Engineering Technician (EngTech)

EngTechs solve practical engineering problems. They are professionals with supervisory or technical responsibility, and apply safe systems of working.

They contribute to the design, development, manufacture, commissioning, decommissioning, operation or maintenance of products, equipment, processes or services.

Benefits of EngTech professional qualification

  • Recognition of your expertise and hard work
  • Self-esteem
  • Higher earnings potential

  • Improved career prospects

  • Greater influence within your organisation and industry

  • Access to life-long learning resources

  • Letters after your name, eg J.Smith EngTech

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The EngTech professional qualification is open to anyone who can demonstrate the required professional competences and commitment.  You must be a member of a licenced Professional Engineering Institution, such as IPEM.  You can apply for membership at the same time as registration.

Some applicants will have successfully completed an Advanced/Modern Apprenticeship or other work based learning programmes.  This can lead directly to Engineering Technician registration.

Or, alongside appropriate working experience, they will hold:

  • an Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Certificate or Diploma in Engineering

  • or a qualification, approved by their professional engineering institution, in engineering set at level 3 (or above) in the Qualifications and Credit Framework or at level 6 (or above) in the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework

  • or equivalent qualifications
  • an Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Certificate or Diploma in Engineering

Individuals without formal qualifications may also apply for EngTech registration by demonstrating they have acquired the necessary competence through substantial working experience. UK-SPEC provides details of the competence required for EngTech registration.

The Engineering Council provide a useful eBook with further details of EngTech registration.

Check the Engineering Council EngTech page for more details.

How to apply

Please use the up-to-date application forms below which reflect the latest version of UKSPEC.

Complete and send the EngTech application form.

Click here to view the current EngTech registration fees. 

Need some help?

Check the EngTech Guidance Notes for further advice.

The EngTech Registrars are also happy to help.  Please contact the IPEM National office for a copy of the Pre-Application Advice, or for help with the application process.

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