Composites Technician Standard

IOM Communications Ltd is registered as an End Point Assessment Organisation for the following Apprenticeship Standard: Composites Technician

Benefits of employing an apprentice

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Composite Technician Level 3

A new government apprenticeship, Composite Technician Level 3 has been developed by the industry and is now available for delivery. (Current apprenticeship frameworks have been replaced by the new apprenticeship standards). The Apprenticeship Standards collection is linked here 
Composite Technician specific standards are below.

Composites Technician Apprenticeship Standard (Level 3) 

The knowledge, skills and behaviours of a Composites Technician are described in the Apprenticeship Standards:
Example Job Titles are: Composites Designer, Composites Tool-Maker, Composites Laminator, Composites Inspector, Composites Repairer, Composite Materials Technician.
(See the link below for the requirements of the End Point Assessment).

End Point Assessment (Assessment Plan)

On completion of this apprenticeship the apprentice will be a competent and job-ready Composites Technician. The apprenticeship standard provides a high level description of the skills, knowledge, values and behaviours required of the Composites Technician. The assessment plan describes how the apprentice is assessed at the end of their apprenticeship and by whom. A link to the Assessment Plan is here:

Apprenticeship Levy 

Employers from all sectors having a pay bill of more than £3 million each year will need to pay the apprenticeship levy charged at a rate of 0.5% of their annual pay bill. Employers will have a levy allowance of £15,000 per year to offset against the levy they must pay. This means employers will only pay the levy if their pay bill exceeds £3 million in a given year.


Information on the funding available for apprenticeships and qualifications is available from individual training providers.
Employers wishing to hold a direct contract with Government in order to draw down funding, please see the Skills Funding Agency’s funding rules:


A list of Providers will be available soon


Apprentices who gain a pass in the end point assessment will gain a certificate. Information will be available soon.

Apprenticeship Training

The Skills Funding Agency guidance on finding contact details of training providers can be found at

Guide for employers

The main elements of the Apprenticeship delivery process - an overview for employers:
  • Select a provider and agree delivery method and finance terms
  • Identify an apprentice
  • Finalise terms and sign provider agreement
  • Employ apprentice and complete tri-party apprenticeship agreement between apprentice, employer and provider
  • Provide apprentice with ongoing support, relevant experience and off the job training in line with the apprenticeship standards
  • Make contributions to provider in line with agreement
Completion of training
  • Confirm that the apprentice has completed the necessary training and has achieved a level 3 Composites Technician Technical Certificate and a Level 2 in maths and English, and all other aspects of the Standards
  • Support the creation of a work based project ready for end point assessment
  • Employer triggers the End Point Assessment by submitting the work based project and confirming the apprentice’s readiness for the assessment 
  • Apprentice carries out End Point Assessment on date agreed
Administration completion 
  • Final claim form submitted to provider

Guide for Providers

The main elements of the Apprenticeship delivery process - an overview for providers:
  • Full engagement with the Standards, Assessment Plan and associated training requirements
  • Familiarisation of funding values, caps prices and incentives
Employer negotiations
  • Feasibility checks and initial assessment activities
  • Agree terms and price with employer
  • Check whether the employer has incentive payment eligibility
  • Finalise price and payment arrangements
  • Complete tri-party apprenticeship agreement between apprentice employer and provider
  • Individual Learner Record (ILR) and Skills Funding Agency (SFA) registration
  • ILR price and codes
  • Deliver training and qualifications
  • Report cash contributions on ILR
  • Process incentive claim forms, pay employer
  • Update evidence records and advise employer
  • Assessment Organisation confirms pass / fail decision, processes certification
  • Process employer claim form
  • Update achievement on ILR
  • Completion payment to employer