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Open College Network West Midlands Level 4 Certificate in Medical Equipment Technologies

    • Level4
    • Credits34
    • GLH252
    • TQT340
    • Age range18+
    • Cost£45.00
Ref: 603/2229/9

About this qualification

This qualification is being withdrawn. The qualification will close for registrations on 31/07/2022. Learners will still have until 31/07/2023 to certificate.

The Open College Network West Midlands Level 4 Certificate in Medical Equipment Technologies supports individuals to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding of medical technologies. Working towards achievement of the qualification provides learners with the opportunity to build on existing engineering skills while simultaneously developing new areas of expertise and knowledge applicable to the medical equipment technologies sector.

Centres offering this qualification will be able to provide information to learners about possible
membership of the Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estates Management (IHEEM)
while undertaking a course of study leading to the award of this qualification.

Objectives of the qualification

Depending on the context of the learning and the needs of each individual learner, the qualification can:

  • prepare individuals to progress to a qualification in the same subject area but at a higher level such as the Level 5 Diploma in Medical Equipment Technologies or requiring more specific knowledge, skills and understanding
  • prepare learners for employment
  • support a role in the workplace.
For further details download the Qualification Specification

Why choose this qualification?

The qualification is designed to enable the learners to:

  • be able to apply circuit analysis using various techniques;
  • solve practical problems in a medical engineering scenario;
  • demonstrate understanding of human anatomy.
    • Level4
    • Credits34
    • GLH252
    • TQT340
    • Age range18+
    • Cost£45.00
Rules of combination

To be awarded the Open College Network West Midlands Level 4 Certificate in Medical Equipment Technologies, learners must achieve:

  • all 34 credits within the Mandatory Group M
For further details download the Qualification Specification
Entry Requirements

The learner must be working in a medical engineering role and either working towards or hold a nationally recognised level 3 qualification in a related subject and hold English and Maths GCSEs at grade C or above, or equivalent.

Assessment Methods

Portfolio of evidence.

Quality Assurance Requirements


To offer this qualification, centres must ensure that tutors have one of the following recognised professional qualifications:

  • BA Hon in Engineering or equivalent or higher
  • Diploma in Engineering
  • Engineering HND.


  • Have minimum of 5 years’ experience in a medical engineering role

Internal Quality Assurer (IQA):

Centres must also ensure that they have in place an Internal Quality Assurance person who:

  • Holds or is working towards a Level 4 Award in Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practices or its equivalent.
  • Has substantial experience of working in or assessing qualifications in Medical Equipment Technologies.
  • Is familiar with the assessment requirements of the qualification for which they are the Internal Quality Assurer.
Supporting funding needs

The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) provide funding for different qualifications in England; details of which can be found here. 

To search for our funded qualifications on the Hub type OPENCOLLNETWESTMID in the box “Awarding Org Code or Name”. 

For further details and guidance on the various funding streams that relate to our qualifications, please go to our dedicated funding page. 

Qualification Specification

Learner requirements, units and assessment information


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