Level Three Engineering Design and Draughtsperson Apprenticeship - Mechanical (HNC Route)

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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?

  • Engineering Design
    Engineering Maths
    Engineering Science
    Managing a professional engineering project
    Mechanical principles
    Mechanical workshop practices
    Engineering management
    Maintenance Engineering

How will I be assessed?

Achievement of the course is dependent on passing the end point assessment. The end point assessment will consist of a knowledge test, practical test and structured interview. An accredited qualification may also be included, dependent on the job role and requirements of the individual and employer.

How will the course be delivered?

  • Taught sessions
    Practical sessions
    Assessments in the workplace
    Assessor support

Entry requirements

Individual employers will set the selection criteria for their apprenticeships. This will include a requirement for a minimum of 5 GCSE grades A* - C/9-4 (or equivalent qualifications) including mathematics (preferably B/5-6); 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?

Level 5 HND in Mechanical Engineering.

Additional information

Additional Training:

  • 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
    Advanced Maths and Science

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

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