Training (QATS)

​The QinetiQ Apprentice Training School (QATS) offers Advanced Apprenticeships in Engineering across four pathways: Aeronautical Avionics; Aeronautical Mechanical; Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering; and Engineering Maintenance.  QATS Apprenticeships give students both qualifications and practical workplace experience.  Competition for places is always fierce.  

Inspiring a generation through apprenticeships

Based at MOD Boscombe Down near Salisbury in Wiltshire, QATS is an approved City and Guilds centre and our courses are approved by the Sector Skills Council for Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies (SEMTA). 

Students will work towards an Advanced Apprenticeship involving:

Level 3 NVQ Extended Diploma (Competence)
Level 3 Diploma (Knowledge)
Level 2 Functional Skills in English, Mathematics and Information and Communications Technology, if required
Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
Employment Responsibilities and Rights
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