The EngTech competence and commitment standards

If you wish to register as an EngTech the IET has prepared all the information you need in an easy to read guide.

Do I need to have qualifications?

We believe that knowledge can come in many different ways. You’re eligible for EngTech if you have any of the following:

  • A National Certificate or Diploma in Engineering or Construction and the Built Environment.
  • An approved or accredited qualification in engineering or construction at Level 6 in the Scottish Qualification and Credit Framework.
  • A City and Guilds Higher Professional Diploma in Engineering.
  • A technical certificate as part of an IET approved advanced apprenticeship programme.
  • An NVQ 3 or SVQ 6 approved or accredited by a licensed engineering institution.
  • A work-based learning route approved or accredited by a licensed professional engineering institution.
  • Qualifications in similar areas, assessed as equivalent by a licensed Professional Engineering Institution (PEI).
  • Any other evidence of your technical knowledge and understanding.

We believe in the value of experience as well as education. That’s why we’ll consider your application if you don’t meet the educational requirements but can prove you have the same level of knowledge and understanding.

The revised fourth edition of UK-SPEC was published by the Engineering Council on 31 August 2020.

We will be transitioning to the fourth edition of UK-SPEC in 2021, updates regarding this will be available on our website nearer to the implementation. In the meantime, please continue refer to the third edition. If you have any queries, please contact for advice.

For further information and to view the fourth edition, please visit the Engineering Council website.