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Electrical or Electronic Technical Support Engineer (Degree) Apprenticeship


An Apprenticeship for those that are providing specialist technical support for engineers

Electrical or Electronic Technical Support Engineer (Degree) Apprenticeship


As a training provider, Semester LD is now able to offer apprenticeships. The Technical Support Engineer is found in large and small engineering and manufacturing organisations providing products and services throughout a wide range of sectors, such as Automotive, Aerospace/Airworthiness, Chemical Processing, Land Systems, Marine, Maritime Defence, Materials Manufacturers and their respective supply chains. Research indicates that the sector needs to recruit approximately 124,000 engineers and technicians every year.

See more about apprenticeships on our main apprenticeship page.

This is a great opportunity for someone who has already completed the Level 3 Engineering Technician Apprenticeship

Typical job titles include:

  • Electrician
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Technical Support Engineer
  • Electronic Technical Support Engineer
  • Electrical Technical Support Engineer
  • Support Engineer
  • Technical Support Engineer

Core Occupational Profile

Electrical or electronic technical support engineers primarily support manufacturing

Block Diagram - Degree Apprenticeship

For the Development Phase the apprentice will build on their foundation knowledge by completing a BSc (Hons) or BEng (Hons) in Engineering.

To meet this requirement we have a few routes that can be followed:

  • HNC + Top up Degree (4 years of University study)
  • HND + Top up (2 years of University study)

There are two routes for the top up Degree:

  • B.Sc (Hons) STEM
  • B.Eng (Hons) Electronics

Foundations Stage Years 1-2

  • Knowledge – HNC Engineering (8 units over 2 years. Mandatory 5 units plus 3 choices)
  • Competence – NVQ Suitable for current role, either level 3 or 4:

Development Stage

Years 3-4

  • Knowledge – HND Engineering (8 Units over 2 years)

Years 5-6

  • Knowledge – Level 6 Units (120 Credits) from well known University towards B.Eng (Hons) or B.Sc (Hons) STEM

Learning will be delivered remotely via Moodle, our Learning Management System (LMS). All progress will be recorded on OneFile, the e-portfolio we have used since 2014. As an employer, you will also get an account so that you can monitor the progress of your apprentice.

This does not need to be a new employee, it can be someone suitable, already in your employ, whom you want to upskill. To read about the benefits of online learning see our article.

For further details get in contact via the contact page or call us on 01792 732001

Awarding Organisation (AO)

Engineering Training Awards (ETA), Pearson (Edexcel)


Assignments, Exam/Test, Project, Portfolio of Evidence


5 to 6 Years


6, 4, 5