Engineering Technicians (EngTech) are involved in applying proven techniques and procedures to the solution of practical engineering problems. They carry supervisory or technical responsibility, and are competent to exercise creative aptitudes and skills within defined fields of technology. Engineering Technicians contribute to the design, development, manufacture, commissioning, operation or maintenance of products, equipment, processes or services and are required to apply safe systems of work.
Candidates who hold particular qualifications will usually find that this greatly simplifies the process of becoming registered as an Engineering Technician.
Typical qualifications are:
- An approved qualification in engineering or construction at level 6 in the Scottish Qualifications and Credit Framework
- An approved level 3 SVQ
- A work-based learning route approved by the SOE
- Qualifications in similar areas providing they are assessed as equivalent by the SOE
Candidates without the qualifications listed above may be able to apply for an Individual Route appraisal via the SOE. This involves an in-depth appraisal of the knowledge and experience gained, and will usually be conducted at your workplace. Engineering Technicians are often found to have gained the necessary knowledge and skills for their job through working closely with other skilled colleagues over a number of years.
Contact us to discuss a programme to help you become an Engineering Technician.