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Digital Engineering Technician

Support digital engineers and specialists in completing complex tasks using digital engineering techniques.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E)

Typical length
36 months
Current funding band
Up to £21,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer, but candidates will be expected to have achieved at least 5 GCSEs, including maths and English; or a level 2 apprenticeship.

What apprentices will learn
  • resources and time management
  • safe working practices
  • sustainability and environmental policies
  • prepare initial design briefs and detailed designs via a digital workflow
  • simple construction simulations and logistic planning using a digital workflow
  • engineering terminology
  • collaboration and effective team working
  • BTEC level 3 construction and the built environment
  • NVQ level 3 diploma in built environment design
  • apprentices without level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this before taking the end-point assessment
Professional registration

Apprentices will be eligible to register as a technician or associate with one of the following professional institutions:

  • The Chartered Institute of Building as an associate construction manager (ACIOB)
  • The Institution of Civil Engineers as a civil engineering technician (EngTech TMICE)
  • The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors as a technician surveyor (AssocRICS)
  • The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers as a building services engineering technician (EngTech LCIBSE)
  • The Institution of Engineering and Technology as an associate technician (AIET)
How apprentices are assessed

A government-approved organisation must assess apprentices towards the end of their apprenticeship.

This end-point assessment ensures apprentices achieve the skills, training and any qualifications necessary to complete their apprenticeship.

You can download the assessment plan from the Institute for Apprenticeships. There are no end-point assessment organisations for this apprenticeship yet. Please email if you urgently need an end-point assessment organisation.

More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.

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