Level 3 Engineering Design and Draughtsperson (Structual Route) Apprenticeship

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Engineering design and draughtspersons produce designs and drawings for structures, piping, electrical systems, control and instrumentation systems and mechanical components used in industrial and commercial construction. Typically, jobholders work in a wide range of industries of national importance including power and water infrastructure, petrochemical, oil and gas, nuclear, food and drink processing.
Jobholders are based at office locations within project design teams and occasionally work at on-site locations. They are required to understand on-site hazards and health and safety requirements.

The jobholder must: Understand technical drawings and specifications and be able to create their own; identify factors likely to affect design decisions; produce CAD (computer aided design) models and engineering drawings and; be able to communicate design information to internal and external parties.

What will I study?

  • Construction principles
  • Construction design
  • Construction technology
  • Health and safety in construction
  • Construction in civil engineering

How will I be assessed?

The course is assessed through observation, underpinning knowledge questions and the development of a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate competence.

  • Monthly onsite assessments
  • End Point Assessment
  • Practical
  • Theory / Test

How will the course be delivered?

Delivery includes weekly classes to cover the requirements of the recommended qualification and most of the apprenticeship standard knowledge elements at our Beverley campus.

Visits to the workplace will be carried out to support and assess workplace competences, support the required consultative project and prepare the apprentice for End Point Assessment.

Entry requirements

Individual employers will set the selection criteria for their apprenticeships. This will typically include a requirement for a minimum of 5 GCSE grades A* - C/9-4 (or equivalent qualifications) including mathematics (preferably B/5); English (Language); a science or technical subject.

Apprentices must have achieved a GCSE to at least a grade C/4, a level 2 qualification in Functional Skills, or an equivalent qualification in both English and mathematics before being entered for their final apprenticeship assessment.

What next?

This standard has been designed to meet the professional standards of the Engineering Council for registration.

Level 4 HNC

Additional information

Additional training included:

  • Level 2 2D CAD Level 3 2D CAD
  • Level 1 Parametric Modelling Level 2 Parametric Modelling
  • Level 3 Parametric Modelling
  • Principles of Product and Concept design
  • Sketch Skills, scaling, 3D modelling and perspectives.
  • IOSH Working Safely
  • CSCS H&S Training
  • Advanced Maths and Science

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Higher Education Apprenticeship Guide Full-time Course Guide 2021 Part-Time Summer Course Guide