence in the Apprenticeship, the employers in the Rail Engineering Apprenticeship Trailblazer group have developed a set of standards that this qualification represents.

There are no entry requirements to undertake the units of competence unless this is a legal requirement of the process or the environment. Assessment is open to any learner who has the potential to achieve the assessment criteria set out in the units. Aids or appliances, which are designed to alleviate disability, may be used during assessment, providing they do not compromise the standard required.

Age restrictions: 16+

This qualification is aimed at apprentices in the rail engineering industry who need to demonstrate their competence to enable progression within their workplace and careers, they could be learners who may have limited prior experience in rail engineering but have the ability to achieve a level 3 qualification, for example:

Apprentices that are recent school Leavers, and are starting a career in the rail engineering; this qualification provides the knowledge aspect of the Level 3 Rail Engineering Apprenticeships Standard and can be attempted once the employer deems it appropriate to do so.

Up skilling of career changers who have may existing technical engineering competence and need this to be recognised in a qualification.


Competence based qualifications are undertaken in the learner's place of work.This qualification is assessed by the apprentice gathering workplace based evidence of their competence against the unit content and building a portfolio of evidence the progresses through the qualification.

Competence based qualifications are undertaken in the learner's place of work.


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