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Shape the future of Standards – consultation open now

Shape the future of Standards – consultation open now

Published: 03/09/2018

The Engineering Council is currently carrying out a five-yearly review of its Standards. The review includes the requirements for registration as a professional engineer or technician and the rules and guidelines for carrying out registration and the processes that support it. A key purpose of the review is to ensure that the Standards remain fit-for-purpose as engineering and the wider world changes.

Consultation is central to this review and we are keen to hear from anyone, or any group, who has an interest in the Standards or how they work. Areas covered in the consultation include:

  • Key Principles
  • The UK Standard for Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC)
  • Accreditation of higher education programmes
  • Approval of qualifications and apprenticeships
  • Proposals for the recognition of higher apprenticeships.

You can contribute by viewing and responding to the consultation, which is available online. Responses will help shape the future of standards for professional engineers and we encourage you to share the consultation with colleagues or contacts who may be interested.

The consultation closes at midnight on 24 October 2018. If you have any comments or questions about the consultation process, please email us at