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Engineering Technician (EngTech)

Engineering Technicians apply proven techniques and procedures to the solution of practical engineering problems.

Engineering Technicians often have an engineering or technical certificate or diploma, but you do not need a formal qualification to become registered. Many engineering technicians are able to demonstrate competence through their work based learning. Although you do not need any formal qualifications, you will need to have appropriate knowledge and understanding to NVQ/SVQ level 3 or equivalent.

You will need to demonstrate competence and commitment across five areas by providing examples from your working life.

Those five areas are:

  • Use engineering knowledge and understanding to apply technical and practical skills.
  • Contribute to the design, development, manufacture, construction, commissioning, operation or maintenance of products, equipment, processes, systems or services.
  • Accept and exercise personal responsibility.
  • Use effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Make a personal commitment to an appropriate code of professional conduct, recognising obligations to society, the profession and the environment.

Once registered, you must maintain your status through meeting continuing professional development requirements each year.

Contact the Professional Development team
Please email cpd@iop.org or call 020 7470 4800 for further guidance and an application form.



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