Level 3 Diploma in Rail Engineering Technician Knowledge


This Knowledge qualification has been developed by the Rail Engineering Employers Trailblazer group and as such is intended to provide the means to record the knowledge aspect of the L3 Rail Engineering Technician Apprenticeship.
In order to articulate the specific level of, knowledge and behaviours required to be achieved and assessed to demonstrate a full occupational knowledge 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 formal entry requirements for this qualification; although centres should ensure that the learners have the potential to achieve the units within this qualification. Learners must have the minimum levels of literacy and numeracy to comply with the health and safety aspects of the scheme, the completion of the learning outcomes and the external assessment.

This qualification is aimed at apprentices in the rail engineering industry who need to demonstrate their knowledge 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.
  • Supporting the up skilling of career changers who have may existing technical engineering knowledge and need this to be recognised in a qualification.



The qualification is assessed by an assessor who validates the portfolio of completed knowledge assessments. These assessments are marked and feedback given to the apprentice.

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


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