Level 4 in Advanced Rail Engineering Technical 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 Level 4 Rail Engineering Advanced 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 prior experience in rail engineering and have the ability to achieve a level 4 qualification, for example:
• Apprentices that have already completed a L3 apprenticeship and are ready to move to the next level 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 aqualification.

Centres are advised to consider, during delivery and assessment of the qualifications, the support, guidance and opportunities they will need to give learners to enable them to meet the demands of the units.


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

This qualification is gained when all mandated units have been achieved. The centre will then be able to apply for the learner’s final Certificate.

The learner will also receive a Certificate of Unit Credit, listing all the units they have achieved.
However if they don’t manage to complete the full qualification learners can still claim a Certificate of Unit Credit for the units achieved therefore, they still have proof of their ability and could complete the qualification at a later date.

Units can also be taken individually (stand alone). The qualification manual must be used in conjunction with the delivery and assessment of any individual units to ensure that assessment requirements and methodologies are consistently applied.


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