Entry Requirements

Employers will set their own entry requirements which are likely to be at Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ) Level 6 - equating to a Higher Apprenticeship, an existing engineering degree or an equivalent amount of experience (to meet Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) requirements). The scheme is designed both to upskill existing engineers and attract new entrants in early or midcareer.

For employers to receive government contribution towards this apprenticeship, the apprentice will be eligible for funding if:

  • They are a citizen of the United Kingdom and Islands, have right of abode (the right to live permanently in the United Kingdom without any immigration restrictions), or are a citizen of a country that is within the European Economic Area (EEA).
  • They have been ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom and Islands or the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA) continuously for at least the previous three years on the first day of learning.

Other individuals could be eligible who do not meet the above list.

For further guidance on apprenticeship trailblazer funding eligibility, please see the common SFA funding rules document. This document can be found here. Note this is document is for 2016/17 and is revised each year.

Point of Contact

If you are keen to learn more, please contact Malcolm Healey